A recap of the latest local restaurant news

Over the past few months, MoreThanTheCurve.com has reported on a lot of restaurant news. Here is a recap.

New Restaurants

La Bota Mexican Taqueria | Lafayette Hill
From the Boot in Lafayette Hill has turned its former event space into a taqueria named La Bota Mexican Taqueria. Check it out here.

FUDI | Plymouth Meeting
Bryn & Danes switched to a 100% plant-based menu in late April and became FUDI. Check it out here.

The Tricycle Shop | Conshohocken
The Tricycle Shop opened in July with a cafe, bike shop, and repair shop. It is located right off the Schuylkill River Trail and the Spring Mill Train Station (behind The Courts at Spring Mill Station apartments). Check it out here.

The Little Brew House | Conshohocken
Maria’s Pizza & Pasta is in the process of transforming into The Little Brew House. Read More.

Recently Closed Restaurants

King Buffet | Plymouth Meeting
The buffet at the Plymouth Meeting Mall closed early in the pandemic.

Zoes Kitchen | Plymouth Meeting
Closed in late July 2021. See what is replacing it under “Coming Restaurants.”

Coming Restaurants

WingStop | Conshohocken
MoreThanTheCurve.com reported in March that WingStop is coming to the Plymouth Square Shopping Center. An opening date has never been provided.

Mezah | Conshohocken
Mezah, a fast-casual Mediterranean grill, is currently going through the approval process in Whitemarsh Township for a location at Whitemarsh Shopping Center in Conshohocken. Mezeh currently has locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. The first location in Pennsylvania will be in King of Prussia, which is currently listed as “coming soon.” An opening date has not been announced.

Cava | Plymouth Meeting
Cava, a fast-casual Mediterranean grill, is going to replace Zoes Kitchen at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. The parent company of Cava bought Zoes Kitchen in 2018 and has been converting some locations to Cava. An opening date has not been announced.

Osaka Hibachi Japanese, LLC | Lafayette Hill
This corporate entity is seeking a conditional use to open at the Shopper World Shopping Center. Read More.

Couch Tomato Cafe | Conshohocken
The Couch Tomato Cafe announced in May that it plans to open at The Outbound Station in Conshohocken this fall/winter. Read More.

Crab du Jour | East Norriton
The seafood restaurant chain is expanding fast. It opened a to-go/delivery-only outpost in downtown Norristown a few months ago and is set to open a full-service restaurant at the spot in East Norriton that was most recently Greene Turtle. No opening date has been announced.

Sonic | East Norriton
The fast-food restaurant is reopening. Read More.

Available Space to Open a Restaurant

Pete’s Deli | Conshohocken
The business and building are being offered for sale and/or lease. It is still open and operating. View Listing.

Former “Tierra Caliente” | Conshohocken
The former Mexican restaurant is available for lease. View Listing.

Former “Jimmy John’s” | Conshohocken
The sandwich shop located at East 1st Avenue and Fayette Street closed early in the pandemic. The space is available for lease. View Listing.

Former “Fayette Street Grille” | Conshohocken
The BYOB closed a few months ago and the space is for lease. View Listing.

Former “The General” | Lafayette Hill
The historic property has been vacant in January 2020 and the building and liquor license are for sale. View Listing.

Pad site at the Plymouth Meeting Mall | Plymouth Meeting
When the owner of the mall got Shake Shack approved, the approval was actually for two retail spaces. The second retail space has not been built, nor has a tenant been announced.

Former “King Buffet” | Plymouth Meeting
The long-running buffet closed during the pandemic.

Former “Elevation Burger” | Plymouth Meeting
The burger spot next to Bertucci’s came and went fairly quickly. It has been vacant since 2018.