Friday, April 5, 2013
The original opening date was delayed, but the pizza shop has already put up its sign at the new Ardmore West Shopping Center location.
Jules Thin Crust Pizza, a pizza chain that uses organic, locally-sourced ingredients and gluten-free options, plans to open their Ardmore West Shopping Center location on April 15, said Taras Gavat, assistant manager at Jules Thin Crust in Wayne. Jules had originally projected an April 2 opening date, but due to some renovation delays, the pizza shop will be opening a few weeks later, Gavat said. Jules Thin Crust, which focuses on "stunningly fresh, organic and local" ingredients, offers about 30 different pizzas—all of which can be made with gluten-free pizza dough—along with salads and soups. View the full menu. The restaurant's summer hours will be: Jules is moving into 149 W Lancaster Ave., the former home of Ritz Camera, which closed …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The new frozen yogurt shop in Ardmore opened last weekend.
Fruitti Yummi opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March 30, after a few months of renovations from its former tenant, Cold Stone Creamery. Cold Stone Creamery closed its doors to the public in December of last year. Fruitti Yummi, located at 10 Coulter Avenue in the Suburban Square shopping area, may be the newest hangout spot for shoppers and late-night diners. The shop has set its store hours and closes at 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 p.m. weekend nights. According store manager Jim Chan, Ardmore's Fruitti Yummi is a family-owned chain and currently has one other shop in Queens, New York. Have you been to the new frozen yogurt shop in Suburban Square yet? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
'Coming Soon' signs are up at the Ardmore Avenue space Petunia's left years ago.
Petunia's Consignment Boutique relocated years ago, but the peeling letters on the old 22 Ardmore Ave. storefront have remained. In the past few weeks, though, a new sign has materialized: Coming Soon: Personally by Ani K. It appears some renovations are going on inside, and another sign indoors reads "Wardrobe Consulting—Expert Tailoring." Ardmore Patch reached out to the owner last week, and will update this story as more information becomes available. To get updates on this story, click "Keep Me Posted" below. To get local news in your inbox every day, sign up for our email newsletter.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Clarks is coming to Ardmore. Plus, several more stores are expected to sign leases within the next two months, Suburban Square's manager said.
Suburban Square shoppers will soon have some footwear options beyond sneakers: Clarks, an international footwear store offering styles for women, men and children, could be open as soon as the end of next month, Suburban Square manager Mark Bachus told Patch on Friday. The British company signed a lease this week for the space next to The Walking Company on St. James Place. After some renovations—which include gutting the space and returning the building façade to its original design—Clarks hopes to open by the end of April, Bachus said. Clarks has 270 stores across North and South America and more than a thousand stores worldwide. Its website announces eight more stores across America opening in March and April, including one at the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The company, which offers gluten-free pizza as an option, hopes to open its Ardmore location in spring.
With organic, locally-sourced ingredients and gluten-free options, an upcoming addition to the Ardmore food scene should please a lot of picky pizza eaters. Jules Thin Crust Pizza will be opening a new location in Ardmore this spring, said Taras Gavat, assistant manager at Jules Thin Crust in Wayne. "Based on our customers and the type of food we have here at Jules, we thought [the new location] would be a right fit for Ardmore and the community there," Gavat said in a phone call Thursday. Jules will be moving into 149 W Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore West Shopping Center, the former home of Ritz Camera, which closed in fall. Renovations are already underway, and the company expects to open the new restaurant on April 2. Jules Thin Crust, which…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
18 W Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore, formerly a nail salon, will sell both kinds of cold treats, Lower Merion's retail coordinator confirmed.
Ardmore locals will soon be able to grab two trendy treats at 18 W Lancaster Ave., the site of a combination frozen yogurt and bubble tea shop that will take the place of Organic Nails & Spa. Bubble tea is a slushy- or smoothie-style drink with a wide variety of types and flavors, including everything from black tea to avocado, red bean and strawberry. Its name comes from the chewy tapioca balls the drink is served over. The lease for the space, located between Viva Video and Princess Nails & Spa in downtown Ardmore, was signed about two weeks ago, Lower Merion retail coordinator Heidi Tirjan said. Few details—as suggested by the simple "Coming Soon: Frozen Yogurt" sign posted on the storefront—are available at the moment. But "coming …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Look for both Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in the Wynnewood spot.
Well, that was fast: according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, another Center City restauranteur is headed to Lower Merion, and will be filling the spot vacated by Buca di Beppo just last Sunday. Philly.com's Michael Klein says Nick Pashalis, who co-owns Estia and Pietro's Coal-Oven Pizzeria, will split the large space into a Pietro's and Estia Taverna, a casual Greek restaurant. It'll be at least a year till the restaurants open, according to Klein. Read the full Inquirer article. Pietro's, which serves up classic Italian cuisine, has two Philly locations and a New Jersey location. Neither Lower Merion's retail coordinator nor representatives of property owner Baker Properties were available for comment. Patch will update this story as it …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Cold Stone Creamery left Suburban Square on Dec. 24, according to a Suburban Square representative.
Cold Stone Creamery has vacated its Suburban Square location, and another frozen treat shop looks ready to take its place. Signage indicates that Fruitti Yummi, a frozen yogurt shop, is 'coming soon' to the Coulter Avenue space. Cold Stone Creamery's last day in Suburban Square was Dec. 24, according to Suburban Square general manager Mark Bachus. Kimco Realty's leasing agent was not immediately available to offer more details on the new tenant, but there is at least one other Fruitti Yummi location, in Ridgewood, NY. An employee at the Ridgewood location said the store is independently owned, and not connected to the new Ardmore location. Currently, there is no standalone frozen yogurt shop in Ardmore. Sweetgreen, however, also located in…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
"We've been looking for a spot on the Main Line forever," Iron Hill Brewery owner Kevin Finn told Patch.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is aiming for a January 2014 opening in Ardmore, co-owner Kevin Finn told Patch on Wednesday. “We’ve been looking for a spot on the Main Line forever, but we just hadn’t really found a space,” Finn said of the business, which just signed a lease for 60 Greenfield Ave. in Ardmore Plaza. The company has nine current restaurants and another planned for Voorhees, N.J. “We’ve been talking to Ardmore for maybe five years,” he added. “We were really close to signing a lease back in 2009 but it didn’t pan out … it’s an area we really liked.” Iron Hill, a full service restaurant and pub that brews on site at all of its breweries, is one of the fastest growing chains of brewpubs on the East Coast. The size of the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A lease has been signed for a location on Greenfield Ave.
Updated 12/6/12: Read the update to this story, an interview with Iron Hill Brewery Owner Kevin Finn. *** Iron Hill Brewery has signed a lease to open a new brewery and restaurant in Ardmore, according to Lower Merion retail coordinator Heidi Tirjan. The brewery, with nine locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (and another just announced in Voorhees, N.J.), will be moving into 60 Greenfield Ave., the previous home of Norman Carpet One. “We’ve been working with them for years to get them to come to Ardmore,” Tirjan said. “We’re so excited — I think it will bring not only people from the community but also people outside the community to the restaurant and [downtown Ardmore]." Click "Keep Me Posted," below, to get updates as …