Coffee and music coming back to Barrington

The Barrington Coffee House, known among fans of good java and great music as "BCH," will reopen on St. Patrick's Day under new management.

Longtime owners Scot and Donna Trifeletti turned off the lights recently but have sold the business to Richard and Eleanor Pritchard. The Oaklyn duo are freshening up the Clements Bridge Road establishment for its return engagement Sunday.

"I noticed that the business was for sale," Richard says. "And I like coffee."

The coffee house will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. And returning in April: Thursday "Wide Open Mic Night," which for several years has attracted vocalists and acoustic musicians from all over South Jersey  (read my 2012 column about the scene here).

"Here's proof you can't stop a good thing," says Trifeletti, who has been hosting Open Mics at Keg & Kitchen, on Haddon Avenue in Westmont, and will MC the new Thursday nights at BCH.

"It's a pleasure to know the venue is in continued good hands," he adds. "Thanks for supporting live music!"