Shank's in Center City is on the move

Two years ago, Shank's Original Uptown moved into the eensy luncheonette space by the parking garage on 15th Street near Sansom.

But at 700 square feet, it's run out of room, and Shank's owner Phil McFillin and operator Marcello Ciurlino are looking for larger quarters elsewhere in Center City. (Know of at least 2,000 square feet? McFillin wants to hear from you.)

July 15 is the last day at 120 S. 15th St.

The Shank's operation at Pier 40 on Delaware Avenue will remain open.

Shank's is the new(er) incarnation of Shank's & Evelyn's, for decades a landmark luncheonette on 10th Street near Catharine Streets. Frank Perri died in 1994 and Evelyn retired in 2008; that's when McFillin, an attorney and long-time customer, bought the brand.

The 10th Street location is a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant called Carluccio's.

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