Thursday, April 11, 2013
An 18-lane bowling alley with 150-inch TVs at the end of each lane, along with a bar, restaurant, arcade and laser tag maze, is proposed at the Hillcrest Plaza in Lansdale in the old Clemens/SuperFresh location.
The 18-lane bowling alley and family entertainment center known as King Pinz is still coming to Lansdale. Proprietors PMC Entertainment—a BuxMont investment group—still has a signed lease for the former Clemens/SuperFresh space at Hillcrest Shopping Plaza on East Main Street. The local investors know King Pinz Family Entertainment Center will improve that piece of Lansdale. "The group is still pursuing the development and has been working through the structure of the business model with its supporting lenders," said PMC Entertainment in a press release. "The development site has remained unchanged. We would like to be open by the end of the year to capture the holiday business." The investment group has completed a full engineering study, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Advertising for On-Tap Philly boasts 24 beers on tap, a new menu and nightly events.
UPDATE: Since our initial posting yesterday, we have discovered a "help wanted" ad on Craigslist, which lists further features and hints at a relatively close opening date. The listing states that On-Tap Philly will be a "Philly-themed" bar and restaurant which offers up to 72 beers on tap. The listing also reiterates the plan to feature nightly events, use of the outdoor patio, and adds that the location will have over 15 televisions. On the hiring and service side, the listing details what they're looking for in prospective bartenders, hostesses and line cooks. It also states that training will begin in the coming week. Earlier story follows A new bar will be opening soon in the borough, as On-Tap Philly prepares to occupy the former …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The former tavern is being auctioned off by Alderfer Auction Company in Hatfield. An inspection of the property will take place June 4. The owner of the property lists its sale price at $375,000
The closed 5th Street Pub in Lansdale is on the auction block. Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield will auction off the property and building at 401 W. Fifth Street on June 11 at 4 p.m. The property is owned by a bank - BNB Real Estate Holding, LLC of Ft. Lee, NJ, according to Montgomery County records. BNB Bank is also a Small Business Administration lender. BNB Bank lists the property on its site with a sale price of $375,000. It does not mention an upcoming auction and it is not known whether this would be the staring bid price. Its previous use, according to the bank, was a commercial condo unit. The listing states the property has seven units, with a gross building area of 4,518 square feet. Apartments make up about 2,040 square feet, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Reports of a wall collapsing at a popular local tavern came in via Twitter shortly after 2:30 p.m.
This story is being published for interest for readers of Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch. Update 5:08 p.m. Ambler Borough Manager Mary Aversa told Patch that the only damage was done to the building and no one was injured in the partial collapse. Finn McCool's rents the bottom floor of the building at 34 E Butler Ave. in Ambler. The upper floors of the building are not rented out. As of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aversa told Patch that they were waiting for a structural engineer to assess the building, as well as PECO electric and gas. PECO was needed to turn off the power to the building, as well as snip the hanging power lines. The gas meter is located under the rubble and needs to be turned off, as well. A temporary fence will be used to …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The bowling alley and fun center will be located at the Hillcrest Shopping Center, and could open its doors as soon as December
A lease agreement has been signed between Trefoil Properties and local investment group PMC Entertainment, the future owners and operators of the tenative King Pinz Family Entertainment Center. During Wednesday night's Economic Development Committee report at the borough council work session, councilwoman Mary Fuller announced that Lansdale will once again have its own bowling alley. "This news is so hot, it's going to burn your fingers," she said. "It is with great pleasure that the Economic Development Committee, along with the Office of Community Development, announces that Trefoil has signed a lease agreement with an investment group who plans on operating a bowling alley and family fun center at Hillcrest Shopping Center." Fuller said…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch scoured bars, 24-hour retail stores and convenience stores between midnight and 3 a.m. to gauge how people felt about bin Laden's death.
Within an hour of the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch went out to gauge local reaction from people at Third and Walnut Bar, Montella’s Pub, CVS at Allentown and Forty Foot roads, Wawa on Forty Foot Road, Wawa on Route 309 in Colmar, 7-11 on Allentown Road and 7-11 at Cannon Avenue and Main Street. Reaction was mixed, with some reveling in the victory of the United States and demanding we bring home our troops. One resident had a total opposite reaction. “Honestly, I couldn’t care less,” said Keith Hender, of Hatfield. “It never really bothered me in the first place. I’ve lived in this country all my life, but in the general consensus of the world, which I happen to agree with, the United States …
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Lansdale Borough Public Safety Committee reviewed a second 5K route proposed as a fundraiser. Police Chief McDyre said it would strip the manpower for the evening.
It’s back to the drawing board again for the North Penn YMCA and Panico’s, as the Lansdale Borough Public Safety Committee Wednesday night asked them to work out a different route for a proposed 5K Walk and Run in August. There were two problems with the event, as emphasized by Lansdale Police Chief Robert McDyre. First, the route would strip the police of all its manpower on a Wednesday evening – four officers – to control the event. Second, the route would call for a closing of Valley Forge Road and numerous detours – both, according to McDyre, would cause problems. Betty Hoffa, of the North Penn YMCA, said the 5K Run and Walk would be co-sponsored by the YMCA and Panico’s. The planned route winds through Lansdale Borough and neighboring…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Kinky Quizzo, raw food and movies are your tickets to fun this weekend.
Welcome back to Get Out—Patch's picks for the best events and activities for the coming week. A new Get Out compilation is posted every Thursday, so check back with us next week for a new slew of fun things to do. Do you have an idea for an event to feature here? Post a comment below, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you! 1. The Biblical Call Where/When: Branch Creek Community Church, 100 Main St., Harleysville; March 17-19 Why go: Biblical Seminary will sponsor a lecture series, “The Biblical Call: A Christian Response to Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse.” The series will feature leading Christian thinkers in the fields of theology, culture, science and the arts to address current cultural issues in a public …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Here are places to go and things to do alone or with the family to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
You don’t have to be Irish to have fun this St. Patty’s Day. Everyone is Irish once a year on March 17, the day St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. He lived in the 400s A.D. and it is believed that he died on March 17. Although St. Patrick’s Day originated in Ireland, it is celebrated around the world, and it is sure to excite the kids. Whether keeping the younger kids at home, or sending the older ones off to school, encourage them to get dressed in green to represent the beautiful rolling green Irish terrain. There are so many things associated with St. Patty’s Day, making it easy to find a variety of activities to do with your children. Clovers, leprechauns and gold, luck, kissing the…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Viewfinder is a look at people, places and things in our area over the past week.
This week's Viewfinder caught people enjoying themselves at a benefit in Lansdale as they raised money for a mother and son who were displaced by a fire in Horsham in January. Featured in the photos is local band Drop Anchor. Got a picture to share? E-mail email@example.com or sign up, sign in and post to this gallery!