From today's Inquirer -
Queen Village's Django, once the darling of the BYOB scene, closed last weekend after seven years. Owner Ross Essner says the slow summer, slumping economy and rising competition conspired against him. He promised to make good on scheduled parties and functions. Court records show judgments from suppliers Julius Silvert and Samuels & Son. Essner and a now-former partner bought Django three years ago from Bryan Sikora and Aimee Olexy, who now own Talula's Table in Kennett Square.
Stephen Starr says he'll convert his storefront at 706 Chestnut St., previously Blue Angel and Angelina, into an oyster house called Littleneck. He's clammed up on the opening date. The block, which also houses Starr's Morimoto, will be getting Union Trust, a steakhouse, next month and Chifa, a Peruvian-Chinese mix from Jose Garces, this winter.