The Applebee's empire in New Jersey grows with the start of construction of a new restaurant in Williamstown. Ground was broken just last week in the Walmart parking lot, in the corner closest to the intersection of Black Horse Pike and Malaga Rd (rt 659)
On Friday August 1st, the Craft House opens on the Black Horse Pike at the former Taylor's / Alpine location. The bar closed somewhat abruptly this summer so that the changeover could happen. The owners also own a large bar/restaurant complex on Rt 70 Cherry Hill, which also went through a similar theming change. 42freeway plans on stopping in Friday to check out the place
Along the hot Cross Keys rd corridor, a new IHOP restaurant is getting ready to open soon. Construction looks almost complete and hiring has started. Nice to see a new IHOP coming to the area as they seemed to have vanished over the last few decades. An online post indicates a trailer has been setup for hiring, targeting crew and assistant managers
In short, 42Freeway.com is a commerce blog featuring stories on new retail developments, roadway improvements, and interesting area events all with the goal to inform and promote the towns along Rt 42.