Dimitris In Fitler Square May Not Be Around For Long

Dimitris In Fitler Square May Not Be Around For Long

I remember when I moved to Philadelphia almost 15 years ago and first heard the letters BYOB come out of a neighbor's mouth. I had no clue what they were talking about. Partly because I was only 19, but partly because this was a new acronym to me.
Over the years I have tried dozens of amazing BYO's, but I'll never forget my first time @ Dimitri's on 3rd and Catharine. I think Dimitri's deflowered a lot of BYOB virgins over the years- and most of their patrons have become regulars as their food is fast, reasonable, and delicious- and their menu is mostly unchanged since they opened their doors in 1989.
Since then they have opened two more locations, and I think the one in Fitler Square at 23rd and Pine is their most popular spot. It is NOT a BYOB but boasts the same lovable menu and their wine list is one of the most reasonable in the city. It is this location that may be in their last weeks/months of it's tenured run.
According to the owners, they have been on a month to month lease for many years and now the building is being sold and they were faced with their rent going way up with the new owners. Their business model of great but inexpensive food and drink just won't work if their overhead goes way up, so they will most likely be in search of a new venue.
Neither the original at 3rd and Catharine nor their most recent spot in Northern Liberties are at risk, so you'll still be able to get your Avocado Citrus Salad, Shrimp Pil Pil, and Octopus fix, and I'll be happy to join you!
And don't worry residents of Fitler Square- The new owners will be looking to fill the spot with another restaurant- and who doesn't love a new restaurant in their neighborhood!?

Fitler Square is one of the safest investments you can make as a restaurant owner or as a home owner, as values are very strong and appreciation is a given. If you want to check out some places on the market there, click below!
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