The boom area that is 13th Street in Center City is moving south.
Now I'll tell you that seafood star Mike Stollenwerk has snapped up the opposite corner of 13th and Locust, which has been Globar, Q Lounge, and Bump. (The sidewalk also bears a marker remembering Officer Daniel Faulkner.)
Late this fall, it will become the new home of Stollenwerk's flagship, Fish, as he moves it from its home at 1708 Lombard St. It is not clear what will happen at 1708 Lombard. The new Fish will be triple the size and will offer a commensurately larger raw bar. Stollenwerk also owns Fathom in Fishtown and Little Fish in Bella Vista.
And there's more. At 1305 Locust St., next door to Nest, the crew from Le Castagne -- that's Giuseppe Sena, Anthony Masapollo, Skip De Massa with Brian Wilson as chef -- are planning an Italian restaurant. Its working name is Ecco.
Before 1305 devolved into a series of forgettable bars and a short-lived seafooder called Pelican Bay, it was the destination restaurant Girasole. (Girasole is now at Broad and Pine Streets in the Symphony House.)