We seem to be in the middle of a restaurant boomlet. Here are updates on a few long-in-the-works projects.
Brauhaus Schmitz, the bierhall planned for 718 South St., has hired its front-of-house management and is talking about a soft opening June 20, with public service June 22, says co-owner Kelly Schmitz. Liquor license should be in place today. Preliminary health department inspection is for up next week.
Shank's & Evelyn's revival on 15th Street near Sansom is being aimed at July, says co-owner Pam Poppa, who's ordering equipment.
The new Famous 4th Street Deli at 38 S. 19th St. is pegged for end of the July, says owner Russ Cowan, who seems to be in no great rush as that is the height of the summer deli doldrums anyway.