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Liquor and Reservations Are the Only Changes Coming to Garces Trading Co.

Garces Trading Company
Garces Trading Company Photo: Courtesy Philadelphia Brownstoner

The other day Grub Street floated the idea that applications for a liquor license and a new reservation policy going into effect signaled that Garces Trading Co., the market and café from Jose Garces that’s been the center of controversy since it opened earlier this year with a state-run wine boutique on premises, might be transforming into a more traditional restaurant. Alas we were wrong. The only changes coming are the aforementioned liquor license and reservations, according to Meal Ticket’s A.D. Amorosi. Everything else will remain the same.

Both changes are for the benefit of customers. The liquor license will allow GTC to serve customers cocktails, beer and wines by the glass. Right now the wine boutique, which the PLCB rents from Garces, only sells bottles of wine. And the deal with reservations? That’s in response to customer feedback that it takes too long to get seated.

The latest on Garces Trading Co.’s liquor license and reservation plans
[Meal Ticket]

Earlier: Is Garces Trading Company Transforming Into a Restaurant?

Liquor and Reservations Are the Only Changes Coming to Garces Trading Co.