Tim’s Ugly Mug closes; two restaurants ready for opening day; and more Berks Food News

Tim’s Ugly Mug Closes

After more than 11 years in business, Tim’s Ugly Mug closed over the weekend. A Facebook post on Friday announced an inventory reduction sale, saying the restaurant would be operating for just three more days before shutting down Sunday. The Reading Eagle is reporting that the business has a new owner, and the newspaper will be running an article about the change in Wednesday’s (January 7) edition. Tim’s Ugly Mug, which opened in 2003, was located in Union Township along Route 724 between Douglassville and Birdsboro.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit sets opening date

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Wyomissing is set to open this Thursday, January 8. The restaurant, located in the Berkshire Square Shopping Center next to Redner’s, is the 11th Pennsylvania location for the chain. Dickey’s will be hosting an invitation-only VIP preview lunch on Wednesday before opening to the public on Thursday.

Dino’s second location set for Centre Ave and Exeter St.

Dino’s Wings and Things has officially revealed its second location. In a Facebook post on January 3, Dino’s announced that the second location would be located on Centre Ave near Exeter St., directly across from Olivet Reformed Church.The restaurant will open in February and according to the post will be “servicing all of Reading [for] eat in, take out and delivery.”

Former Maxatawny Restaurant site for sale

The former Kemp’s Hotel building in Maxatawny Township is for sale, this according to an article in the January 6 Reading Eagle. The building, which dates to 1740, has housed the Yoga House and Nectar’s Cafe and Juice Bar since 2013. Prior to that, the building was in a state of disrepair having been vacant since the Whispering Springs Restaurant closed several years earlier. The asking price for the historic property is $725,000.

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