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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Check out renderings of the new Palladino’s coming to 1934 E. Passyunk Ave.

Plans were unveiled last night for Palladino’s, the upscale steakhouse moving into the fire-damaged former home of Colombo’s  at 1934 E. Passyunk Ave.

The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, which bought the building in February, hosted a meet-and-greet for near-neighbors with chef/owner Luke Palladino. We weren’t able to get to the meeting, but we did get a hold of a couple of renderings.


Palladino plans 80 seats inside and another 40 outside, a full bar with liquor license, craft cocktail list and a wine list, and big a neon sign on the front. But this isn’t necessarily what the sign will look like, said PARC director Sam Sherman:


The renovated building will be across the street from a $500,000 project to create an East Passyunk gateway at the wedge-shaped plot of land at the intersection of Passyunk, Broad and McKean. Work on that project should be starting any day now.

So, that makes two improvements over what’s there now:

Colombo's 3-25-14

The former Colombo’s back in March.

So, even though we don’t have the final design of the sign yet, what do you think overall?

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8 Responses to Check out renderings of the new Palladino’s coming to 1934 E. Passyunk Ave.

  1. Marsha August 12, 2014 at 10:40 am #


  2. Dan P. August 12, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Judging from the renderings, it’s also going to bring a lot of cars with it. :P

    But seriously… looks good. Walked by it this morning and guys were already in there cutting things and banging other things (to use the technical terms).

  3. April August 12, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    nice change, but loose the neon, seriously, I hope Sam means that when he says it.

  4. Phillydave August 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    It looks good, but I would lose the awning. It would make for a more vibrant corner without it and I am not sure what it adds.

  5. Neal August 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    I love that this building is getting used. But dose it have to be so ugly? Lets get a tasteful design for the coloring.

  6. zreese August 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    I think it’s pretty striking! Love the black and white stripes. It’ll be a nice contrast.

  7. Bailey August 17, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Love that this building is finally being renovated and turned into a great new business, but no neon, please! This is our neighborhood, not Atlantic City.

  8. AnythonyG August 18, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    The neon will be AWESOME! It’s a major freaking intersection to a business district. You want paking and dim lights move to Jersey.

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