PREIT, owner of the Moorestown Mall, will announce this week which restaurants it plans to open at the mall next year, according to Mayor John Button.
The mayor said he met with mall personnel last week, including PREIT CEO Joseph Coradino, and gleaned a few encouraging pieces of information—primarily that the company would make an announcement this week about multiple restaurants it would be opening at the mall in the near future. Button declined to reveal any information about the restaurants, but seemed excited by what he'd heard from PREIT.
Judy Trias, PREIT's vice president of retail marketing, also indicated to Moorestown Patch that the company would be making an announcement this week.
Button said he also learned that Osteria—the acclaimed, Marc Vetri-helmed Italian restaurant—is expected to debut sometime prior to the opening of the Regal theater in late spring or summer 2013.
"You will see that mall coming to life," said Button.
Vetri's signing earlier this year was a major coup for the mall after the passage of last fall's referendum approving the sale of alcohol in dry-for-a-century Moorestown. The renowned Philadelphia chef will open a clone of his Broad Street restaurant Osteria in the area of the mall betweenSears and Boscov's.
PREIT paid $4 million for four liquor licenses at the mall. The township is still waiting for final approval from law enforcement to grant .
Stay tuned to Moorestown Patch this week to find out which restaurants PREIT will bring to the mall. As soon as we know, you'll know.