Wyomissing Familiy Restaurant sold; Oakbrook Brewing Co. nearing opening; more

Wyomissing Family Restaurant sold

The Wyomissing Family Restaurant has a new owner. According to an article in the December 1 Reading Eagle, the restaurant was purchased by local businessman Hamid Chaudhry. Chaudhry, who owns Dairy Queens in Exeter and Kenhorst and the Mustang Grill in Kenhorst, said that he is looking to revamp the restaurant to make it a dining destination. Among the changes cited in the article are an expansion of the salad bar to include a carving station, an expanded bakery selection and the introduction of fresh-pressed hamburgers. Chaudhry took over ownership on Monday and has a 90-day plan for implementing the first wave of changes.

Blue Star Diner open in Stouchsburg

Stouchsburg once again has a diner with the opening of the Blue Star Diner. The restaurant is located in the former Risser’s Family Restaurant on Route 422. The historic diner was originally opened as the Blue Star Diner in the 1950s, decades before it became Risser’s. This is the second new restaurant to arrive in Stouchsburg this year. The Back Forty Bar & Grill opened in the former Black Dog Cafe in August.

Oakbrook Brewing Co. readying for opening

The Oakbrook Brewing Co. could be open before the end of the year, according to an article in the December 3 Reading Eagle. The brewery and restaurant will be housed in the former Oakbrook fire station on Park Avenue in Reading. Brewing could begin soon with a soft opening near Christmas, according to the article. Oakbrook’s official Twitter account announced on November 10 that it had been granted authority to brew by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Berkshire Mall project still moving forward

The planned addition of new restaurants at the Berkshire Mall is still moving forward. The December 3 Reading Eagle reported that Wyomissing Borough Council has granted a six-month extension to the Mall to provide a land development plan. Plans call for up to three restaurants at the location – Buffalo Wild Wings, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Previous updates had suggested that just one restaurant, the Buffalo Wild Wings, was likely to be built.

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