The new "covered roadway" tunnel which is part of the 42/295 reconstruction project has been in action for several weeks, with 42N-295N traffic routed through it. This weekend the second phase of the tunnel redirection went live, with the 76E (traffic from Philly) which is heading to 295N, also moving through the tunnel. There were some commuter concerns with how lanes merged before the tunnel and would the two additional 76E lanes "fit" into the tunnel.. well NJDOT surprises us all as they do fit FIVE lanes in the tunnel. But watch out for the right side lane merge AFTER the tunnel.
Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro NJ will see its second Restaurant (with full bar) open in just a few weeks, when the Mexican Mariachi Grill opens just a few doors down from Chickie and Pete’s!
A peek in the window and a look at photos posted on their Facebook page indicate that everything in the dining area is in place, and maybe its just hiring and training that remains! Speaking of hiring, Facebook posts show they started the hiring process 2 weeks ago.
The Mexican Mariachi Grill is the 4th location for this family run restaurant, and their first to include a full bar! The other three locations of this group are located in Central New Jersey. This does not appear to be affiliated with the El Mariachi eatery on Delsea Drive.
The 2016 Glassboro press release states:
they use …only fresh, quality ingredients, with an emphasis on authenticity.
(Rowan) will the restauranteur’s largest at 3,200 sq ft and will include their first full bar which will serve up a refreshing assortment of Mexican cocktails and quality cervezas which will add another unique layer to their already amazing foods flavor profiles.
Their location at 206 Rowan Boulevard puts them in the same ground floor building as Chickie and Pete’s, with Tony Luke’s Escape Room and the new Liberty Virtual Reality locations between them. And directly across the street is recently highlighted Cookie Munchers!
I mentioned this in prior posts, but things really are getting exciting on Rowan Boulevard! They’ve had the student population to get things started, but with Chickie and Pete’s, a variety of new entertainment options and now a second destination restaurant with Mexican Mariachi’s… there are real reasons for residents from a wide area to come visit. Developer’s have been trying for decades to recreate that Disney Main Street and not really succeeding… up to this point I’d say Collingswood pulled it off, and I think Rowan has a really great shot at being the second.
We chatted with Mexican Mariachi’s Marketing Manager, and while he couldn’t pinpoint an exact date, he did comment “We are very close. Weeks away”
We’ll post more as the opening gets close, and I can almost guarantee that I’ll be there for the opening!
Mexican Mariachi Grill
206 Rowan Boulevard
Glassboro, NJ 08028