Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Carambola, 1997-2009

The groundbreaking Dresher BYOB calls it a career.

Carambola, 1997-2009

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Carambola, for years arguably the best BYOB anywhere near Dresher, closed for good after dinner Saturday (8/22).

Owner Danny Nejberger, who opened in Dreshertown Plaza in October 1997, said the beginning of the end was last summer, when rising gas prices shrank his customer base and commodity prices rose.

The slumping economy led to layoffs at the nearby business parks, he said, and the lunch trade fell 40 percent.

Then the dinner business slumped by as much as 40 percent -- even on Saturdays, his bread-and-butter nights. "I just couldn't sustain the losses," he said.

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