Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy, partners at Talula's Garden and Talula's Daily on Washington Square, are setting their next project in Fishtown.
They are taking over a former warehouse at 1526-30 Frankford Ave., a few blocks north of his Frankford Hall and Fette Sau. The name and concept are not final, though Starr said it will have a garden and should open in the spring.
Bagels, 'round here
The Philadelphia area has two new bagel shops opened by out-of-towners re-creating their hometown styles.
Haberdasher Norman Vosko, a Montreal native, just sold his Hugo Boss stores to open a genuine Montreal-style bagel shop, Mount Royal Bagel Co., in Marlton Crossing Shopping Center (101 Route 73 South, 856-334-8108). The wide-holed bagels, much lighter than other bagels, are bathed in honey and water before they reach the brick oven. The shop, which has comfy seating by a fireplace, sells sandwiches, salads, and coffee.