News & Gossip – Week of 8/24/09

JR Rogge, a member of the Conshohocken Steelers, died suddenly last week.  The Steelers managed to fight through their grief and defeat the South Philly Spartans 28-0.  Next home game is this Saturday at 6 pm against the Warminster Colts.

The owners of Spamps opened Spampinato’s this past week in the location that was formally Viggianno’s.  It is an Italian restaurant and the outdoor seating area attached has been rebranded The Grotto.  Bar service is shared between both spots and The Grotto.

Weather permitting, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery County Health Department will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 26, in portions of Conshohocken and Plymouth and Whitemarsh townships to control adult mosquito populations. The rain date will be Thursday, Aug. 27.

Many of the restaurants in Conshohocken are signing up to utilize a new Internet-based service that allows you to order online from Conshohocken restaurants.  It is launching September 1.  You will be able to link to this service through  Full details on the launch date.

A new Italian/Pizza restaurant is opening on Ridge Avenue.  Not sure when its opening, but here is the website.

I have gotten a few emails asking me if I know anything about 8 East, which is going to be in Toad’s former location on 1st Avenue.  One thing I have found out is that it is not being opened by the guy who managed Toad’s.  More details coming later.

Conshohocken-based Saxbys Coffee opened a new store in Center City.  This comes within weeks of filing for bankruptcy.

Conshohocken’s Immune Control was one of the companies invested in by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Ironwood Property Group, a Conshohocken-based developer, opened the Exeter Commons in June.

A Conshohocken-based medical device company, Rex Medical, have licensed a new product.