"We like to champion the city. It’s a city that’s on the rise as we all know and...we want to be one of the standard bearers of that growing tide."
Aaron Pierce &
Craig Arthur Von Schroeder
Owners and Designers, Commonwealth Proper
Chef/Owner, Amada, Tinto, Chifa, Distrito & Village Whiskey
Named Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2009 by the prestigious James Beard Foundation, Jose is creator and owner of five of Center City's most reservation-worthy restaurants. He won the most recent season of The Next Iron Chef, making him one of just six chefs in the country to hold the prestigious title of Iron Chef America.
Owner, Ms. Tootsie's
KeVen is South Street's one-man dynamo. The versatile entrepreneur has spun off Ms. Tootsie's, Simply Delicious Caterers, Ms. Tootsie's Soul Food Café, the KDP Lifestyle Boutique and the Suites at KDP. Next: a home store and boutique hotel!
||Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney
Co-Owners and Chef, Open House, Lolita, Grocery, Bindi
This dynamic retail duo is making the most of Midtown Village with a home accessories shop, a contemporary Mexican restaurant, a café and gourmet market, an Indian byob, and a home and garden shop. Watch for their sixth venture, a Mediterranean restaurant concept, in summer 2010.