Some local restaurants have changed hands and some new ones are preparing to open

The pandemic has disrupted the restaurant industry, but there are still a couple of places planning to open in the area and two places have recently changed hands. Below are the details.

Pasta Via (pictured at top)
About six weeks ago, Pasta Via was sold to Andrew Stone, the owner of Andy’s Diner (the diner changed hands quietly last year). A member of the family who previously owned Pasta Via is still involved.

It is currently closed in response to the pandemic.

Capp’s Deli
In March it was sold to Rhett Stauffer, who previously owned a deli at the same location under the name Frank & Eddie’s. He sold to the Capp’s Deli owners and now they sold it back.

Capp’s Deli is currently open for takeout and delivery.

Shack in the Back
The owner of Deli on 4th is opening a smoothie business behind the deli in a small building at the corner of West 4th Avenue and Forest Street. It was previously to be called the Smoothie Shack, but over the weekend the Instagram account was changed to Shack in the Back.

Due to the pandemic, it has delayed its’ opening until the summer.

Conshy Seafood Co.
The Conshy Seafood Company is opening at 3024 Butler Pike in Conshohocken. That location has been several things over the last decade, but most recently was Sundae World.

It has not opened yet.

Shake Shack
A location of Shake Shack is under construction at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. It is on the outside of the mall near the main entrance off Germantown Pike. No opening date was ever announced.