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.
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