Here’s what he posted:
WELL, FOLKS. WE TRIED.
We tried real hard to make it work in South Philly. This is a neighborhood we love. But, we can’t do it on 9th St. anymore. This is a tough block, no question. We want to thank all of you who have supported us here. That meant so much to us. We are looking for another location to serve you so stay tuned. In the meantime, we will be up in Center City having fun with hot dogs, creating new and tasty specials and contemplating our next move.
Once again, we love you all and thank you for your support.
The shop opened with high ambitions of being the late-night alternative to a drunken cheesesteak run, with weekend hours as late as 4 a.m. at one point. Delivery was also offered, but apparently it never took off.
Or, maybe the glow from Geno’s neon is just too powerful for that location to work. After all, it was previously home to O Sandwiches, which closed even though it was the best bahn mi (Vietnamese hoagie) shop ever.