August New Business Roundup


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August New Business Roundup

by Betsy Natter

Several new businesses have opened their doors in the Delaware River Towns. See what’s new near you and support these varied establishments.

Salt House
 7 E. Ferry St. New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1160


The beautiful stone building perched among the highly trafficked center of New Hope’s bustling Main Street will again find a new identity. Dating back to 1751, 7 East Ferry Street in New Hope has been home to a salt shop, the toll house for the ferry between New Hope & Lambertville, the town library, and a variety of restaurants.
Raven owner Steve Lau purchased the building in 2016, and has been working towards opening a modern gastro pub featuring locally sourced food, specialty cocktails and craft beer.
The cozy stone building was reborn as the The Salt House gastro pub on August 17, 2017.
Great Barn Taproom
12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 847-2403

A new taproom for tasting and enjoying local farm to glass brews just open this month in New Hope. Located creekside, the outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying small batch-brewed beer that is grown and crafted at the Great Barn Brewery in Kintnersville, Bucks County. Tasting options include a Farmhouse Brown Ale, Finnish Sabati Juniper Ale and a Bourbon Aged Coffee Brown Ale. Purchase a flight our four for tasting and then enjoy a pint or purchase a growler to go. The taproom is open Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 4 pm and Friday through Sunday beginning at noon.
334 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938
(267) 743-0101 
Fast food that is fresh and healthy has arrived in New Hope. Freshii, a Canadian-based franchise has recently open a location in New Hope where it serves up fresh, healthy meals all day long. Customers can purchase salads, meal bowls, burritos and soups all made fresh and to order from healthy ingredients like kale, spinach, edamame, brown rice, quinoa, nuts and fruits and veggies and cheese. Start your day with a high protein breakfast item, Energii Bites or a smoothie or juice cleanse. The New Hope location is open Monday through Saturday and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
Sister Cities Tours
(908) 268-1720

Sister Cities Food & Shop Tours is a homegrown local tour agency that takes the guess work out of finding the best spots in town for visitors… because we do it for them. Our clients will enjoy the best New Hope and Lambertville has to offer with expertly curated and guided food, beverage and shopping tours from a predetermined list of participating establishments throughout what we affectionately call, the “Sister Cities”.
Design Pretty
9 N Main St
New Hope, PA 18938

New Hope is welcoming a new addition, Design Pretty, to its historic Main Street at 9 North Main Street. Design Pretty specializes in inventive design and gift ideas ranging from a new table runner to handmade cloth napkins to custom pillows, bedding and window treatments.

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
We decided to cancel Shad’Toberfest. This decision was not made lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now.
The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding.
There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.