The Philadelphia native plans to open a two-in-one restaurant concept at 407 N. First St. in Jackson Ward.
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Singaporean investors bought the 47-acre site from Longships Capital, Homeward Angel and Prudent Richmond, which paid $38 million for the property in 2017.
The Belgian company plans to close or sell all 128 of its North America stores by the end of March due to the drop in foot traffic during the pandemic.
The city’s new 20-year master plan would allow for a greater variety of uses in areas around The Diamond, but also would remove some uses currently allowed.
The Cordish Cos., Bally’s Corp. and Urban One are finalists. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe, Wind Creek Hospitality and Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos are out.
The developer is “at a little bit of a loss of what we will do next with the property” after a plan for townhomes and commercial space was nixed.
The Pit and The Peel will join two office tenants in the mixed-use project rising on the site of the old school property at 5800 Patterson Ave.
The furniture store will stay open in the space for at least the time being but the owners are mulling retirement.
D’Haiti Wellness, which has operated online since 2019, plans to open a retail location in the West End shopping center in April.
The restaurant space at 309 N. Laurel St. is swapping out brisket and cornbread for dumplings and ramen.