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Feb 11, 2012 06:56 AM

Zacharias Creek Closed

I guess the fact that no one commented on Zacharias Creek's closure before this (it's been at least a few weeks) is testament to why it closed.

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  1. Wow! We drove past last night on our way to Skippack and I never even looked over. We haven't been there for dinner in quite some time as our last experience was pretty bad.

    1. I just looked at their website. As of February 4th, they are close to re-opening after renovating.

      1. I too thought they were closed - but drove by last night on the way home from work and there were plenty of cars there . . . ? Not sure what's going on. I live 15 minutes away but was never that tempted to try it.

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        1. re: ssturn

          I guess I just assumed they were closed. I've driven by three or four times and the lot's been empty and the building dark.

        2. A suburban BYOB charging prices commensurate with Center City establishments paying for alcohol licenses may deserve to be darkened. Local word discouraged me from day one and I've never been. If they're reopening, let's see how the phoenix reemerges.

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          1. re: Chefpaulo

            Comment not geared to Zacharias in particular...

            I expect to pay a bit more for food at restaurants that are BYOB to comparable ones that have a liquor license. BYOBs miss out on the alcohol profit. While I understand that liquor licenses are expensive, they are an asset that can always be resold.

            1. re: Chefpaulo

              I am happy to hear that they are bouncing back from the unfortunate flooding problem but we do not go there. The food just isn't very good, though I agree that I don't mind paying elevated prices at a BYOB since they miss out on the wine markup.

            2. Check out their website. They were closed for water damage and should reopen very soon!

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              1. re: iluvpizza

                I wish Ravenna would come back to that location. That was a terrific byob.

                1. re: JanR

                  I'll give a healthy second to a return of Ravenna. Remember the Balsamic Chicken Liver appetizer? Loved it. I had many an enjoyable dinner there.

                  As for the BYOB postulate above, that just does not compute with my experience. - anywhere. My favorite BYOB in Center City - Bistro La Viola - is much more reasonable than Zacharias, and look what they pay in rent, taxes, etc. Dan Funk's New Orleans Cafe is also a favorite with much more reasonable pricing. The argument may hold water in rare instances but milk-the-yuppie greed is more plausible.