Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jose Garces consulting on restaurant at PHL

It will be an upscale tavern, part of the Terminal F expansion.

Jose Garces consulting on restaurant at PHL


Jose Garces is on the move again.

As part of a major redo of Terminal F at Philadelphia International Airport, he will consult on - but not operate - a tavern called Local.

The Inquirer's Linda Loyd reported in Sunday's editions that construction is underway to enlarge the center "hub" that connects three concourses, doubling the number of restaurants and retail shops, and adding passenger seating. The eateries and concessions - including spots by La Colombe and a burger concept - will open in phases, some before Thanksgiving, and more next July 1, including Local. All concessions will be open by September 2013.

Every seat at Local will have an iPad, and every table and bar stool will have a place to plug in and charge up a 110-volt outlet and a USB port. Sixty brands of beers will be available as will an "extensive" wine list, said Ricky Blatstein, who operates the airport restaurants.

US Airways is acting as construction manager of the Terminal F redesign, which will be completed in early 2016 and financed by fees charged to airlines.

Read the exclusive report here.

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