A new room, with a bar, next door will effectively double the size of the Top Chef's restaurant.
Il Cantuccio, which has held the corner of Third Street and Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties since 1999, is out of business.
The bar - a fixture at Front and South Streets since 1976 - was the subject of a "Bar Rescue" in 2011.
Keven Parker's mom, Joyce, was the neighborhood's cook. Her son turned it all pro.
Owner Donal McCoy says he wants to move on.
New owners at Southwark Southwark, at the leading edge of the city's cocktail revival and local-ingredient movement from its opening in 2004, will change hands this summer.