Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Restaurant notes: Whelihans expanding; what's up at Doc's

The N.J. tap chain going into Downingtown; get set for the "new" Doc Watson's.

Restaurant notes: Whelihans expanding; what's up at Doc's


  • PJ Whelihans is going into the former Primavera Pizza Kitchen in Downingtown, aiming at a late fall opening. This will be the 13th restaurant under the PJW Restaurant Group and the ninth under the PJ Whelihans label.
  • From all the attention that's being paid to the renovations at Doc Watson's, the landmark on 11th Street near Jefferson, it's time to address a big piece: The name. It will be called Blue Bear Tavern when it opens at the end of the year.
  • The deal that would have moved the Sea Isle City landmark Busch's has fallen through, per a story in the A.C. Press. Busch's was a topic of Craig LaBan's Shore restaurant roundup last month.
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