Thursday, October 8, 2015

Old City's Tangerine is up for grabs

Starr is letting go.

Old City's Tangerine is up for grabs

Tangerine, 232 Market St., back in the day.  YONG KIM / Staff Photographer
Tangerine, 232 Market St., back in the day. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Nearly four years after it closed, the Old City restaurant Tangerine is going back on the market - candle holders and all.

Realtor Anthony Falcone of M.S. Fox is getting the listing together for 232 Market St., a spacious and sumptuously appointed 9,500 or so square feet.

Stephen Starr's organization had been using Tangerine for catering and kitchen work. Falcone, who told me that the place is in great shape, said most of the furnishings and equipment will be included. He would not discuss money.

When it opened in 2000, the midnight-at-the-oasis-themer won all kinds of raves for its food and sexy atmosphere.

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The Inquirer's Craig LaBan described it as a "futuristic fabric-draped Casbah of dining pleasure."

It shut down in August 2009.

There's no word on the status of Starr's other unused former restaurant, Angelina/Blue Angel, at 706 Chestnut St.

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