The iconic downtown diner Little Pete’s is scheduled to be torn down in order to make room for a 300 room hotel. That’s right the spot that is often associated as a late night hot spot for party goers and night owls will be no more. The new proposed hotel will be the Hudson Hotel, owned and operated by the Morgan’s Hotel group.
According to PlanPhilly:
“City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday that would rezone a narrow block in Center City to allow for the development of a boutique 12-story Hudson Hotel.
The block is bounded by 16th and 17th streets, Chancellor and St. James streets. It is currently home to a parking garage and, on 17th Street, the staple Center City diner Little Pete’s, a nail salon, and a flower shop. Those buildings would apparently be demolished to make way for the hotel, according to representatives of Councilman Johnson’s office and the City Planning Commission.”
As for when Little Pete’s will meet its demise, the owners expect the downtown eatery to meet the wrecking ball sometime next year. After that fans of Little Pete’s will have to travel to their second location near the art museum (2401 Pennsylvania Ave.). It will be sad to see such a popular venue and a staple of Philly food go. If you recall Little Pete’s was featured in our Top 5 Places Philadelphians Go to Eat Late Night.