The first new brick-and-mortar Garces Trading Company location will debut in Philadelphia in September at Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street), just steps from 30th Street Station and situated at the gateway to the Schuylkill Yards neighborhood.
The Cira Centre location will feature seating for 130 people, a balcony executive dining room, grab and go offerings, wine shop, and marketplace.
“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.”
Chef Jose Garces will take 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 coffee shop, restaurant, 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.
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 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.
Garces Trading Company is the final piece in recent upgrades made within Cira Centre including a brand-new ground level tenant lounge and coworking space, a newly renovated lobby, a three-story Life Science incubator (B.Labs), world-class conference facilities and meeting space (Cyto), and a state-of-the-art fitness center.