UPDATE: There’s more than renovations happening at Palladino’s. According to Philly Mag, the closure is due to landlord/tenant issues. Luke Palladino is being sued for claims that he “hasn’t paid rent on the restaurant since March and owes the landlord more than $25,000.”
The East Passyunk Avenue dining spot is now planning a renovation to make the restaurant “more of a community gathering place.”
According to The Insider, the plan is to brighten the atmosphere of the restaurant, adding some rock-and-roll themed decor. This renovation will also be bringing some changes to the menu with more Italian-American classics and the option of ordering for takeout.
To make these changes, the restaurant will be closed throughout the summer. The expected reopening date is Friday, September 9.