Monday, December 22, 2014

P.J. Clarke's opening here?

I'm hearing strong talk that P.J. Clarke's - the time-honored, Manhattan-based bar (circa 1884) - is fixing to sign a deal at the Atlantic Building at Broad and Spruce Streets, across from the Kimmel Center in the space that last was Ted's Montana Grill.

P.J. Clarke's opening here?

from P.J. Clarke´s website
from P.J. Clarke's website

I'm hearing strong talk that P.J. Clarke's - the time-honored, Manhattan-based bar (circa 1884) - is fixing to sign a deal at the Atlantic Building at Broad and Spruce Streets, across from the Kimmel Center in the space that last was Ted's Montana Grill.

P.J. Clarke's has three spots in New York but is not averse to expansion, as it has locations in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I'm getting the friendly brush-off so far from those involved, including a cheery no comment from P.J. Clarke's rep.

It's no secret that New Yorkers are in love with Philly - e.g. newcomers Barcade and Fette Sau as well as the forthcoming Crumbs Bake Shop (due before Christmas) and coffee outlet Joe (due in 2013).

Michael Klein Philly.com
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here. Reach Michael at mklein@philly.com.

Michael Klein Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected