Crystal Palace closes
The Crystal Palace, a dining staple in Reading for 82 years, has closed for good, according to an article in the January 20 Reading Eagle. The article cites the health of owner/operator Jordan Pestlikes as the reason for the closing. The restaurant has tried temporary closings in the past, including during the summer of 2013. The restaurant was well-known for its Coney Island hot dogs. The article also said there is no chance of another restaurant taking its place because the building and equipment are not for sale.
Pretzel Revolution coming to FirstEnergy Stadium
Kutztown-based Pretzel Revolution announced on Facebook last week that they will have a presence at Reading Fightin’ Phils games during the 2015 season. According to a post dated January 14, Pretzel Revolution will have a stand in the plaza behind the third base line where they will serve both traditional and stuffed soft pretzels. Pretzel Revolution began as a stand at the Renninger’s Farmers Market before expanding to a full-time location on Kutztown’s Main Street.
Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill not coming to Berkshire Mall
The Reading Eagle confirmed last week that neither Carrabba’s Italian Grill nor Bonefish Grill will be opening locations in Wyomissing. Both restaurants had been talked about as potential tenants for future restaurants on the Berkshire Mall property. Both chains already have locations in Lancaster and Allentown. Bonefish Grill is also opening a new location at the King of Prussia Mall. Plans are still moving forward for a Buffalo Wild Wings location on the Berkshire Mall property, expected to open sometime this fall.