Marigold Kitchen’s Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza are opening their second restaurant, and this one’s in Center City.
Kochan has just signed a lease for the former L’Image Photography Studios at 2121 Walnut St. in Rittenhouse. He will be sole owner, and Lanza will be chef at the as-yet-unnamed bar and restaurant, which will serve a “New American” menu to guests at approximately 55 seats, plus another 15 at the bar.
Marigold Kitchen will still continue operation — Lanza will oversee food at both places. “I hope to follow in the same steps as [Steve] Cook and [Mike] Solomonov,” Lanza told Billy Penn. “Their restaurant group is huge and explosive, but not, like, Stephen Starr huge. I still see Solo with a broom in his hand, sweeping the floor at Zahav.”
Kochan and Lanza, who took over the venerable West Philly BYOB in 2014, are hoping for an early July opening.