The Fat Ham Opens at King of Prussia Mall

Chicken and Waffle at the Fat Ham King of Prussia

Chicken and Waffle at the Fat Ham King of Prussia

Kevin Sbraga’s Southern food concept, the Fat Ham opens today at the King of Prussia Mall. In addition to the Fat Ham’s signature hot chicken, the suburban outpost offers  a full menu of toasts, salads, entrees and sandwiches. The Fat Ham will be open in the mall’s Savor expansion for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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First King of Prussia Savor Eateries Open

Melt Shop Opens at the King of Prussia Mall

Melt Shop Opens at the King of Prussia Mall

The first eateries that are part of the King of Prussia Mall’s expanded food area, Savor have now opened. Yesterday was the first day of Melt Shop, a New York-based comfort food spot that offers sandwiches, shakes, salads and sides. Highlights include classic grilled cheese to a truffle melt, burger melt and fried chicken. Shakes include Nutella, oreo and chocolate truffle. Tots can round out your decadent lunch or dinner.

The 1,300 square foot space is Melt Shop’s 7th location and first in Pennsylvania. The other six are located in New York City, Long Island and at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

King of Prussia gets a second Shake Shack »

Yippee! Sweetgreen’s 5th Philly-Area Location Opens This Month 

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Mall days are mentally exhausting thanks to the endless choices that need to be made throughout: Should I buy the clog/sandal shoes that could be cute or could make me look like someone’s great-great-great aunt? Or should I not? Should I use my credit card to buy said clog/sandal shoes? Or should I be a responsible human and cut my credit card up right then and there? Should I allow a stranger to massage my head with a weird tool they’re trying to sell me? Or should I run away as fast as humanly possibly?

And now there’s another decision to add to the list, at least if you’re going to King of Prussia Mall: To eat Shake Shack or Sweetgreen? I foresee this decision sucking up a lot of my brain power.

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Princeton Restaurant Opening New Location at King of Prussia Mall

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Everyday there seems to be fresh news of more stores and restaurants coming to the King of Prussia Mall expansion. The newest one is pretty exciting.

Princeton-based restaurant Mistral will be opening a new 3,700-square-feet restaurant at the entrance of the mall, between Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor. Headed up by executive chef Scott Anderson, the restaurant has a rotating seasonal menu focused on local ingredients.

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News From The ‘Burbs: New Restaurants Coming to King of Prussia

The Fat Ham coming to the King of Prussia Mall

The Fat Ham is coming to the King of Prussia Mall

King of Prussia‘s expansion is only two weeks away from their projected opening on Thursday, August 18th.  With over 50 new stores and restaurants to explore, this addition is truly huge. Obviously, here at Foobooz we are most excited about the new Savor King of Prussia area, which is where some old favorites and newcomers will be opening up restaurants in the expansion.

We’ve rounded up the new spots below. They are all expected to open on August 18th and be open regular mall hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday).

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Parents, Watch Out: An American Girl Store is Coming to the Philly Area

Images via American Girl

Images via American Girl

Joining recent KOP additions such as Diane von Furstenberg and David Yurman, a Philly-area American Girl store will open in September in the King of Prussia Mall. American Girl will host grand opening events (yes, two of them) on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th to celebrate the rope cutting of this new, King of Prussia pop-up location. Read more »

Here’s What You’ll See at KOP’s New High-End Stores

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Inside DVF at KOP. | Photo by Jacob Snavely for DVF.

We’ve reported extensively on the King of Prussia Mall expansion, bringing you a first look at the expansion connecting the former Court and Plaza, as well as announcing new stores we can expect in the expansion. Lo and behold, the day is quickly approaching where the new KOP masterplan will to the public—August 18th—and images are starting to trickle in of the fabulous new storefronts, not least among them David Yurman and DVF of Diane von Furstenberg. Situated in the luxury brand hub inside the new connector wing of the KOP mall, the two high-end retailers feature jewelry and clothing, respectively, for the luxe lady. Take a first look inside the two new spaces opening early: Read more »

Homes for Sale Coming to King of Prussia

So they're wood, stucco and brick rather than brown stone, but the Brownstones at the Village at Valley Forge will let homeowners stake a claim on the new, more walkable King of Prussia. | Rendering courtesy Toll Brothers

Even though they’re made of tan siding, brown brick and cream rather than brown stone, the Brownstones at the Village at Valley Forge will let homeowners in on the action in the new, more walkable King of Prussia. | Rendering courtesy Toll Brothers

It’s the dream of more than a few urbanites I know to live right next door to a Wegmans. Even better: owning their own place next door to one. Starting early next year, these people will be able to get their heart’s desire courtesy Toll Brothers City Living, which broke ground this month on the first buildings of a 132-unit condominium development.

All they’ll have to do is move to King of Prussia.

The Brownstones at the Village at Valley Forge, as Toll is calling it, is the first for-sale residential development in King of Prussia in many years and the only one that will be in the middle of what’s shaping up to be its first truly walkable mixed-use community. That’s right: living next door to a Wegmans here means you step out your door and walk over to the store, no driving involved.

And if you happen to be employed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new clinic in K of P, you’ll have it made in the shade, for it’s a very short walk in the opposite direction.

Plus, said Toll Brothers City Living Division President Brian Emmons, “all the cool shops are just a few minutes away.”

The Brownstones will be similar in plan to the 2400 South condominium Toll built in Graduate Hospital’s western reaches two years ago: each four-story building will contain two three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condominium units. The lower units will offer optional basements, while the upper ones introduce something new to King of Prussia: optional roof decks. All of the units will have outdoor living space in the form of rear balconies.

Work on the first six units, including the two sales models, is now under way; Emmons said Toll Brothers expects to complete these units by October, when the development will go on the market. Work on the next 18 units should begin by then and be complete by early 2017, with more units coming on line as the project progresses.

The Brownstones is one more piece in the larger plan spearheaded by the King of Prussia District to introduce more walkable urban environments into the mix of uses in the Philadelphia region’s largest edge city.

Sneak Peek: Inside the Massive King of Prussia Expansion Opening This Summer

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Image via Simon Malls.

This August, the King of Prussia Mall will no longer be divided between the Court and Plaza, thanks to the major expansion project that’s now wrapping up. “It will no longer be the Plaza and Court — it will be one King of Prussia property under one name,” says Simon Malls President David Contis. The new 155,000-square-foot connector will not only bridge the gap between the mall’s previous two encampments; it will also be home to 50 new shops and restaurants, a massive parking garage, and concierge services. We got a sneak peek inside the space that’s set to open August 18th — if it’s ready in time. Read more »

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