Predella Restaurant and Zoey's Yogurt Bar Move Into South Philadelphia

Predella Restaurant opened on August 1st in South Philadelphia

It’s out with the old and in with the new in the Italian Market area this week, as several hot spots are getting ready to debut. Predella Restaurant opened today (August 1) at 32 S 10th Street, Zoey's Yogurt bar is moving into Underdog's old location on S. 9th Street next to Geno's, the St. Jude Shop closed their East Passyunk Avenue location, and Golosa Chocolate and Dessert Bar packed up last week.

The old Carluccio’s spot at 32 S. 10th Street just opened today at Predella, an Italian eatery who has spent the last several weeks with a "help wanted" sign in its window. No word yet what their specialties will be, but, fans of old fashioned South Philly neighborhood fare will recall that the same address was once home to Evelyn & Shanks’ tripe joint.

Zoey's Yogurt Bar sign is up
Not so very long ago on June 18, Underdogs – the gourmet hot dog spot on S. 9th Street – left its location next to Geno’s Steaks and closed shop. Though they didn’t go bang-up business in the Italian Market, the location seems ripe for one great food enterprise to break out. Underdogs will still continue at its original location at 132 S 17th Street. The newest eatery to try their luck their is Zoey’s Yogurt Bar. It isn't open yet; they just put the sign up today.

Two other longtime favorites in the area are closing without word of who or what will replace them. The St. Jude’s Shop on East Passyunk Avenue just closed its doors, and is traveling northward to Havertown, PA. If you're from this area  and made your first Holy Communion or were Confirmed, you probably bought your processional goods there.

Then there’s Golosa Chocolate Bar and Dessert Lounge at 806 S 6th Street which closed last weekend. We ran into Fabio Scarpelli, the owner and principle chocolatier of Golosa, who said he gave operating a storefront a try and just couldn’t make it work in that location. We hope he finds another spot soon for his chocolates. They were divine. Not as divine as anything at St. Jude’s but pretty close.

Photos (c)Glamorosi 2013

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013