Developer Stanislaw “Stosh” Stachowski is aiming to open Royal Cracovia in Magnolia, New Jersey in late July. The 16,000 square foot, 250-seat bistro with four private dining rooms will serve up Polish standards.
The price tag and costs bring back thoughts of the magical early 2000s. The $3.5 million European bistro includes a $1 million kitchen and bakery, a wood-fired oven, rotisserie plus an underground pierogie and pasta “laboratory.” The building contains $200,000 in lighting fixtures, $40,000 of American Red Oak, 30,000 pounds of stone, marble and granite.
Stachowski is a classicly trained opera singer who was born in Poland and raised in the suburbs of Krakow. In 1997 Stachowski returned to New Jersey and began buying, fixing and flipping houses at the Jersey shore as well as in and around Philadelphia.
Stachowski hopes the massive restaurant appeals to nearby communities and will “appreciate the foods that we serve – dishes their parents and grandparents cooked with great pride for generations.”
Royal Cracovia will announce their executive chef within a few weeks.
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