For years, a prime ground-floor space in the Ayer building on Washington Square was empty.
Three years ago, when Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr opened Talula's Garden across the lobby, Olexy thought she might have an idea for it.
In mid-July, it is to open as Talula's Daily - a forward-thinking melding of her Talula's Table in Kennett Square (e.g. market) with elements of Chez Panisse (as in, organic, seasonal, farm-sourced cooking).
Besides being a less-expensive companion to Talula's Garden, the Daily also stands to invigorate Washington Square; though there is no shortage of dining options nearby (such as Cooperage in the Curtis Center and various eateries on Walnut Street), there's really nothing on the square itself.