Philadelphia

Photos: Luke Palladino Plans To Open Namesake Restaurant On Hot East Passyunk Avenue (& Live There Too!!)

Luke Palladino is an established restauranteur is South Jersey, and is excited to announce that he is opening a new concept in Philadelphia, Pa. The restaurant is to be a fine dining establishment (Italian, steak, seafood) with a liquor license on the hottest street in Philadelphia, East Passyunk.
 Situated near the intersection of Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue, the restaurant will take over the space previously occupied by the restaurant Colombo, which was destroyed in a fire in August 2012.   Recently Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC) lead by Sam Sherman Executive Director, bought the property as part of their efforts to improve East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District – PARC has leased the building to Palladino.
The new restaurant will be situated at the new “Gateway to Passyunk” Plaza, which undergoes construction in June 2014, with a completion date of September 2014, in plenty of time for the November 2014 grand opening of Palladino.
Palladino’s represents Luke’s first restaurant in Philadelphia itself. His other restaurants are:

Luke Palladino Harrah’s Resort (opened 2011), 200 Seats, Upscale Italian, Atlantic City, NJ
 This restaurant will feature lunch and dinner service daily, as well as a late night bar scene, with indoor seating for 80 and outdoor seating for 40. The restaurant has a secure parking lot directly across Broad Street, valet parking, easy access from a Septa station, and is within easy access from Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Ballpark, and the Wells Fargo Center.

 Luke’s Kitchen & Marketplace (opened 2012), 120 Seats, Casual/Quick Serve, Atlantic City, NJ at one of my favorite places to stay, Revel Resorts.

 
  Luke Palladino Catering (opened 2010), Full Service Catering Operation, Linwood, NJ

  Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian (opened 2013), 80 Seats, Upscale Italian, Linwood, NJ
 

Palladino (l) is no stranger to the Philadelphia area, and has been looking to open a restaurant here for quite some time. Throughout the years he has also participated in several charity organizations including PAWS and Vetri’s Great Chef’s Event. He plans to relocate to East Passyunk with girlfriend and marketing manager Kristine
Kurilko
. PARC the landlord
will renovate two apartments upstairs into one for the couple. Luke
wants to not just open a restaurant but be part of the East Passyunk
Avenue community, as well as the community at large! He will engage in events, take part in festivals (first up The Flavor’s Festival April 26, which I’ll be photographing, as well as his opening party in November 2014),
engage with the civics and neighbors and really become part of the hot and happening East Passyunk neighborhood!!
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