Luxury apartments slated for closed Jimmy G’s Steaks North Philly site

The North Broad Street site where Jimmy G’s Steaks stood for nearly a decade before it closed during the coronavirus pandemic is set to be redeveloped into a luxury apartment block.

Philly Property Group, a Northern Liberties-based real estate company, announced on Sunday that a 20-unit luxury residential building would be built at 689 North Broad St., just across Ridge Avenue from the restored Divine Hotel apartments. Lorraine.

The project will be led by Philly Capital Group and is currently undergoing zoning submission. Construction is expected to begin this spring.

Father and son duo Glen and Nick Strafella opened Jimmy G’s Steaks in 2013, promising a shop that could whip up a sandwich in under a minute. The take-out hours catered to a late-night crowd with a walk-up window open until 3 a.m. and the business was also known for its fries, chicken cutlets and beef steaks. lamb tzatziki.

The cheesesteak shop quietly closed last August, leaving questions about what might be next for the location.

The area surrounding Broad Street and Ridge Avenue has seen significant commercial and residential growth over the past five years, including two apartment towers, an Aldi supermarket, a North Philly outpost of Santucci’s Pizza and Italian restaurant Cicala in inside the Divine Lorraine.

Two more residential towers are planned along North Broad Street, including a 19-story project near the intersection of Jefferson and Broad streets and a 30-story apartment building at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets.

The project on the former site of Jimmy G’s Steaks is expected to be completed in 2023.

Dino S. Williams