Monday, May 20, 2013
Developer Jim Brandenburger explains why the Riverton eatery didn't work, and strikes a hopeful note as he looks toward the future.
Developer Jim Brandenburger is confident he can bring a restaurant back to Riverton in the space recently vacated by District 611—just not the same one. "I think the odds are very good that a restaurant like it will reopen (in that space)," he said Monday, a week after the founders of District 611 announced the Broad Street eatery would be closing its doors after six months in business. According to Brandenburger, the restaurant struggled because it offered a "first-class" experience, which came with "first-class expenses," and the establishment simply wasn't doing enough business to sustain itself. "The concept would have been really successful if we had had more daytime traffic," he said. "We couldn't survive on just Friday, Saturday and…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Also, a Delran woman admits to faking cancer for months and Cinnaminson School District honors students and staff.
Cinnaminson School Superintendent Salvatore Illuzzi says the school district is offering a 'substantial cash reward' for information leading to an arrest. The Broad Street restaurant, the creation of a trio of Stephen Starr alumni, opened last fall. Lori Stilley admitted she faked terminal cancer for months, accepting thousands of dollars in cash, free meals and even a free wedding. The school board handed out awards for Teacher of the Year and the annual Achievement Awards. The district will recognize student achievement at next month's meeting. The stretch of highway running through Burlington County has been named one of the state's deadliest for pedestrians the last five years. Cinnaminson High School held its annual People's Choice …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Broad Street restaurant, the creation of a trio of Stephen Starr alumni, opened last fall.
After roughly six months in business, District 611 in Riverton is closing its doors indefinitely. According to a statement posted on the restaurant's website Monday, the eatery is shutting down due to a number of factors. "Though the Riverton community has been nothing short of amazing in terms of its support, our concept is simply no longer sustainable in its current set-up," the statement reads. "With a large number of menu items being offered outside of the brick oven pizza and two fully functioning kitchens, the operation is pretty massive." Those issues are compounded by the limited customer traffic—"a natural downside of operating in the suburbs"—and "major limitations on the option for pursuing a liquor license," since Riverton is a…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Picky eater? Need help figuring out where to get your next meal? Based on your neighbors' Yelp! reviews, here are five of the best restaurants in the area.
UPDATE: Bonus restaurant (since Sammy Chon's is apparently closed): ____________________ If you're anything like me, you get stumped a lot trying to figure out where the best places to eat around town are. Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s star ranking, here are five of the top-rated restaurants in and around Cinnaminson: And these are just a few of the best restaurants in and around Cinnaminson. There are plenty of other four-star establishments in the area. Check out Cinnaminson Patch's directory of local eateries Do you agree or disagree? …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Beer and wings—check. Here's a list of the hottest specials in and around town.
It’s not too late to plan a killer Super Bowl party at your home. And it’s not too late to plan your Super Bowl night at a bar or restaurant. We contacted several bars and restaurants in the area to find out the best Super Bowl specials for both take-out and eat-in. Did we leave you off the list? Add it to the comments section below so residents can take advantage of your super Super Bowl deals: SweetWater Bar & Grill, Cinnaminson Whistler's Inn, Cinnaminson Nick's Pizza & Pasta, Cinnaminson Jug Handle Inn, Cinnaminson Bellisimo's Pizza, Cinnaminson District 611, Riverton Jersey Mike's Subs, in Moorestown, is offering several specials you may want to take advantage of, depending on the size of your party. Wing King, Moorestown Visit …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The new restaurant from Stephen Starr alums announced an opening date sooner than you might have thought.
District 611, a new restaurant from former Stephen Starr restaurant employees, is slated to open in Riverton Saturday. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, its cuisine is contemporary New American (locally sourced ingredients, unexpectedly delicious mash-ups) fused with Neapolitan-style pizza. District 611 is owned by Starr alumni Brian Baglin and Catherine Piotrowski and headed by executive chef David Perini (also a Starr alum). The restaurant held a friends and family night this week but will officially open to the public for lunch and dinner this weekend. District 611 is located at 710 Broad Street in Riverton. To read Cinnaminson Patch's story on District 611, click here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Third time will hopefully be the charm for Riverton building owner Jim Brandenburger, as he joins with Stephen Starr alums.
Last week, a throng of workers were nailing wooden beams, hanging tiles and installing lights, all to make way for Riverton’s newest restaurant, District 611, slated to open Nov. 10. This will be the third restaurant to prevail in the corner storefront within the brick-faced mall behind Beneficial Savings Bank on Broad Street. Tara’s Cafe and Frankie’s Home Cooking, the two prior eateries, both seemed to open with some spark, but couldn’t keep the fires burning. But this time, it looks like the new owners might have a recipe for success, as three experienced foodies and one local builder have come together in a kind of serendipity. One night last July, building owner and developer Jim Brandenburger, 46, went to restaurateur Stephen Starr’s…