By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — Owners of the venerable “Trust” Building, at 3rd and Arch Streets in Old City, have gotten the green light for a future food market and a roof deck restaurant.
The building is a fixture in Old City. It has served, over the years, as an art gallery, an event space, a church, an “MTV Real World” house, and a bank.
And now, developer Jared Yaron says, construction begins this summer to turn it into an indoor marketplace.
“We’ll bring in all the best products that you find in the very best markets when you shop,” he tells What’s Cooking. “One of the things I know we really want to do is have an amazing produce display.”
Take-out beer will also be available.
“The neighborhood agreed to allow us to buy a (liquor) license as long as we adhere to the principals of not becoming a nightclub,” Yaron says.
And later, he says, they’ll build up the roof deck:
“So that’ll be on phase two. It’ll be a restaurant-lounge experience.”
Hear the full “Trust Market” interview below (runs 11:06)…