It’s official: The late, lamented Broad Street Diner has been purchased by Stephen Starr. Michael Klein over at Food & Drinq broke the news.
Blogalicious: “Tell you what we’d lovelovelove to see… something like Fatty Crab in New York, a Malaysian hole-in-the-wall with a hipstery backpacking-through-Asia vibe. Far East beers. Colonial Brit cocktails. Whole chili crabs served wayyy late into the evening. Oh yeah, we’d go there so much we’d practically be a stool. Or maybe Starr and David Chang’s Buddakan dinner back in January was more than just a date… Dare to dream.”
Foobooz: “As much as we’ve had a love-hate relationship with SRO, Starr’s restaurants are undeniably catalysts for neighborhood change. It wasn’t so long ago that Starr took over another former diner and breathed the sweet, revitalizing breath of the hospitality industry into a neighborhood - and a city - that badly needed it. South Broad Street below Washington is in dire need of a similar strong anchor - and what could be better to encourage other business owners with deep pockets to take notice of what could be on South Broad than a high-profile restaurateur with a proven track record?”
Stay tuned for further developments.
Starr into the Broad Street Diner [Food & Drinq]