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Restaurant changes

Shang Skipper, who oversaw the Del Frisco steakhouse's first year, got a promotion. And look at who's running Franco's Trattoria in East Falls.

Two restaurants are in the throes of management changes.

Shang Skipper, who's run Center City's Del Frisco's steakhouse over its first year, got a corporate promotion within Sullivan's. He's leaving in late January to become a regional manager for Sullivan's properties in King of Prussia, Wilmington, and Baltimore. His replacement, to be formally announced at the Del Frisco's anniversary party on Jan. 27, will be Rich Furino, an 11-year Sullivan's veteran who runs the Sullivan's in King of Prussia.

Franco's Trattoria lost Franco Faggi (he's going to the Presidential on City Avenue to open Franco's Osteria), but the trattoria, off Kelly Drive, has new management: It's the crew from Water Works on the Art Museum end of Kelly Drive. East Falls developer Mark Sherman is a friend of Water Works owner Michael Karloutsos. "It's a friend helping a friend," said Karloutsos. "It's a nice little place." He and his crew have renovated the second floor into private dining. He's not sure how long the arrangement will run.