Bala’s Avril Closed

June 2nd, 2011

After two years on Bala Ave., Avril has closed up shop. I can’t say I’m all that surprised — thought the space showed a lot of promise when we attended the grand opening, when I popped in recently I could tell that the life had been sucked out of the place. Best of luck to owners April Lisante & Christian Gatti.

According to, a “seafood restaurant with a South Philly pedigree” will soon fill the space.

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