Genji, the Japanese spots, employ 1,400 people, including sushi chefs, working behind counters inside about 250 Whole Foods stores in 19 states.
"Many of you have become like 'family' just like the TV show 'Cheers,'" says a notice on the door.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten on the top floor, in the hotel, and hometown hero Greg Vernick on street level at 18th and Arch.
The opening at 18th and Sansom Streets further expands Starr's holdings in the neighborhood.
The one-nighter will be Oct. 9.
"I like making people happy with my cooking," O'Halloran said.
They're in the former Palladino's (1934 E. Passyunk Ave.).
This time out, it will have a small bar linking the two dining rooms.
She was an inveterate home cook in Center City in the early 1970s when she opened Le Cook Nook, a cooking-supply retailer.
SPiN, at 15th and Walnut Streets, is outfitted with 17 Olympic-style tables, private lounges, and a bar serving beer, wine, and cocktails.
One features those small, light Neapolitan pizzas, while the other makes a mighty respectable version of square, Trenton-style tomato pies (the cheese-on-the-bottom pizzas).
Classic's 83-foot frontage on JFK Boulevard will have large windows to allow the public to watch Classic's gelato, chocolate, and candymaking.
It will be open for lunch and dinner and will be priced for the neighborhood.