Returning Home to South Street


Harris Eckstut –
Phone – 267-474-8101 / Fax – 215-922-7774
June 16, 2014

Eckstut Restaurant/Small Business Consulting
Returns Home to South Street

Harris Eckstut restaurant business consultant/adviser/educator of Eckstut Restaurant Consulting announces his return to South Street rehanging his commercial broker license with long-time friends at Plumer & Associates, Inc.

Starting in 1980 with the opening of the iconic MontSerrat Restaurant on South Street through two and a half decades of operations as well as being the founding Chair of the South Street/Headhouse Business Improvement District, Harris has been a part of the South Street business community. After a brief 2 year hiatus in Center City, Harris has come back to South Street offering his services in restaurant and small business advising and sales.

Harris Eckstut, as the principal at ECKSTUT RESTAURANT CONSULTING, offers his professional services leasing and development, operational analysis and planning, restaurant “turnarounds”, and business plans for the independent or prospective restaurant owner. He also evaluates business plans, operations and budgets for lenders, investors, developers, and community organizations.

Harris owned the legendary MontSerrat Restaurant on South Street for 25 years and has over 30 years’ experience in the independent restaurant industry. His many clients include recent projects with award winning restaurants and markets: Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia; The Pop Shop, Collingswood/Medford, NJ; 320 Market Café, Swarthmore-Media; Le Virtu, Philadelphia; Circles Thai, North Liberties/South Philadelphia; Han Dynasty, University City, Philadelphia; Sang Kee Peking Duck House, Philadelphia/Ardmore, Cherry Hill. As well as business communities, non-profits, urban developers and planners: Allegheny West Foundation, Philadelphia; BAF Developers, Germantown Ave, Mt. Airy; The Merchants Fund, Philadelphia; Struever Bros, Eccles & Rouse, Baltimore, Durham, Winston-Salem, Providence; Prudent Investors (a SBA Community Development Corporation); PEC- Cares in West Philadelphia; Capitol Broadcasting, Durham; EE&K Architects in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Shanghai; and many others.