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Federal Donuts gets a new home (for now) in Center City Philadelphia

This spot, a block from the previous location, is billed as a temporary move.

Chocolate old-fashioned doughnuts have returned to Federal Donuts' menu.
Chocolate old-fashioned doughnuts have returned to Federal Donuts' menu.Read moreCOURTESY FEDERAL DONUTS

Federal Donuts’ Center City location has a new home nearby.

The hometown doughnut/chicken/coffee chain, forced in February from the 1600 block of Sansom Street to make way for a new 28-story high-rise, is operating out of the subterranean space at 1526 Sansom St. The space previously housed The Rooster and Rooster Soup Co.

Goldie, a Middle Eastern fast-casual restaurant owned by partners Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, is upstairs.

The location is billed as temporary, as the partners, including Tom Henneman, Felicia D’Ambrosio, and Bob Logue, want to open in a new location in the Rittenhouse area in six to nine months. It’s unclear why they don’t plan to stay put, though the eight steps down from the street could be a literal and figurative impediment.

In its new location, FedNuts is offering fried chicken all day and has revived three classic glazed doughnuts based on a spiced cake recipe.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday.