A new construction bar and restaurant, Cinder Bar, is coming to Cross Keys Road in Williamstown New Jersey, almost next to the recently built IHOP and very close to the Black Horse Pike and Sam’s Club. I first heard of this just a few weeks ago from a friend who has a friend involved in the Monroe (Williamstown) Township Government. I had seen a liquor license recently being transferred from another recently closed bar, but I couldn’t connect it to a new bar project. So not wanting to post without confirmation, I waited till I noticed that in the July Council Meeting Minutes, the Mayor of Monroe confirmed Cinder Bar was coming, and they also reference the location (mostly).
He reported a Cinder Bar and a nursery school will be locating in the area of Barclay Glen Apartments on Berlin Cross Keys Road
Dining for Dollars – Competition is getting tough
As I mentioned, the location is on Cross Keys Road near IHOP. I believe the property sits in front of the Barclay Glen apartments. Restaurant dollar competition continues to get tougher in this area, as Cinder Bar will be very close to Rack’s and the House of Brews on the Black Horse Pike, and just down the road from the Tilted Kilt… and of course on the other side of the AC Expressway are several more bar eateries such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Plaza Azteca and Bertucci’s.
This will be the second location for Cinder Bar! The first is also a recently new construction restaurant located in a new development in East Greenwich, off of 295. Coincidentally, I was just there last week to do “research” on Cinder Bar, the new brewery and yet another Royal Farms. I’ll have these posts later! Anyway, Cinder Bar is also then part of a larger organization which owns the two Village Pub locations in Swedesboro and Washington Township (5 Points). (To be clear, I am not 100% certain on the ownership situation of this new Cinder Bar location.. but I do know when the East Greenwich location opened it was clearly indicated as part of the Village Pub restaurant group).
Now I really have to get the East Greenwich Cinder Bar review written this week… but short story is, its a higher end looking craft beer bar (and more), featuring entrees from a wood burning oven. The décor fits the rustic wood theme, and my wife and I were impressed with their unique twist on food.
Oh and one last thing.. across from the Tilted Kilt has been a sign for several years advertising an approved bar and liquor license for an open lot, which was has been looking for a buyer/developer… so who knows what that brings some day?
A 42Freeway area Halloween story... on a global scale! Travel Channel's Ghost Nation starts it's new season this week featuring the Zone 13 Tattoo shop in Deptford NJ, which sits in the heart of our retail mecca behind the BJ's Warehouse! And yes... the Zone 13 Tattoo Shop is HAUNTED!
A brand new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is close to completion on the Camden waterfront, and job opportunities appeared online this week! We don't have an exact date for their expected opening, but the online reservation system seems to allow us to book start January 1st... but that is far from official. We noticed that recently job postings for all facets of the hotel have gone online, and we linked at the bottom of the article.
Last year we were all surprised by the news that Canadian Coffee and Donut shop Tim Hortons was planning on coming to the White Horse Pike in Stratford NJ. This week the town of Stratford is boldly saying that construction will start within the week, and it will take 4 months to build. Article includes my rambling thoughts on Tim Hortons and coffee in our area.