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Garces Trading Company Returns this Fall at the Cira Centre

Philadelphia, PA — James Beard Award Winner Chef Jose Garces announces the return of one of his most beloved restaurant and hospitality concepts. Garces Trading Company (GTC) returns this fall as a collection of casual cafes that are part coffee shop, restaurant, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution.

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. 

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.

“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.”

Stay tuned for more details and best wishes to the revamped Garces Trading Company. We sure did enjoy the original when we visited over seven years ago.


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