Thursday, December 25, 2014

Mexican Post near the Parkway is closed

Landlord had filed a judgment. In other news, South Street West has lost its cupcake shop.

Mexican Post near the Parkway is closed

Mexican Post at 1601 Cherry St.
Mexican Post at 1601 Cherry St. via Facebook

The Mexican Post location just off the Parkway at 1601 Cherry St. - which seemed to do bang-up business at least at its outdoor patio - closed Wednesday after 6½ years. 

The company isn't talking about the reasons. Other locations, including a stand at the Comcast Center and the restaurant in Old City, are still open.

Municipal Court records recount that the landlord filed a judgment last spring seeking $135,000 in rent. The judgment was put on hold during appeal in July.

Speaking of landlord-tenant disputes, court records show a tussle between the operators of Philly Cupcake and its landlord at 1944 South St. (aka 20th and South Streets).

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That fight - which included an allegation that nearly $24,000 in rent was owed and a counterclaim that the landlord's contractors had botched needed repairs, delaying the shop's opening - ended in a settlement Oct. 25, according to court records.

The upshot: Philly Cupcake closed the shop after nine months and regrouped at its 1132 Chestnut St. location. As noted by the NakedPhilly blog, signs on the now-empty South Street store indicate forthcoming Philly Cupcake locations at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Klein
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