Freymoyer’s Hotel closes

Freymoyer’s Hotel, a Muhlenberg Township landmark, has closed its doors, according to an article on Monday. The Reading Eagle story reported that the business changed hands in June and underwent a renovation in late summer. The abrupt closing was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Friday. The post did not give a reason for the closing, but did leave open the possibility of the restaurant opening under new ownership.

Red Plate Diner ends Niko’s at Night

The Red Plate Diner has ended its Niko’s at Night dinner service, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. Niko’s at Night gave the diner a more formal feel with black tablecloths and higher end entrees. The alternative dining service was to run on weekends from fall through spring. The Red Plate Diner will continue to operate on its normal breakfast and lunch schedule.

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. to open gastropub

The Saucony Creek Brewing Company’s new gastropub is almost ready to open, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The transformation of the former car dealership outside of Kutztown is complete, and the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on March 5. Saucony Creek already has had limited food service, including partnerships with local food trucks and caterers, as well as a small menu of its own.

Firefly Cafe coming to Boyertown

A new vegan and vegetarian restaurant is set to open in Boyertown. The Firefly Cafe will open in April, according to a short blurb in the February 14 Reading Eagle. Firefly has been posting updates on Facebook since December and has begun posting pictures of some of its dishes, including the smoky cumin black bean burger and the organic tofu scramble.

Rice Modern Thai to open in West Reading


A new Thai restaurant is coming to Penn Avenue in West Reading. Rice Modern Thai is scheduled to open in spring in the former Papillon Brasserie. No other information on the restaurant is available at this time.

Sweet Ride to open brick-and-mortar location in West Reading


Sweet Ride Ice Cream is set to open its first permanent location along Penn Avenue in West Reading this spring. Sweet Ride debuted as an ice cream cart in 2014 and last year expanded to include a mobile ice cream parlor. The new storefront is at 542 Penn Ave, next to the West Reading Drug Store.

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