The iconic Barnaby’s on MacDade Boulevard in Ridley has closed its doors for good after 16 years, writes Barbara Ormsby for the Delaware County News Network.
However, the location that once housed MacDade House and the Carnival Room will be taken over by a new owner. It will reopen as The Nash Bar & Grill after a short break for renovation.
Meanwhile, the Heritage Ballrooms will still operate as a venue for weddings and banquets.
“It was a pleasure to be in the township and meet such nice people,” said Barnaby’s co-owner Ralph Lamarra.
In addition to Lamarra, Barnaby’s was co-owned by Bill Dailey and Mike Gallon. The trio did not share why they were moving on. However, Lamarra said the business partners will still operate Barnaby’s locations in Aston, Haverford, and West Chester.
“What we would like to have are facilities that are a little bit smaller,” he said.
The owners of the incoming establishment are Robert and Toni Marchiani, who also operate Joseph’s Catering in Morton. Robert Marchiani is executive chef and event director, while Toni Marchiani is catering coordinator.
The exact date for the opening of the new establishment is still unknown.
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