Chef-restaurateur Michael Schulson, who has been on a tear lately with growth, is behind an orange liquor-license placard that went up last week on the 1700 block of Locust Street, next to the rear of Stephen Starr's Parc.
Schulson acknowledged that he would develop the 2,000-square-foot space, which is small by Rittenhouse standards. He said he was not yet sure of the concept but hoped to be open by the end of the year.
Schulson owns Izakaya at the Borgata in Atlantic City, as well as Sampan and its Graffiti Bar, Double Knot, Independence Beer Garden, and Harp & Crown, as well as Monkitail in Hollywood, Fla. With chef Jeff Michaud, he also owns Osteria.
He said Giuseppe & Sons, the Italian restaurant next to Harp & Crown on the 1500 block of Sansom Streets, was due to open in August. He also has designs for a steakhouse to open later this year next to Double Knot, on 13th Street near Sansom.