|Lookin’ dapper, Sam|
East Passyunk grabbed some additional award attention from the Philly food scene for PARC – no, not that one – upon which City Paper bestowed its 2012 “Big Vision Award” for the food and drink category.
In her write up of the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, CP’s Carly Szkaradnik praised the group’s “assertive, holistic approach to furthering the local dining cause,” and bringing success to such first-time restaurateurs as Chris Kearse, whose Will BYOB is turning heads all over town. They didn’t even mention the facade program Sherman got going that we told you about this fall.
Congratulations, Sam. You really have made an incredible difference around here.
Eventually, PARC wants to capitalize on dining-driven crowds with more retail options staying open later. “We’re working to get something like Fante’s down here now,” Sherman explains, “because some people are going to King of Prussia for that stuff.” And Sherman says next year will see another big round of acquisitions, bringing at least a few more restaurants to bolster the neighborhood’s dining-destination rep well into the future.”
What do you think? Can PARC bring more of a late-night, retail-destination vibe to our humble corner of the city? Is that atmosphere welcome down here? Do we have enough restaurants down here already, if that is such a thing? Sound off in the comments.