Ray’s Original O’Grady’s closes
Ray’s Original O’Grady’s in Muhlenberg Township is now closed. A group that had reservations for Monday, February 29, was told that Sunday, February 28, would be the last day for the restaurant. Nothing has been posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page since January 1, and no other information is available at this time.
West Reading restaurant close
Slim Pickens Cafe has closed, according to the February 27 Reading Eagle. The article cited increased traffic congestion as the cause of decreased business at this and other restaurants in the borough.Traffic on Penn Avenue in West Reading has increased since July when the Buttonwood Street Bridge closed, forcing a detour through downtown.
New BBQ restaurant opens in Hamburg
A new barbecue restaurant is now open in downtown Hamburg. Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine opened in January, according to an article in the February 27 Reading Eagle. The Fourth Street location was most recently home to Hometowne Restaurant which closed last year.
Updated March 8: Bloomin’ Lotus is still open. The building is for sale, but the business has not closed as previously reported.