Restaurant openings and closings in Mont. Co.
I've been hearing lots of info on openings in my area (Mont Co) and wanted to see if anyone had any more info:
- The old Michaels restaurant in Ambler (corner of Bethlehem and Butler) recently closed and a sports bar/dance club replaced it. I just drove by and saw the sports bar was replaced with Fireside Restaurant. Parking lot looked pretty full. Has anyone heard of it or been there?
- I heard the old Broad Axe Tavern in Blue Bell was purchased by the owners of Eulogy and they plan to open a Belgian style restaurant there. Is that true? Anyone know the status?
- I also heard two empty properties on Butler Pike in Ambler Boro are both under development for new restaurants? Anyone know what types or restaurants are going in?
I have been to the fireside - was told I'd have a 20 minute wait - ended up being 80 minutes. Food was salty, cold and unappetizing. When I attempted to talk to the manager he asked me what I knew about running a restaurant - a real nice guy. I suppose it was crowed because everyone was just waiting for a table. If I wanted to wait that long I would have gone to Arpeggio up the street for excellent food - plus smoke free (unlike this dive) and a BYOB as well. Keep driving on Bethlehem Pike - there are better places to go.
Any word on the old Broad Axe? I heard that since they lost the belgian restaurant, they are hoping to open an american bistro type restaurant.
Also, has anyone heard any word on the Wyndham Hotel on Butler? I heard Fin McCool's restaurant/bar was opening but construction seems to have all but stopped.
Michael's closed? We ordered there just a couple weeks ago. wow. Not that I'm shocked, the food was not fabulous.
Do you know if Asuka/Gaya has opened? That's in the old Savory Grill building on 73. I saw a ton of cars there, but no open for business sign. DH thinks it's just a banquet resto, for large parties. Oh. found this: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/503362... guess they are open!
I haven't heard anything more about the Broad Axe. Or the properties on Butler.