From an exclusive sports car dealership to your next lunch date, new openings are in abundance on the Main Line.
Squid ink chitarra topped with lobster, calamari and a dusting of garlic bread crumbs.
When celebrated restaurateurs Fia Berisha and James Beard Foundation Award finalist and Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi opened The Landing Kitchen last spring at the beautifully reimagined Ironworks PA, the buzz from Bala Cynwyd was heard loud and clear all the way downtown. But even that buzz can’t outshine that which its sister restaurant, Lark (larkpa.com), is now creating nearby. “There’s so much beauty surrounding us at the Ironworks, we wanted to create a dining experience that captured all of that while upholding our high-integrity sourcing, balanced with our desire to be an approachable neighborhood restaurant,” says Elmi. Boasting a lusciously gorgeous and expansive dining room and a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Schuylkill, the only thing that’s more impressive than the ambiance is the food itself. Serving coastal Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on handmade pastas, sustainable seafood and mid-Atlantic, heritage meats, the menu is nothing less than Top Chef-winning caliber.
What evolved from an ice cube tray patent in the early 1940s has now blossomed into Gerhard’s Appliances (gerhardsappliance.com), the largest family-owned and -operated independent appliance dealer in the tri-state area—especially now, thanks to a sixth location that just opened in Spring House. “The spacious and expertly crafted showroom boasts over a dozen brand-centric vignettes that display high-end modern appliances the way they are meant to be seen—giving customers a more tangible appreciation of how they will look in their own homes,” says Bud Gerhard, president of Gerhard’s Appliances. Check out the new storefront for a variety of well-known kitchen names like KitchenAid, Miele and Wolf, along with other home appliances (think TVs, laundry and more).
The new dealership is set to open in January.
After the Lamborghini Countach sold out days after debuting at Monterey Car Week in August, all eyes were on the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer. And now, enthusiasts can keep a closer eye on new releases and must-drive models thanks to Robert DiStanislao’s brand-new Lamborghini dealership in Devon (lamborghiniphiladelphia.com). With a goal to open in January, this location will be Pennsylvania’s only factory-authorized Lamborghini dealership and the only exclusive Lamborghini store in the Delaware Valley. “Our customers will find an unparalleled level of service,” DiStanislao says of the dealership. Features of the new location include a brand-new, state-of-the art showroom, service center and an Ad Personam configuration lounge where customers can customize their very own ride.
Photography by: Neal Santos; Courtesy of Lamborghini of Devon