Four New Restaurants to Open at ACC and Drexel University’s Chestnut Square

by Katie Sloan

Philadelphia — The development in the University City area, where Campus Crest recently announced a project, will open in the fall.

Chestnut SquarePhiladelphia — Four new restaurants will open at Chestnut Square, a mixed-use student housing project being developed by American Campus Communities and Drexel University in the University City area of Philadelphia. The $97.6 million development opens in September.

The new restaurants are coZara, a second Philadelphia location of Chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka’s sushi restaurant Zama; Shake Shack; Zavino and Joe Coffee.

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the development will include two eight-story buildings that front Chestnut Street while maintaining an open entry corridor to the adjacent Creese Student Center.

The building design will also include a 19-story residential tower at the corner of Chestnut and 32nd streets. In addition to the eateries, the two-story street-level space will include retail outlets, neighborhood restaurants, and a new corner entry into the Barnes and Noble.

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