Where Race Street meets the Delaware River we’re seeing an important demonstration of what the future of the Central Delaware Waterfront might bring in new public spaces and private- and nonprofit-led development.
We’ve followed along as FringeArts converted the former High Pressure Fire Service pumping station at Race and Columbus Boulevard into its permanent home, complete with a 240-seat theater and soon enough a restaurant.
This week we learned more about the restaurant by chef Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette, named La Peg, and couldn’t resist sharing these renderings of the industrial-chic brasserie and outdoor plaza beyond. The 100-seat restaurant will have a full bar and in nice weather will also accommodate 40 outdoors in a biergarten.
The restaurant and patio are being designed by architect Richard Stokes and the Groundswell Design Group under David Fierabend to take advantage of the high ceilings, monumental windows and amazing views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge across the street.
The hope is to have the restaurant up and running in time for this year’s FringeArts festival in September, and to serve as the festival’s pub.