Bar Avalon in West Chester to Open Branch on Main Line, Will Have ‘Something for Everybody’

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The site of the new Avalon Bistro in Bryn Mawr. Image via Google Maps.

West Chester’s Bar Avalon, owned by chef John Brandt-Lee, is opening a branch on the Main Line in Bryn Mawr, writes Michael Klein for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Brandt-Lee is taking over the former Marbles and Verdad space at 818 Lancaster Avenue. The space has been vacant since October 2015.

Originally a web designer, Brandt-Lee bought Avalon 17 years ago when it was at 316 South High Street in West Chester. At the time, he learned not only the management side of the job, but also the cooking side. In 2006, he relocated to the restaurant’s current location at 116 East Gay Street, where it is known as Bar Avalon.

The newest Avalon Bistro will be similar to Bar Avalon with its French-Italian-inspired menu. According to Brandt-Lee, the new location will have “something for everybody,” and will feature live blues and jazz.

Brandt-Lee is planning to have the new location up and running sometime in March.

Read more about Avalon Bistro in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.

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