The space is unlike any other in town, a bi-level corner hall with 45-foot ceilings, century-old glazed bricks, postindustrial iron accents, and huge Palladian windows that gaze up from the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
1.35 million clams. And there are no plans to close.
Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga, the Fat Ham) and his director of operations, Ben Fileccia, are channeling the 1980s at Juniper Commons (521 S. Broad St., 215-735-1913), new at the corner of Broad and South Streets in the SouthStar apartments.
Owner Rob Wasserman said six weeks of heavy renovations will yield what he calls a "very family-friendly" restaurant.
January openings projected in East Passyunk and Chinatown.
“Beer goes so well with barbecue, so we’ve been thinking about doing this for a while,” says Jim Higgins, who, with wife and chef Brooke Higgins, launched the Northeast counter-service spot in 2005