The owners of Stella Blu in West Conshohocken, Kim Strengari, Marianne Gere and Michael Golden, have announced that the restaurant will serve dinner for the final time on Saturday, January 27th. The building that is home to Stella Blu has been sold and the new buyer plans on opening a new restaurant in that location (see details at bottom of article).
Before that happens, Strengari, Gere and Golden are inviting guests to come back for one last meal to revisit the many sentimental memories that were created there.
“Stella Blu will always have a special place in our hearts,” explains Strengari. “We’ve experienced so much love and joy there over the years. We want our guests, our friends and our families who have special memories to come back one last time and share their stories with us.”
While Stella Blu is closing, it isn’t exactly going away. Conshy Girls Restaurant Group, which is comprised of the owners listed above, will be launching Stella Blu as a virtual restaurant in 2018. Guests will be able to order many of their favorite Stella Blu dishes and have them delivered right to their doorstep.
“So many of our regular customers would come in two or three times a week and order the same dish over and over,” says partner Michael Golden. “It brought them comfort and a feeling of home. We want to be able to continue to offer these dishes, and look forward to launching a virtual reincarnation of Stella Blu. We will share more on that in the coming months.”
The virtual restaurant concept was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal:
Gere, Golden and Strengari are also looking to reopen Stella Blu in new location in the future, if the right location becomes available.
“Stella Blu has created so many friendships, relationships, marriages and even babies,” reminisces owner Marianne Gere. “Kim, Mike and I would like to thank all of our guests and employees who have made Stella their second home over the years.”
What will replace Stella Blu? Michael Klein from Philly.com reported today the following:
Imbibe Food and Drink (101 W. Ford St., West Conshohocken): Sean Weinberg of Alba and Biga is behind this small-plater with a cocktail bar in the space now occupied by Stella Blu, which closes Jan. 27 (projected for March).
Stay tuned for more details.
Acknowledgement – Michael Golden is a partner in Burb Media, the parent company of MoreThanTheCurve.com.