Moorestown Mall signs Distrito by Iron Chef Jose Garces

Philadelphia — Distrito, a Garces Group restaurant, has leased a 7,500-sq.-ft. space at the Moorestown Mall in Moorestown, N.J., according to the mall’s owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust.

James Beard Award-winning chef and one of only a few chefs in the country designated an Iron Chef, Jose Garces owns and operates more than a dozen restaurants in five states.

Distrito will open next year, joining chef Marc Vetri’s Osteria and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, both of which plan to open in time for Holiday 2013.