Restaurant notes: Speck in limbo

Speck, in the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties, cost nearly a million bucks to build.

And it might very well open someday. 

But will Shola Olunloyo be chef-owner of the restaurant?

Not if what I'm hearing -- and what Foobooz is contending -- is true.

After an operating agreement was not signed, Tower Investments changed the locks.

Olunloyo, who hosted a few friends-and-family dinners last month, is typically nonresponsive to communications from the media, and Tower head Bart Blatstein declined to address the matter.

On the plus side for Olunloyo, he controls the liquor license with real estate agent Andrea Boelter, who today told me that she had not spoken with Olunloyo in some time.

He is blogging about food.

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