Location: 339 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Callowhill
Key Players: Peter Woolsey, Kenneth Bush, Brad Histand
The Situation: Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey is heading to North Broad for another French restaurant, bringing along La Minette’s executive chef Kenny Bush and La Peg’s GM Brad Histand. Gabi, going in the new Hanover North Broad building, will be an Art Deco-styled all-day cafe with sidewalk seating, a bar, and dishes like French onion soup, steak frites, duck confit, and escargot.
Projected Opening: October
Cicala at the Divine Lorraine
Location: 699 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Spring Garden
Key Players: Joe Cicala, Angela Cicala
The Situation: Chefs Joe Cicala, formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa, and Angela Cicala are working on Cicala at the Divine Lorraine in Philly’s rapidly changing North Broad Street corridor. The upscale eatery, set inside a historic hotel turned apartment building, will serve southern Italian fare.
Projected Opening: Early October