New Diner Coming to Leesport; More Openings Around Berks; and more Berks Food News

New diner under construction near Leesport

A new diner is being built outside of Leesport, according to a report in last Wednesday’s Reading Eagle. The property was purchased by TJ Restaurant Group and principal owner Bill Vardaxis, whose portfolio of restaurants also includes the 5th Street Diner in Muhlenberg Township. The Leesport Family Restaurant previously occupied the site at the corner of Routes 61 and 73 in Ontelaunee Township. No timetable has been given for completion of the building or opening of the restaurant

Alebrije opens new Wyomissing location

Alebrije Mexican Restaurant’s new Wyomissing location opened its doors earlier this week. Located in the former Ciabatta on State Hill Road, the location is much larger than the previous one, which was located down the road in the Berkshire Plaza strip mall.

Mission BBQ to open March 30

Mission BBQ has announced that it will open its Wyomissing location on March 30. The header on its official webpage says “Tick..Tick…Tick…Wyomissing, PA’s opening day is not far away. March 30.” And just a few days ago, Mission BBQ tweeted “We are almost at the finish line. Our Grand Opening is March 30 at noon. We hope to see you then. .” The location, behind the Crowne Plaza on Papermill Road, was formerly a Hooter’s. It has sat empty since Hooter’s closed in March 2013.

Blue Marsh Canteen damaged by car

The Blue Marsh Canteen in Penn Township suffered damage on Monday afternoon when a car backed into the side of the building. According to a Reading Eagle article, the drive hit the gas instead of the brake, backing a large SUV into the building. The restaurant, though scarred, is open and operating as usual.

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