Fourth and Cross owner, Andrew Michaels, is seeking neighborhood feedback on a new idea for his space at 1527 S. 4th St. The farm-to-table restaurant which closed at the end of December is considering a transition into a spot for people to use as a test kitchen, work space or event space.
This idea is still a work-in-progress, but Michaels is looking to gauge feedback on this concept to decide which direction to go in. If this would become a test kitchen and work space, it would be for professionals to test out new ideas and work on their menus or new ideas for the food industry. As he puts it, “all ideas would be entertained.” He would hope to set it up as a quick and affordable option for food businesses. If this would become a reality, it would then be a matter or setting up a schedule, rules and rates for the use of the space, among other things.
Michaels says he has offers from people looking to take over the space and have it remain a restaurant, but he wants to see if his idea has enough interest to be sustained.
What do you all think? Would you prefer to see another restaurant here, or have a new test kitchen space in Pennsport?