|L to R: Mama Yolanda's original space, and new awnings across 8th street|
This week, in Philadelphia’s Italian Market, two iconic restaurant spaces – the New Golden Palace at 801 Washington Avenue, and Mama Yolanda’s at 746 S. 8th – are undergoing massive changes. A third space, Zoey’s Yogurt Bar at 1207 S. 9th Street, along Cheesesteak Row, is shooting to open on Tuesday, September 24.
|The New Golden Palace in South Philly|
Within the last several months, Mama Yolanda’s space currently has a construction crew cleaning out the restaurant and doing repairs. In April 2013, PhillyMag.com reported that the Mama Yolanda's was being converted into nine apartments. Last week, one of the workers at the South 8th Street spot claimed that the Italian restaurant’s owners were looking to re-conceptualize its menu and design elements. Perhaps that is why Mama Yolanda’s awnings are now across the street and hanging on what used to be the Cup and Saucer Café, at 743 S. 8th Street? Stay tuned.
|Zoey's Yogurt Bar in South Philly|
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Posted on September 20, 2013