Work has started at the new Fond location

The old crappy windows are out to make way for new ones at 1537 South 11th Street (at Tasker), where the Fond crew is planning to move into this fall.

So, it’s still quite early

Owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki and Tory Keomanivong plan to have a liquor license and a six seat bar at the new location. The space is positively gutted and looks about double the size of the old restaurant. They’ve said they plan to open in October or November

Still no word yet on what the crew plans to do with their current space, despite rumors that a Chicago chef was interested in opening his restaurant there or that they might move their pastry shop Belle Cakery from down the street. As to the first rumor, the chef apparently didn’t know the Fonders were keeping it.

Not so long ago

We checked with the team a couple weeks ago on Twitter about that second rumor, and here was the response: “Wow who makes this stuff up?”

We guess that means Belle isn’t going anywhere, which is good news since that leaves room for a new concept at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave.

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