Fresh off their success at 21st and South Streets, Honey's Sit 'N Eat owners Jeb Woody and Ellen Mogell today signed a lease in Old City for a third location.
They're taking over what most recently was the Turkish spot Konak at 228 Vine St., next door to the Painted Bride Art Center.
This location - a mere seven blocks or so from their flagship at Fourth and Brown Streets in Northern Liberties - will have a liquor license. The front room will become the main dining room. Behind it is an enormous, high-ceilinged room that will accommodate private parties and the inevitable weekend brunch rush.
Steven Clofine and Veronica Blum at Mallin Panchelli real estate had worked with Mogell and Woody on their 21st and South deal and had the listing on the Old City space. Blum said the building's owner had sought a tenant that served breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, "a place like Honey's," so ...
Woody projects six to nine months on the demo and build-out, but concedes he's often wrong.
Woody, meanwhile, hopes to open Shifty's Taco in Brewerytown in early August.