It’s been difficult not to notice the ongoing work at the corner of Main Street and Shurs Lane in Manayunk this summer, as the property on the northwest side of the high-visibilty intersection has undergone some significant changes.
The site is currently slated to become Yunk’s, a pizzeria and sandwich shop operated by the same family that owns the popular Cafe Michelangelo in Bustleton. Guliano Verrecchia, who will run the Manayunk place for his uncle, Mike Disandro, said if work on 4105 Main St. continues on schedule, they hope to have the new eatery open by Labor Day.
The most visibile improvement to the property has been the enclosure of what had been an empty, and sometimes overgrown, lot adjacent to the storefront. With new paving, cafe tables and chairs and fencing, the outdoor patio area will serve as courtesy seating for Yunk’s patrons. It will not have waitress service, or a liquor license, and will focus on burgers and other casual food, Verricchia said.
“We’ve definitely invested a lot of time and money into that place,” Verricchia said. “It’s sort of like a gateway to Manayunk and Main Street.”
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