Doom metal, posh Mediterranean dining, and more than two dozen other new restaurants set to open soon

February 24, 2024

An upscale Mediterranean restaurant from Teddy Sourias is expected to join the Center City nightlife scene this spring, while a heavy metal themed bar-restaurant is on the way next to Franklin Music Hall.

Mona, being built over three stories of the former Luxe Home Philadelphia store at 1308-10 Chestnut St., will be a posh departure for Sourias, whose Craft Concepts Group operates more casual bar-restaurants, including BRU Craft & Wurst, Tradesman’s, U-Ban, and Kontrol at the other end of the block, plus Finn McCool’s Ale House and Uptown Beer Garden. He’s also turned the jewelry store next to Finn McCool’s, around the corner at 12th and Sansom Streets, into a series of seasonal pop-up bars including Tinsel.

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