Bookbinder’s Re-Opening

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Ever confused about the whole Bookbinder’s not Bookbinder’s saga? A new chapter has opened with the Old Original Bookbinders now re-opening, but under ownership of someone totally new. Via The NY Times

Old Original Bookbinder’s, the historic Philadelphia seafood restaurant at 125 Walnut Street (215-925-7027) that Samuel Bookbinder opened in 1865, has been resuscitated after having been closed for three years. It will open on Monday. John Taxin, whose grandfather bought the place in 1944 from the Bookbinders, has shrunken the premises to 13,000 square feet from 45,000. The new chef, David Cunningham, right, worked in New York at Le Bernardin, Lespinasse and Lenox, and at the Yardley Inn in Bucks County. The confusion between Old Original Bookbinder’s and Bookbinder’s 15th Street House, also in Philadelphia, is over. That restaurant, which was opened by members of the Bookbinder family, has closed.

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