Ciabatta Closes; New Restaurant Readying

Ciabatta recently closed its doors after nearly eight years of business along State Hill Road in Wyomissing. The restaurant has apparently been for sale for a while, at least since December, according to this Realtor blog. The good news is that the location already has new tenants in place. Renovations are already in progress on the restaurant’s interior, though there is no sign yet as to what will take its place.

Tilted Kilt Coming to Wyomissing? 

It appears as if Tilted Kilt may be the latest chain to find a home in Wyomissing. The former Bensi Restaurant in the Shoppes at Wyomissing has been vacant since 2012, but renovations are currently under way.Though there is no signage and no announcement has been made about the new tenant, Garrison Retail, owners of the shops of Wyomissing, has Tilted Kilt listed as the tenant on what would be the vacant space on their property map. Tilted Kilt is a Celtic-themed sports bar chain with about 100 restaurants in the United States, including nearby locations in Allentown and King of Prussia.

Lavigna & Sons Opens in Sinking Spring

Lavigna & Sons Philadelphia Hoagies has opened next to Spayd’s Nursery (formerly Green Valley Nursery) in Sinking Spring. According to an article in the November 5 Reading Eagle, the Lavigna family has a history of serving the Berks County community, with the original Lavigna & Sons operating from 1959 to 1969 in downtown Reading. A new generation is now carrying on the family tradition with the new restaurant, which specializes in Philadelphia-style hoagies. With Crave Cafe, it is one of two restaurants now operating at the site.


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