After 15 years of serving an estimated five million hungry Philadelphians, the Commissary will close Oct. 25.
The upscale cafeteria at 1710 Sansom St. was something of a sensation when Steve Poses opened it in 1976, and it prospered for many years. "But times change," Poses said yesterday. "We have to change with them."
Poses will move his catering operation into the space now occupied by the Commissary, with a "tasting office and library" facing Sansom Street. Poses said his extensive collection of "cookery bookery" will be accessible to the public by appointment.