Broad Street Diner Looking Closer, Plus Some Boot and Saddle Info

Over the weekend, we noticed that the Broad Street Diner at Broad & Ellsworth Sts. has made some serious progress since the last time we passed by, with a shiny new sign and even shinier new facade improvements. As we mentioned in August, Michael Petrogiannis, of the Melrose along with several other diners, is taking over this space, which will hopefully bring some necessary life to this part of Broad St.

A few months back
Current. Apparently, no longer a place for ribs.
The old look
Current shot. So very shiny.
Anyone know what happened to the mural on the side of the parking lot?

Meanwhile, Avram Hornik is still trying to resurrect the old Boot and Saddle bar, just a couple of doors to the north. Though he has met some neighborhood resistance to this point, he seems to believe that this project will indeed move forward. According to a post on a Philadelphia Speaks thread, Hornik hopes to have a venue space in the rear that accomodates about a hundred people, with a few shows every week. Standard pub food will likely be served, and numerous original details will, ideally, remain. That includes the sign, which will be restored to its former awesome glory. Tsarstruck, the person who shared this information, was kind enough to share some interior photos as well.

From the outside
An old, lucky booth
Existing murals will hopefully be kept
More murals
And some more

If everything goes according to plan, this corner should be seriously reinvigorated in just a few short months. Seems like a nice place to open another establishment, no?

We’re looking at you, Philip’s.

Ahem...