We all have been waiting for Stove & Tap to open their Frazer, PA (Malvern) on Route 30 in Lincoln Court Shopping Center.
But it has taken for-ev-er. A local quipped a few months ago that the Sistine Chapel was done is less time. I don’t know. But what I do know is I noticed a couple of weeks ago when I was over in Lincoln Court that they finally looked almost ready. And people really want them to open around here.
But…then someone said the other day a truck had gone through the front. And not just any old truck apparently, but one with a tanker full of blacktop goop and WHAAAAAT???
Bad luck or cursed, you have to feel for these restaurateurs. And I know Rome wasn’t built in a day but ya know we first heard about them coming to Chester County at some point in 2018. Then all of the buzz started in early 2019
Vista: Stove & Tap Preparing for Grand Opening of Second Location
Posted By: Kimberly McGuanePosted date: February 21, 2019
Stove & Tap, a popular restaurant and bar in Lansdale, is preparing for the grand opening of its second location, the Lincoln Court Shopping Center in Frazer, writes Kenneth Hilario for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
This is the fourth joint venture of business partners Justin Weathers and Chef Joe Monnich. In addition to the original Stove & Tap and the forthcoming one, the two restaurateurs also operate The Bercy in Ardmore and Al Pastor in Exton.
The new restaurant and bar at 215 Lancaster Avenue will span 7,500 square feet and generate five full-time jobs and 55 part-time positions. The owners also said there is potential for more positions after it opens.
PA Eats: We’ve Got the Scoop on the New Stove & Tap in Frazer, PA by Emily Kovach on Mar 7, 2019
A new restaurant is headed to Frazer, PA: a second iteration of the wildly popular Stove & Tap in Lansdale. This new location, which will be about 35 miles southwest of the original (and just 8 miles north of West Chester), will bring the same rustic American dining and great bar atmosphere, and will certainly be a favorite new gathering spot for locals…. The 7,500-square-foot space, which was secured by restaurant real estate rock stars James Pinckney and Tess Scott of ZMCRE, was renovated under architect Joe Lombardi and interior design firm Boulange Designs (which also designed The Bercy). The aesthetic will be “rustic Americana” with plenty of reclaimed wood and metal and vintage wallpaper.
Inquirer: Stove & Tap to open a location in Chester County
by Michael Klein, Updated: February 14, 2019
….Opening is projected for April.
Both are Starr Restaurant alums: Weathers as a manager at various locations and Monnich as a chef at The Dandelion and Parc.
Well….I think we are past April…..it’s September …and someone told me the blacktop truck well…. MADE A HUGE MESS.
Is this the universe telling East Whiteland Township there are enough beer pub kind of places around here already?
Lincoln Court is a weird place at times and in my opinion they have one of the WORST parking lots around. Who hired the blacktop truck I wonder? How did that truck slip?
Seriously, you just have to feel for the owners of Stove & Tap. When will they open in Malvern/Frazer? In August the Inquirer said September/October, but given what I saw today, well who knows? I don’t know who does their publicity but maybe less playing possum and a little more being straight with the timeline might be in order? Especially with what happened?
I look forward to trying the place when it does finally open even if I don’t really drink beer ever. If anyone has the scoop here, feel free to leave a comment.
The scoop is that the truck made a huge mess! The hold ups were mostly my fault as I changed the design mid-stream to accommodate large parties which involved a lot of custom banquette work and new drawings. The land lord has been amazing in the buildings repair and though we are a little set back I am feeling better now than a week ago. We are pushing hard to get the work done as most of the custom pieces are already done and just waiting for installation. While Stove & Tap was originally built as an American version of a British Gastropub, we are very excited about the layout. A wood fired oven, grill, and Southern Pride smoker makes this more of a smokehouse and grill than the original concept. There will be an aggressive approach towards big salads and vegetables that will offer a diverse menu. While we love beer, there will be crafty cocktails and American wines to choose from as well. Sorry for the delay!!! Please feel free to reach out if there are any other questions. Cheers- Justin Weathers
Justin – thank you so much for reaching out and I am so sorry that you guys are going through this. When you are ready for a visit from your friendly neighborhood blogger I would love to see the inside ! I will pass this along to people locally so they know. Looking very much forward to your opening