Scarduzio’s East Passyunk Project Slated For Demolition & A Rebuild

Yesterday while I was shooting the East Passyunk Car Show & Festival, I noticed that a Zoning Notice was up on Scarduzio’s future Italian restaurant on East Passyunk ave.

Partners Stephen and Tamar Olitsky told me earlier this year, that their engineer found structural issues with the building. I thought maybe this project would take a backseat now that Scraduzio and Olitsky started focusing on their new project, the old Le Bec Fin, but a source told me they are going to develop this property too.

The zoning notice says the entire building will be demo’d and the two lots 1646 and 1648 S 12th Street will become zoned one lot. The three story building will have a restaurant on the first floor, and three apartments in the rest of the building, which will include a roof deck. Sounds great. The zoning hearing is scheduled for 8/14 at 1515 Arch Streets.