The commercial property on the southeast corner of 20th and Pine Streets has been empty since a kiddie bookstore moved out some time ago.

Years ago, it housed Opera Cafe.

Word was trickling out over the winter that Filter Coffee would take it over.

Now, based on both the awnings that went up over the weekend and a chat with the business owner, it will become a branch of Palm Tree Gourmet (Northern Liberties and Queen Village)  - grab-and-go sandwiches, coffee, and the like.

Owner says June is the target opening.

Photo: Paul Miller