Construction will begin in about six weeks on the replacement for the recently demolished building that used to house Artisan Boulanger, according to developer Stephen Olitsky.
Olitsky says the new design for the building at 12th, Morris and Passyunk, of which he sent us renderings, better fits the neighborhood than the more modern original proposal.
Olitsky had been planning to fill the first floor of the building with a bistro from chef Chris Scarduzio, who recently pulled out of the project. Olitsky told The Insider that he had already been on the hunt for another restaurant partner.
We also received pictures of a crew creating a sidewalk from the loose bricks of the demolished building, which will ease pedestrian traffic while the replacement is constructed.
Meanwhile, what do you think of the new design? Here’s the old one for comparison: