Thursday, April 25, 2013
SEE Eyewear will be opening its doors to the Suburban Square shopping complex soon.
"Hip without the rip," is the motto of a new eyewear shop coming to Suburban Square. The new shop is called SEE Eyewear and the Suburban Square location will be its only Pennsylvania location, according to SEE Eyewear's website. The name, SEE, stands for Selective Eyewear Elements, and the business plans to open its doors to the public sometime in mid-July, according to Racked Philly. SEE Eyewear's concept is the following, according to its Facebook page: A fashion optical visionary had an idea. To create a prototype optical boutique with the mission of changing the rules forever by making the purchase of “cool” eyewear a true fun and economically correct experience. The mission was set: tap the best frame houses and create a new line, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
An auctioneer will sell off the restaurant's items on April 29.
Plate has recently shut its doors to the public, reports Philly.com. Plate has been serving up food and drinks to the Suburban Square community for 10 years. The landlord had supposedly asked for a $10,000 increase in rent per month, according to Philly.com. Plate has already been paying approximately mid- $20,000 per month in rent, said owner David Mantelmacher to Michael Klein, of Philly.com. An auctioneer has been hired to sell the restaurant's items on April 29. The following items will be sold, according to auctioneer Barry S. Slosberg's website: Fixtures: Bar stools, Colligates wood dining room chairs, wood top pedestal tables, bar height tables, metal outdoor seating & tables, upholstered benches, Maitre d’ & waitress stations, high…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Suburban Square restaurant will have $1, $3 and $5 bar bites and $3 to $7 drinks.
Suburban Square's Saint James restaurant introduced a new happy hour menu this week. The restaurant will have $1, $3 and $5 bar bites and $3 to $7 drinks, according to a press release. The sips and snacks are served daily from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. until close. “From dollar oysters with our fizzy Saint James Greyhound to our signature chicken wings with an ice-cold beer, this menu is a fresh twist on our style of American comfort food and a must-try for first-time guests and regulars alike,” said Chef Clark, who oversees the kitchen in cooperation with chef and owner Michael Schulson. Happy Hour bites include: Happy Hour drink specials include: Drink specials are available throughout the restaurant, while Happy …
The luggage company, located in Ardmore's Suburban Square, is closing after 75 years.
Seidenburg Luggage, a luggage and travel goods company in Suburban Square, is closing after 75 years in business. In an interview on Friday, owner Dave Endy said it's time to move on, and he's ready for retirement. "I started as a stockboy in 1958, became manager in 1965, and I've been here ever since," Endy said. "I've seen more people come and go than my brain can remember." Remaining stock is on sale, and Endy said the store will likely close in late June. The store has been selling luggage on the Main Line since 1938.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Take a peek inside Ardmore's newest frozen yogurt shop.
Suburban Square's newest frozen yogurt shop, Fruitti Yummi, opened its doors to the public on March 30. Have you been inside yet? Take a look inside of Fruitti Yummi, which replaced the former Cold Stone Creamery. Find out more about the froyo shop's flavors here.
Monday, April 8, 2013
See a list of the 14 flavors currently offered, and find out what people are buying the most.
Fruitti Yummi just recently opened on March 30 in Suburban Square but there are already popular favorites among the frozen yogurt flavor menu. According to Jim Chan, Fruitti Yummi store manager, so far, the three most popular flavors have been chocolate, strawberry, and cookies & cream. Fruitti Yummi offers 14 different flavors, two of which will be rotated around every month. Currently, those 14 flavors are: Click here for a peek inside the store. What's your favorite frozen yogurt flavor at Fruitti Yummi? Tell us in the comments.
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.
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 …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Philadelphia Magazine is the latest to give The Saint James a bad review.
The Saint James in Suburban Square recently got some heat from The Philadelphia Inquirer in January for "a clumsy waitstaff, overcooked meat and forgettable cocktails," wrote Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan. LaBan, who visited the restaurant more than once, sounds off his review with a message: "I can only hope this proven team of competent restaurant veterans figures out a fix, and fast." Since then, Philadelphia Magazine came out with its own review of the restaurant and gave The Saint James no stars. Philadelphia Magazine restaurant critic Trey Popp writes, "If there's one thing Rob Wasserman and Michael Schulson's new Ardmore bistro knows how to do, it's disappoint." Popp liked the cooked salmon fillet and the crispy clam-and-…
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…