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Update: Brother Jimmy's BBQ will not open in Center City

Fondue restaurant gives way to barbecue.

Update (3/30/17): Project is dead

The former Melting Pot restaurant space in the parking garage across from Reading Terminal Market, the Downtown Marriott, and the Convention Center has a new tenant on the way:

It's Brother Jimmy's BBQ, the Upper East Side-rooted, Carolina-spirited eatery   that has been opening locations along the Eastern Seaboard.

This will be the fourth Brother Jimmy's - after Stanford, Conn., White Plains, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. - for a restaurant group that includes Brian Harrington (the City Tap Houses in Logan Square and University City, Pennsylvania 6, and Field House).

Opening is expected in early 2017.