Closing: Rembrandt's in Fairmount
Rembrandt's, a longtime Fairmount establishment, will have its last day of business on July 30. No word yet on how the space will be used next.
From Billy Penn:
"Fairmount restaurant Rembrandt’s is closing this summer after 32 years as a neighborhood standby. Owner Gail Seygal, who took over in 2009 from friend and former owner Jan Zarkin, has sold the property, she said.
The location, set a block off Fairmount Avenue beside Eastern State Penitentiary at the corner of 23rd and Aspen, has been a bar since at least 1915. Zarkin, who died last year after complications from ALS, bought the place in 1985 and gave it the Rembrandt’s name. Zarkin expanded the bar several times, adding a kitchen and additional dining areas, and at one point operating part of it as a coffee shop. Because of its large upstairs banquet space and outdoor seating area, it is a popular spot for private parties and wedding celebrations."