Archive for May, 2007

Get Ready for Teresa’s Next Door

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

After a long wait, the bar next door to Teresa’s Cafe (aptly titled Teresa’s Next Door) should open in early June. And, despite not being billed as a “beer bar” or a Belgian bar (and after several disputes on this very website), TND will offer 24 beers on tap (half of which are Belgian) and 160 bottles.

(Teresa’s Cafe will remain BYOB, in case you were wondering.)

According to readers of MLD, TND will also be non-smoking.

(Great beer, no smoking, a place to wait for a table at Teresa’s? This place sounds better and better each time I hear about it!)

Worthington Looms Large over Malvern

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Worthington, a groundbreaking new development that will offer a variety of residential, retail and office space, is under construction in Malvern (right next to Vanguard, near Rt 29) and should be ready by Spring 2009.

The space aims to offer modern luxury alongside small town sensibility; a traditional town square will serve as the focal point, and natural elements like a winding stream, rolling greenbelts and tree-lined streets will create the atmosphere that it is more than just a cookie-cutter housing or business development. (Exton’s Main Street attempted to create this, but failed to fully recapture the urban/town environment because there is no residential space.)

The food and dining choices will be plenty, including a Wegman’s Supermarket. According to the website, “morning coffee, lunch break, afternoon snack, happy hour, or elegant dinner — you’ll enjoy all kinds of dining options at Worthington.”

Can Worthington create a genuine small town atmosphere, or will it be just another Chesterbrook? We’ll be sure to keep tabs on this.

[Official Website]

Soup & Scoop

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Soup: Midwest franchise Zoup! Fresh Soup Company has opened up in Frazer’s Lincoln Court Shopping Center. This is the first area location.

Scoop: Update on Maia, the restaurant/market that will eventually open in Villanova near the 30/476 junction: Exec Chef Patrick Feury’s brother Terence, who rose to fame at Striped Bass and later moved to the Ritz-Carlton, is now on board. Maia should open late summer/early fall.