Peter Chang Comes to the City

The much-praised chef will open a restaurant on West Broad Street.

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Peter Chang is a busy, busy man. And he’s about to get busier. The famous chef just signed a 10-year lease for a restaurant in the old Adams Camera space, now the Hofheimer Building, adjacent to Scott’s Addition, owned by Carter and Annie Snipes. A winter opening is planned.

Chang has been looking in the city for a property for a long time, and rumors have abounded since he first opened his Short Pump location in 2012. Fans were briefly teased with the notion that he might open in the old Fan House space at Floyd Avenue and Robinson Street, but nothing came of it.

There are many Chang fans rejoicing today. (Including this one.) “I was drawn to the Hofheimer Building for its central location,” Chang said in a news release.” The location will pull in diners from the Fan, North Side, the near West End and beyond.

Chang’s new restaurant will take up about half of the building and the rest will be event space and a rooftop bar with the building’s original freight elevator able to transport diners from the restaurant to a view of the city’s skyline.

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