Move Over Sweet Charlie, Seventh Heaven May Open Before You In Rittenhouse
Sweet Charlie’s, the Thai ice cream shop, is schedule to open this month at 1921 Walnut St., but wait a minute they have some competition nearby
This stretch of 19th Street has always looked down and out to me. It’s near 19th and Market, where I get off the bus and head to the square. It’s across the street where Enterprise Rent a Car is and I rent a lot of cars. In fact I just rented one Friday night and I didn’t notice something was amiss til last night when I was heading to a job at the Rittenhouse Hotel – The Ballroom Reveal (Look for those photos at Philly Style and Metro Philly later today).I always thought the ToBox sign was odd, and stood out.
Ummm well I noticed yesterday that ToBox is no longer there, I had to do a double take, and then I noticed the entire facade had been changed and a new store was called “Seventh Heaven Fresh Rolled Ice Cream” was now in it’s place. I did a little sleuthing and couldn’t find the owners or another ice cream place by the same name in the country; In fact the domain to the new business had just been registered March 19, 2017
I do love the new white paint which definitely brightens the block, but how’d they get away with chopping off the dry cleaner sign, unless Ye Old Dry Cleaner owners are the one’s who are opening Seventh Heaven?
I stopped in my tracks and crossed the street to get a closer look. I was really surprised at how much work had been done in 2 weeks at the most. I just rented a car on Friday, and granted it was raining but I think I would have noticed if the building across from the garage had been painted white, and had a new sign
When I was reviewing my photos at home, I noticed there were people busy getting the place ready to open, which I bet is very soon. Those chair ladders make my heart beat fast. I bet this place is ready in a week, perhaps before Sweet Charlie’s. They’re the same price too, and Seventh is open a little later as well.
I hear they’re opening this Friday 4/7/17
As for Mr To, I know he’s been waiting to move into a new spot on Chestnut Street next to Boyd’s (see above), but when I saw him at the Zarwin Baum March Madness Party March 16, 2017 the new place wasn’t ready yet he told me. (I checked the new spot yesterday and there are work permits in the window dated March 27, 2017)
Then I noticed at ToBox has popped up at 117 S 19th St (with this note on it’s FB page: Temporarily located inside the Topper’s Spa/Salon in Rittenhouse Square)
And I was still able to make it to my 530PM job at The Rittenhouse Hotel.
Check back tomorrow for more party pictures, and on Sunday and next Thursday for more Philly Gossip.