Though the corporate folks are not talking, I'm hearing that sushi giant Genji is fixing to get back into the restaurant game in Center City.
Location: 32 S. 18th St., the corner spot that most recently was Grillicious.
Genji - which at one point had two restaurants in town - now does an extremely tidy wholesale business, as it runs more than 100 sushi stands inside Whole Foods markets. Genji is now a unit of Peace Dining Corp.
Genji was founded in University City in the mid-1980s by grocer-turned-restaurateur Hideo Omori.
After Omori's 1999 death, the last storefront Genji, at 1720 Sansom St., was sold and rebranded as Kingyo. That building has been vacant for several years.