PHILADELPHIA, PA — James Beard Award Winner Chef Jose Garces announces the grand opening of Garces Trading Company at Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street). The reinvented concept is back in an all-new way as a collection of casual cafes that are part coffee shop, restaurant, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution.
The first of several locations to come is located next to 30th Street Station and situated at the gateway to the Schuylkill Yards neighborhood. The Cira Centre location features an open kitchen, seating for 130 people, a balcony full-service dining room, fast casual coffee and lunch service, bakery and pastry displays, grab-and-go offerings, a wine shop and a marketplace. Additional locations will be announced later this fall. Each location will share a common vision, menu items, marketplace offerings and general aesthetic, yet each location will also shine individually with unique menu and marketplace offerings, plus complimentary vibes and layout to perfectly pair with each unique location and space.
For opening hours, Garces Trading Company will operate from 7:30am to 7:00pm to start. On the first floor, look for breakfast hours at the fast casual coffee shop and case from 7:30am to 10:00am, lunch and all-day items from 11:30am to 7:00pm, and the marketplace from 7:30am to 7:00pm. Happy hour will run from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Upstairs on the second floor balcony, look for a full-service dining room to be open 11:00am to 3:00pm.
“Garces Trading Company is really special to me,” said Chef Jose Garces. “The concept is centered around an exchange of cultures that neighbors, friends, family members, coworkers and commuters can explore and connect over new dishes and flavors. Garces Trading Company is truly an outpost for foodies that incorporates discovery and connections – and I am excited to bring new life back to the GTC idea but in an all new way.”
Now open, Garces Trading Company is a new cafe and bistro concept from Latino Chef Jose Garces that builds on the brand’s history, offering casual daytime (and early evening) dining experiences that extend into the dining room, the home and the office. The new concept aims to create connections through food, discovery and community. The refreshed concept and innovative marketing approach positions Garces Trading Company as both a must-visit dining and shopping experience. Working collaboratively while remaining true to Chef’s vision, Garces Trading Company will be the “go-to” destination for friends to connect, visitors to explore flavors and dishes, and all to discover local artisans and unique wares.
Chef Jose Garces takes inspiration from the original marketplace and wine shop concept that first opened back in 2008 and elevate them with expanded offerings from the concept’s virtual return in 2020 as one of Philadelphia’s most ground-breaking ghost kitchens. The new brick-and-mortar cafes will now be a mix of a coffee shop, restaurants, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution. GTC will start its next chapter with two new locations in Philadelphia that are slated to open this fall, with more in the region to be announced later in 2022.
For more information about the return of Garces Trading Company, visit www.garcestradingcompany.com and follow on social media at @GarcesTradingCo. For more about Chef Jose Garces and Garces follow @ChefJoseGarces and @GarcesGroup.
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