NEWTOWN >> It’s already been a delicious year in Newtown with the arrival of Rocco’s at the Brick, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, Papillon Cafe and The Grey Stone.
Now comes word that two more eateries are in the works.
A new Indian restaurant at the Village of Newtown South is planning to open just a few doors down from the new Pharmacy at Newtown and the Newtown Farmers Market.
Pending conditional use approval from the township, Cross Culture will be opening at the former home of International Noodles, bringing with it the flavors and tastes of Northern India.
Anyone from Central Bucks County should be familiar with Cross Culture, which has locations at 62 West State Street in Doylestown, the Buckingham Green on Route 202, the new Ferry Market in New Hope and in Princeton.
According to its website, Cross Culture offers “a sophisticated fine dining experience with charming staff, discrete service and tantalizing food that few can match. That is the combination to ensure our guests come back for more.”
The menu at Cross Culture is focused on the Northern Indian style of cooking, highlighting specialties from the tandoor - a traditional clay oven - and a wide selection of various curries and kormas with varying degrees of spices.M
With its lighting, comfortable seating and enchanting Indian music, Cross Culture “sets the mood of genuine Indian culture with its décor and refined interior architecture,” says its website. “The Indian culture is on display inside the restaurant showcasing the uniqueness of Cross Culture – Fine Indian Cuisine.”
The first Cross Culture opened in 2006 in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. Since then it has grown to include locations in Doylestown, Buckingham and New Hope in Pennsylvania and in Princeton, New Jersey.
In addition to Cross Culture, a new breakfast/brunch and luncheonette will be opening at the Village at Newtown East near the new Harvest Seasonal Grill.
Turning Point will be located at 2841 South Eagle Road and will occupy 3,700 square-feet with 125 seats inside, and another 30 outdoors, weather permitting.
The eatery will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. seven days a week serving breakfast, brunch and lunch.
It’s part of a New Jersey-based chain with several sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Warrington, North Wales and Blue Bell.
Turning Point, which started in 1998 in Little Silver, N.J., prides itself on offering the highest quality and freshest daytime meals in the area. Every menu item is made from ‘scratch’ - soups, dressings, salsa, etc.
“We crack hundreds of eggs a day because we know it’s the best thing for our customers,” says its website. “Every item on our menu is cooked to order… to your requests. We will make it how you like - just give us a little time. Our philosophy is ‘fresh is always best.’”
The menu features a variety of iced teas and coffees, an espresso bar, hot chocolates, gourmet French Press coffee, shakes and smoothies, juices, soft drinks and loose leaf teas; a full breakfast menu including French Toast, pancakes and waffles, egg dishes and omelettes; and lunch items including sandwiches, soups, chili, salsas, salads, and wraps.
Coming Soon to Village West
Another new business, European Wax Center, will be opening at the Village at Newtown West between Nothing Bundt Cakes and Glasses Galore.
European Wax Center, a national chain specializing in body waxing with nearby locations at Langhorne Square on Business Route One and at the Shops at Valley Square in Warrington, was founded by siblings David and Josh Coba in 2004 and is headquartered in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
When it was founded by the Coba’s, the concept was simple: to bring the EWC unique waxing experience to women and men in a modern environment featuring crisp, clean lines, private waxing suites, the most professionally trained waxing experts and exceptional service.
And ladies and guys, take note. The first wax is always complimentary (brows, underarms, bikini line for women, nose, ears and brows for men).
European Wax Center is one of the fastest growing companies in the beauty services category. In just 10 years, EWC has grown from four centers to well over 700 nationwide.
The Cobas developed the ultimate wax experience used at its centers and featuring the all-natural “Comfort Wax” developed in Europe and the “4 Steps to Gorgeous” process -- Cleanse, Prepare, Wax, Rejuvenate. EWC also features a pampering and professional environment, full-privacy Wax Suites, and exceptional service exclusively for EWC guests.
State Street additions
For all those fashionista parents out there, a chic new baby and children’s clothing store is among the newest arrivals on Historic State Street.
Holy Chic Boutique - a Mommy and Me Children’s Boutique - has opened its doors at 128 South State Street across the street from the Whitehall. Their tag line is “Holy Chic Boutique - Where the (hot and hip) Mom shops, the cool kids look cooler and dad still has money leftover.”
Here’s what the owners are saying about the new store: “We are Moms and we seek our collections collectively with our kids. We are bringing back the appreciation for innovative, creative yet comfortable clothing similar to our own style. Our mission at Holy Chic Boutique is to provide our clientele with great quality, on-trend clothing, at affordable prices.”
Another new business in town is the Parlour Boutique Salon, which has opened at the former site of Salve Regina Catholic Books and Gifts Store, 4 East Washington Avenue, Newtown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.on Thursday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a. to 4 on Saturday. For information, call 215-968-6011.
The leaders of the Newtown Business Association will officially welcome both to town with ribbon cuttings on Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Parlour and at 10:10 a.m. at Holy Chic Boutique, 128 S. State Street.
“Coming Soon” signs have also appeared in the window at 29 South State Street, the site of the short-lived Eye Envy, announcing the future home of Salus WellCare Integrated Holistic Medicine.
Salus, with Bucks County locations at the Makefield Executive Quarters in Yardley and the Silver Lake Executive Quarters in Middletown, offers integrated holistic medicine and the hot new trend - IV Nutrient Therapy.
And yet another “coming soon” sign is on display at the Newtown Enterprise building on South State Street. It will be the newest location for Emmaus-based Triple Sun Spirits, a small batch distillery that crafts ultra premium spirits. According to its website, it uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create spirits and cocktails “that will bring warmth to your soul and a smile to your face.”
With these newest additions and even more on the way, Newtown continues to be a “must visit” destination for shopping, services and dining out in Bucks County.