The Whitemarsh Valley Inn property located at 474 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill has been listed for sale for $750,000. The liquor license is for sale separately from the former operator of the bar and restaurant.
The listing agent, Scott Mayer from Long & Foster, describes the opportunity as follows:
Whitemarsh Valley Inn in the heart of Lafayette Hill. This iconic property has a very unique history and was a popular dining spot until the owner retired. The bar is spacious and can seat 15 comfortably. Plus room for high-top tables and a piano area. Total seating for around 104 patrons. The main dining area has 7 booths plus room for additional tables. In addition, there is a 21x 37 3rd floor former ” Marble Hall Dance Club” which was an after-hours club. The second floor is a small 3-bed room apartment with a private entrance. Parking for 23 plus and additional shared parking for 16 cars. Terrific investment or perfect for the owner-operator. The liquor R license can be purchased separately from the former tenant. Per seller seating for 105 patrons. Check with Whitemarsh Township zoning for other property uses.
The building dates back to 1853 as the Marble Hall Lodge of the Odd Fellows. The property first had two homes on the first two floors and then the lodge on the third. The lodge operated until 1925. You can still find the stage on the third floor from where shows took place in the early days of the property.
Once prohibition ended, the entire building was converted into a tavern and was first known as Marble Hall Inn. In 1971 it was renamed The Wooden Nickel Tavern.
In 1990 the building was renovated and reopened as the Whitemarsh Valley Inn in 1991. It closed in 2020.
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