According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Todd and Laura Lyons, both grads of the Culinary Institute of America, just signed a lease for the ground-floor corner spot at the repurposed commercial building at 1100 N. Front St. (corner of Wildey). It's a block south of Girard, a clear shot across the way to the Fillmore.
Their dream is Love & Honey Fried Chicken -- takeout/delivery focused, with about 15 counter seats and an open kitchen -- will specialize in buttermilk fried chicken, comfort-food side dishes (the buttermilk biscuits will be served with salted honey butter), and four to six pies. And matzo-ball soup "made by a real yenta," as Laura Lyons describes herself. (Todd is Irish-Catholic.)
Stephen Maffei of Abitare Design Studio will do the industrial-inspired design. Thailan Lim at the Salas Team represented the Lyonses. Nadia Bilynsky of MPN Realty represented the landlord, Elk Street. Management.