Two Le Bec-Fin alumnae will take over ITV on Saturday.
It will be part of a three-restaurant development next to the Ardmore Music Hall.
Kai's sushi chefs start by creating a ring of sushi rice filled with spicy tuna.
"We put blood, sweat, and tears and actual blood into building this building. It's not just a building. We built it from the ground up. And after we were done, we had to do it again."
It's business as usual at the Tria location until the sale goes through. Typically, liquor-license transfers take 60 to 90 days.
Chef/restaurateurs Peter McAndrews and Jack McDavid are among the new operators.
They're in good company. The list also includes the famed French Laundry, San Francisco's Atelier Crenn, and Spoon and Stable.
A group of neighbors raised $10,000 for the beautification project.
"Ultimately, I grew too fast and wasn't prepared for what I had in front of me," Kevin Sbraga said after informing his 20 employees at King of Prussia Mall.
"I figured out how to feed my family with God's gift of putting dead meat and wood together."
The location most recently was La Casa de Tu Madre after a spell as Growlers.
The Mexican beer bar will take the former Palladino's (1934 E. Passyunk Ave.)