Last Saturday 'Bout the Hops Brewery opened in Mt Laurel New Jersey and on Sunday night 42Freeway stopped in to visit and chat with the two owners. Like many new breweries it's been a long ride to get the beer pouring, and they have some distinctive stories with their brewery... name, location, and how this came to be.
The GameStop Store located in the "Acme" Shopping Center on Egg Harbor Road (Washington Township) closed last week, ahead of the the development of Chipotle and First Watch Daytime Cafe. GameStop was located in the stand alone building at the front center of the parking lot. At this time we could not identify any timeline for the construction or opening of Chipotle and First Watch.
Three loooonnngg awaited stores along Berlin-Cross Keys Road opened in the last month! Royal Farms opened TWO stores with Berlin opening just days ago, and Johnson Road opening last month! The Aldi Supermarket set up shop behind the Panera Bread/Wendy's stores at the Acme/Shop-rite intersection! Three Supermarkets at the intersection, plus Wawa and Target are close by!
Sugar Coated By Whitney is the latest addition to Westville's growing Downtown Broadway area! The bakery is owned by Whitney and John, and they are so local.. they live right in Westville!! While it's clear there is an extra love for cupcakes in Whitney's baking heart... the small batch bakery makes a huge variety of other goodies! With us being in the heart of the Holiday Season, this is the perfect weekend to visit Sugar Coated to taste and put in your Holiday order... and then walk 50ft down the road to Westville Brewery for a fresh beer!
One month ago today, Shana's Wild Fig Restaurant opened on the Black Horse Pike in the Historic Blackwood Downtown district. Owner Shana Mastranduono is so local she grew up in Blackwood and is a Highland High School graduate!! Shana has a very diverse culinary background and she carries that into her regularly changing menu. Italian, American, Mexican, Asian and more... she loves to bring her creativity to her dishes.