New restaurant coming to 525 Washington Ave?

Washington Ave isn’t usually thought of as a dining destination. However, with it’s location nestled between hot spots like East Passyunk and Bella Vista/Queen Village, it isn’t hard to imagine that some people might be looking to capture foodies’ attention on their way to either neighborhood.

The two new buildings at 525-27 Washington Ave
A newly re-done building at 525 Washington Ave has a zoning notice for an application to put in a sit-down and take out restaurant. The permit applicant is listed as Damon Roberts, the lawyer and former candidate for state House and City Council. No word yet as to who will be running the place or what they plan to offer, but we’ll be keeping you informed.
Remember what the building used to look like?
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– Caroline Voyles, @CarolineVoyles