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Planned French Bistro No Longer Coming to Moorestown

The owner of E&B Coins purchased the site where the old Friendly's stood on Main Street last week, and will not make it into a restaurant, the Burlington County Times reports.

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Bill Burris's proposed French bistro that was to take the place of the former Friendly's on Main Street is not coming to Moorestown after all, the Burlington County Times reports.

Burris announced plans to bring a 120-seat bistro to Main Street in October.

However, the owner of E&B Coins, a pawn service and check cashing outlet, purchased the building last week. Edward Brigante Jr. told the Burlington County Times he's unsure of what the building will become, but said it won't be a restaurant.

Last month, Burris announced plans to put a new health care facility and 18 homes on the land occupied by the vacant Woodbury Country Club in Gloucester County.

The owner of Burris Construction is responsible for Powerback Rehabilitation in Voorhees and another Powerback coming to Moorestown.

For more, visit burlingtoncountytimes.com.
Bill July 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Stinks- you mean Mtown mews would buy it, turn it into their "Reagle Beagle" hot spot ?
Bella Pelosi July 14, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Will the Mayor(s) be making any comments this time? Jordan and Chiacchio said they were elated to have an exciting new business opening on Main Street, and praised Burris for his commitment to the town. “He’s brought a lot of business, a lot of ratables to our town,” said Jordan. “And knowing what Bill has done (with Black Whale), and bringing a restaurant of that quality and caliber here to Moorestown—Moorestonians will be excited to be here and be part of this.” Chiacchio said Burris’s venture—which Burris estimated will cost roughly $1.5 million—is a validation of all the work the township has done over the last few years to revitalize Moorestown.
Not Ready for Prime Time July 14, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Bella - I am looking forward to Stacey and Chris' photo-op conference announcing the opening of the new pawn shop. Maybe the old pawnshop can now be a bail bonds shop.
Bella Pelosi July 14, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Is a pawn shop also "validation of all of the work the township has done"? I can't help but wonder if council can pawn the old marble from the poorly designed stairs or get a good deal on phones?
sanlazarro12173 July 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Three golden balls. Nuff said.

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