Over the last decade, Malvern has transformed from a sleepy borough into a popular restaurant destination, writes Erin McCarthy for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The newest addition to the borough’s ever-expanding restaurant scene is the third location – and the largest and most expensive endeavor – of the Delco-based Brick & Brew.
Brick & Brew officials originally considered Phoenixville, Doylestown, and Kennett Square for the new location, but in the end, decided to go with Malvern.
“The business community, the momentum, in Malvern was on a positive trajectory,” said marketing director Marcus Dent, “and we felt like it was a good time to step into that.”
But this is far from the only recent addition to Malvern. In just the last five years, the borough has seen a number of new restaurants and apartments come in, bringing a fresh energy to the small town.
During this time, the upscale Restaurant Alba completed its transition from BYO to full-service, adding a wine bar. Meanwhile, Christopher’s and the Malvern Buttery moved into the ground floor of Eastside Flats, an apartment complex that opened in 2013. Additionally, Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, a local mainstay for nearly three decades, has expanded.
Read more about Malvern’s growth in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.