Square 1682 will have a door on the northeast corner of 17th and Sansom | Photo via Kimpton Hotels
That's the word from Team Kimpton.
Some additional details about Square 1682:
- Contemporary American small and shared plates
- Open "exhibition" kitchen
- Expertly mixed cocktails
- Wall-to-floor wine display on first floor
- Intimate booths on second floor
- ETA: November 10, 2009
We're assuming that the name, Square 1682, refers to the year that Thomas Holme and William Penn created the original plan for the City of Philadelphia, which included five main squares, Rittenhouse being one of them. (Though it wasn't named Rittenhouse until much later.)
More info to come as we receive it.
UPDATE: Chef will be Guillermo Tellez.
A rendering of a guest room below.
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