Months ago, work started on the old automotive shop at 600 N. Broad St., just across from my apartment building. I saw liquor license notices in the windows, so I knew bars or restaurants were coming...but I did not know what they were going to be until now.
Three different spaces are opening up in the old building. One is a catering/event space called Vie, which looks to be already good to go. I am pretty disappointed about this one -- the location is perfect for a coffee shop or patisserie, and instead we get a place for wedding receptions and charity dinners. Oh well.
However, I am excited by the other two places: a New England-inspired seafood restaurant from Stephen Starr called Route 6, and a Marc Vetri gastropub called Alla Spina (formerly Birreria 600).
These developments complement the 98 loft apartments built just off of Broad Street. Exciting times in my neck of the woods.