On the Main Line, the grand Wayne Hotel (139 E. Lancaster Ave.) -- fresh from a two-year renovation -- is building out what developer S.W. Bajus Ltd. intends as a sophisticated, multipurpose American restaurant called Paramour. It's the former longtime home of the buttoned-down Taquet.
Opening date is penciled in for the week of Sept. 26.
Bajus has hired Maurice Kim deRamus, a Culinary Institute of America grad whose resume includes the casual Zen Sushi in Northern Liberties and A La Maison in Ardmore.
Paramour will have four areas: the outdoor veranda; a lobby lounge with working fireplace and large cocktail list; a bistro bar with plush banquettes and sheer-curtained floor-to-ceiling windows; and the main room with views of the chef’s bar (black granite accented with nickel “penny” tiles) and open kitchen.