Here is a sampling of the regional restaurant churn for 2009. Restaurants are in Philadelphia unless otherwise noted.
Spaces are empty unless noted
Ansill, eclectic, Third and Bainbridge Streets
Bertolini's, Italian, King of Prussia mall
Blush, eclectic, 24 Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr
Brasserie Perrier, French, 1619 Walnut St.
Cafe Shira, kosher, 134 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd (now Avril)
Carambola, New American, 1650 Limekiln Pike, Dresher
Carmine's Creole Cafe, Cajun-Creole, 818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr (now Verdad, Euro-Spanish)
Copper Bistro, American, 614 N. Second St. (to become KO ZEE DOO, Portuguese)
Cresheim Cottage Cafe, American, 7402 Germantown Ave. (to become Avenida, Latin)
Du Jour, American, Broad and Pine Streets (to become Chew Man Chu, Asian)
Frederick's, Italian, 757 S. Front St.
Gayle, American, 614 S. Third St. (to close Friday)
Javier, American, 208 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield (to become Cross Culture, Indian)
Les Bons Temps, Cajun-Creole, 114 S. 12th St.
Loie, American-French, 128 S. 19th St. (to become Zama, Japanese)
Lynda's Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. (to become Fond, American bistro, tomorrow)
Maia, European, Villanova (half of it is now Azie on Main, Asian)
Margot, American-eclectic, Narberth (to become Gemelli, Italian American bistro)
Oceanaire Seafood Room, Seventh and Walnut Streets
Old Original Bookbinder's, seafood, Second and Walnut Streets
Passage to India, Indian, Walnut and Juniper Streets (now IHOP)
Philadelphia Fish & Co., 207 Chestnut St. (now Q, barbecue)
Rae, American, Cira Centre
Roux 3, American, 4755 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square (to become Parker's Prime, steak house, on Tuesday)
Susanna Foo, Chinese-French, 1512 Walnut St.
Swallow, European, 1030 N. American St. (now Sonata, American bistro)
Taquet, French, 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Tiedhouse, gastropub, 20th and Hamilton Streets (now NoVi, Italian pub)
Yello'Bar, American, Grays Ferry Avenue and Catharine Street (to become Resurrection Ale House)
Darling's Diner, Piazza at Schmidts, Northern Liberties
Distrito, Jose Garces' Mexican restaurant, 40th and Chestnut Streets
Kong, Chinese restaurant-bar, 702 N. Second St.
Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, 15th Street south of Walnut Street
Miga, Korean barbecue, 211 S. 15th St.
Paul, American bistro, 1120 Pine St.
P.Y.T., pub, Piazza at Schmidts
Swift Half pub, Piazza at Schmidts
Tiffin etc., Indian pizza, 712 W. Girard Ave.
Vino, wine bar, Piazza at Schmidts
agiato, Italian panini-wine bar, 4359 Main St.
Amís, Italian from Marc Vetri, 13th and Waverly Streets.
Amuse, brasserie, Le Meridien Hotel, 1421 Arch St.
Con Murphy's, Irish pub, 17th Street and the Parkway
fish, 1708 Lombard St.
Garces Trading Company, cafe BYOB from Jose Garces as part of a wine shop, 1111 Locust St.
Jolly's Rockin Piano Bar, 2006 Chestnut St.
MidAtlantic, pub from Daniel Stern, 3711 Market St.
Percy Street Barbecue, from creators of Xochitl and Zahav, 900 South St.
R2L, American brasserie from Daniel Stern, 37th floor of Two Liberty Place
Rubb, barbecue, 4445 Main St.
Sampan, Asian from Michael Schulson, 122 S. 13th St.
Square 1682, American, new Hotel Palomar, 17th and Sansom Streets
Stella Pizza (tentative name), Stephen Starr's pizzeria, Second and Lombard Streets
Village Whiskey, pub from Jose Garces to open Thursday, 20th and Sansom Streets
Zavino, wine-pizza, 13th and Sansom Streets