Wednesday, August 1, 2012
JYOTI Indian Bistro will soon open.
A new Indian takeout restaurant will soon be coming to Mt. Airy. According to Newsworks, JYOTI Indian Bistro will take over the former Avenue Bistro site at Germantown Avenue and Nippon Street. JYOTI already supplies foods to various companies—like Delta Airlines—and Weavers Way carries the brand as well. This will be its first restaurant, though. The owners' son, Anuj Gupta, runs Mt. Airy USA and suggested the neighborhood as a good fit for their first venture. Tiffin—another Indian restaurant in Mt. Airy—already enjoys a devoted following here. Avenue Bistro was open for several months before closing earlier in 2012. It remains a shell of a restaurant, with most of the items inside removed. To read the full article, click here.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Personal Chef Seafood Market & Restaurant will soon open.
People have been leaving Sharon Pierce notes under the door at 6833 Germantown Ave. when she comes into her soon-to-be restaurant in the space there, which used to house Groben's Seafood. The notes say things like "I'm excited for you to come here!" and "Good luck." Their presence adds to the anticipation Pierce feels as she gets set to open her new restaurant, The Personal Chef Seafood Market & Restaurant, in the Groben's spot. "A whole lot of expectancy is in the air," Pierce said. "We really want to meet their expectations and do a great job." She has big shoes to fill. Groben's operated in Mt. Airy for 135 years before closing in February. So Pierce plans to pay homage to the seafood restaurant by keeping its original sign up in the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
'The Personal Chef Seafood Market & Restaurant' hopes to open soon.
A new catering service and restaurant could soon be moving into the location that formerly housed Groben's Seafood. The restaurant, called "The Personal Chef Seafood Market & Restaurant," is planning on moving into the vacant space at 6833 Germantown Ave. soon, according to its website. There's no word on when that opening might be. Owner Sharon Pierce didn't return a call seeking comment, but she said on her website that this would be her catering company's first restaurant. The Personal Chef has done separate catering for events in the past. It will feature "dine-in or take-out, fresh & prepared seafood, along with fresh salads, soups, vegetarian dishes, as well as great pastries & desserts," Pierce wrote in a Mt. Airy Patch announcement…
Friday, July 6, 2012
The restaurant hopes to open in the fall.
It's probably not going to be open for a few months, but Goat Hollow, a restaurant that will serve rustic American and European food and beer, has established a website. The website (at http://goathollow.com) is here. It lists the restaurant's phone and fax numbers (respectively, they're 267-428-5672 and 267-428-5672, if you're interested) and promises new information soon. "Be sure to check back for more details on our opening," the website says. Owner Neil Campbell has said he hopes for a fall opening. The space, which housed a previous iteration of Goat Hollow until 2004, is being redone by Metcalfe Design & Architecture.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The store has also been in Chestnut Hill.
It appears Jahaya's Organics is moving to Mt. Airy. A sign in the former Divinity Salon & Spa location at 7201 Germantown Ave. indicates that the store, which has also had a branch at 8138 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, is opening up in the former Divinity spot. The store will sell various bath and skin care products. There's no word on when the store will open. But there are currently various items set up inside. Do you know anything about Jahaya's plans here? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, June 8, 2012
There will be more vegetarian dishes at the new Cafe Mills.
You can expect a new feel at Point of Destination Cafe if you walk in through the familiar doors at Upsal Station at any point in the near future. Owner Carroll Tillman is stepping back after being at the forefont of its operations for 12 years. She's turning the primary operations over to James Mitchell, who operated Cafe at the Mills in East Falls before it closed recently. That restaurant had a variety of vegetarian options, and Mitchell is bringing that menu to the new cafe, which will now be called Cafe Mills: Your Point of Destination. It will feature vegan pastries like sweet potato bread, a vegan chili that Mitchell makes himself, vegetarian pizza and burgers (like sweet potato and black bean). There's some meat on the menu, like …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Darrell Cleveland is hosting a grand opening at Doc C Custom Clothier Friday.
Darrell Cleveland saw a niche in Mt. Airy that needed to be filled. Fortunately for him, that specific niche was in line with his interests. "I'm a fashionista," Cleveland said. "I've always been into clothes." And Mt. Airy didn't have a business that sold custom-made suits, shoes and other similar apparel. Cleveland came up with the idea of starting his own clothing brand a couple of years ago but didn't plan on opening up a store yet. When the space at 7150 Germantown Ave. (formerly occupied by Be Sure Girl Unique Boutique) opened up in late 2011, however, he saw an opportunity he hadn't anticipated. "I just thought, in this area, there's really no tailors in the area," he said. Cleveland lives in West Oak Lane and frequents Mt. Airy …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Owner Scott Wikander hopes to educate people on brewing their own beer.
It's Scott Wikander's goal to help people learn a little bit more about the world of beer. His new homebrew shop, Malt House, opened about a week and a half ago at the corner of Emlen Street and West Mt. Pleasant Avenue. But Wikander wants the store's purpose to extend beyond being just a place for people to purchase items. "I'm a little bit homebrew shop and a little bit beer education center," Wikander said last week. Wikander, to that end, is planning on offering a variety of classes on brewing your own beer in association with the store. He's already got some scheduled with the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, and he will eventually offer seminars in-store. It makes sense, he said, for him to open up in Mt. Airy. Wikander lives here, and he's …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A survey asks the question.
There's a survey now going around that asks residents what new restaurant they'd like to see go next to the 7165 Lounge at 7165 Germantown Ave. David Fellner, who owns many properties along the stretch, and Lamar Redcross put out the survey, which you can see here. "What do you want in a Mt. Airy restaurant?" it asks. It also says participants who fill it out can get a free lemonade or beer from them at the 7165 Lounge. The survey asks people what they think about current Mt. Airy restaurants and about whether beer is important to their experience. It also asks if they'd like vegetarian or vegan food or whether they'd prefer classic comfort foods. Let us know in the comments what you'd like to see go into that space.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The business replaces One Salon & Boutique.
Ground Zero Salon has opened in the former One Salon & Boutique space at the corner of East Durham Street and Germantown Avenue (7119 Germantown Ave.). It's one of four Ground Zeros throughout Philadelphia. There are others in Queen Village, East Passyunk and Center City. Haircuts are being given in the space as we speak as a dog looks out onto Germantown Avenue. What do you think of Ground Zero's presence here? Tell us in the comments.