East Passyunk Avenue is one of the hottest stretches of commercial real estate in the city, and over the last five years, it's become a restaurant row.
The nonprofit Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. wants more. It is rehabbing a building as a restaurant/apartments at 1911 E. Passyunk Ave., between Tre Scalini and the former Sticks & Stones (which will be revived as Noir).
PARC's Sam Sherman says the first floor would make a fine BYOB seating 24 to 35. He says PARC would fit out the restaurant to a tenant's specs at a rent of $2,500. Electricity for the restaurant will be supplied by a solar panel array on the roof.
Sherman says he's looking for something different for the Avenue, perhaps an organic restaurant. (Disclosure: A family member had considered renting the space.)
Zoning allows for a restaurant but the operator would need to get a use permit as the commercial space has been vacant for more than three years.