Steakhouse called Palladino’s to take over burned-out Colombo’s at 1934 E. Passyunk

A new restaurant called Palladino’s, being billed as an upscale steak and seafood house, will be taking over the old Colombo’s space at 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., which was damaged in a fire in August 2012. Owner Luke Palladino, who already owns four other steakhouses in New Jersey, including two

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Former Colombos will get new life as PARC buys the building

The boarded-up former Colombo’s, which was severely damaged in a fire in August 2012, is being purchased by the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation. PARC director Sam Sherman told us that the organization, which has renovated a number of buildings along the avenue, including locations for Fond, Noord and the forthcoming

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The fire-ravaged Colombo’s has been sold. Woohoo!

Colombo’s, the former sometimes-restaurant that burned last summer at the southern end of East Passyunk Avenue, was sold in February at sheriff’s sale. According to court documents, the building’s former owner, Maurice Pisano, had been fighting foreclosure proceedings all the way back to 2007. He finally lost, and the building was sold for a mere $50,000, apparently to

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Why Colombo’s fire started – plus pics of ruined restaurant

A source who was poking around Colombo’s Friday said that after a preliminary check, investigators believe that the fire that torched the restaurant last week was started because of a hard-wired electrical problem. Looks more ominous than it is There were no signs of a grease fire, said the source,

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