Iron Hill Coming to Chestnut Hill

In late 2011 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will be opening their ninth location and first in Philadelphia. The location will be at 8400 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. The popular local chain is the latest good news for Germantown Avenue and Chestnut Hill, which has seen several new projects springing to life recently.

The Philadelphia location marks a reversal of sorts as back in 2008 owner Mark Edleson was less than optimistic about a Philadelphia location.

We’re sure the 250-seat Germantown Avenue location will be a hit drawing in visitors from Chestnut Hill and the surrounding suburbs.

Iron Hill Chestnut Hill [Official Site]

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  • Dave Maynard

    Talbots in Chestnut Hill is open for business today. I just called because of the article

  • Foobooz

    Correct, it’s 8400 Germantown Avenue, same address as Talbots but actually next door in the former Express.

  • Meh-

    Love this place when I’ve visited the Media location.

    Not sure if Chestnut Hill is closer or not, but I like it up there and I’ll def. go.

  • 3rd&Brown

    This is really good news. For a while, things were looking somewhat dire on the Avenue, with all of the closings. This really should increase foot traffic in the area, which is good for all of the surrounding businesses. Hopefully, it’s a sign of good things to come in CH, if the NIMBYs don’t get in the way.

  • Craig

    The most successful Iron Hills anchor traditional neighborhoods in the suburbs like West Chester, Media or Phoenixville. Chestnut Hill is perfect based on that view.The restaurant image looks quite pretty. I am sure the Chestnut Hill Association went for the nice exterior in their approval.

  • Ryan

    You know, someone should just go for the jugular and open a place like this at Germantown and Chelten and see what happens. Oh sure, it would take a massive subsidies to even make Iron Hill think about it, but it would be a bigger boost to that area than the Avenue in C.H. Face it, as the economy picks up again the Avenue in Chestnut Hill will come back anyway. It’s still beautiful, people still take walks there, and the neighborhood will always shine. Germantown is long overdue for something dramatic – no other area combines that much history, architectural diversity, and population diversity into one section of the city outside Center City.

  • Jennifer

    Love Iron Hill! If you’ve never been, you should definitely check it out.

  • debris

    this is def. great for the hill as the NIMBYs as someone has mentioned and the Hill business people or real estate god has seemed to keep the area kinda bleak and marginal.
    HOWEVER – I agree to a certain extent about reviving different neighborhoods when Ryan says to go for the jugular – however –
    this is an area where stereotyping purely on demographics is not so evil.
    Whether there or say broad and hunting park- a Red Lobster or Olive Garden / Lobster Complex !
    Jobs, Revenue and happy fed people that don’t have to go far to get it.
    Try and call this logic something else but that would waste time from winning all around.
    I mean, that couldn’t be any more offensive than saying “it’s still beautiful, people still take walks there…”
    Iron Hill, Olive Garden & Red lobster in One Complex. Bang – got it all solved….

  • Frayed Knots

    Well…. While I do appreciate Debris’ enthusiasm for a “hub” location with two of my “nice shot” locations (you can keep “red robster” somewhere else…) in a location which could really use a shot-in-the-arm (and Broad and HP is certainly a poster cild for that thought), (s)he is not terribly conversant with the realities of the “quick-loan” business, which is just what anything put into tose locations turns into… a place for a quick loan for the perps, somewhere to pick up some new threads or a new car….

    Even Chelten and Germantown turns into the “Wild West” at night.

    Trust me… been living there since Grace ran the Bandbox.