Rick Olivieri is on the move again. The owner of Rick's Steaks, who in late 2008 was ousted from his primo spot in Reading Terminal Market after a squabble with management, says he's pulling out of the Bellevue's downstairs food court, where he set up in mid-2009. Last day will be Dec. 29, he said. His next stop awaits the dotting of i's and crossing of t's on a lease. Stop back here for the info.
Looks like "early January" for the opening of 943, Pat Cancelliere's Italian-Argentine mix at 943 S. Ninth St. in the Italian Market. The place sure looks ready, and Cancelliere has been feeding comp meals to friends and family. But until he gets his health inspection, he can't receive paying customers.
And it now looks like mid-January at the earliest for Fathom, Mike Stollenwerk's bar/seafooder at 200 E. Girard Ave. in Fishtown. A continuance was issued at a Dec. 22 zoning hearing, and the board will hear the matter after New Year's -- probably Jan. 11 or 12.
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