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.
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.
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.