The much-anticipated Highland Restaurant and Bar in Glenside now has a preliminary website, changes are happening in the building’s interior and exterior, and a healthy staff has been steadily growing via two hiring fairs in August.
The Highland Restaurant and Bar, LLC’s application for a liquor license transfer was approved by Abington Township in late July, and according to co-owner Dan Katz, approval from the state is their last hurdle.
“We’ve done small but impactful cosmetic changes and have added a lot of new decor and comfortable chairs,” Katz said. “We redid all of the tables down to the bones. We hand painted tabletops to get rid of their stickiness and we redid the whole bar top. TVs and fire pits are outside on the patio for events. This week we’re putting together plates and recipes. The menus are done.”
“We just need Harrisburg and the PLCB to stamp,” he said.
As an additional draw, the Katzes—who also own West Ave Grille and Pizza Wheel in Jenkintown—will open up their food truck for special events.
“We’ll have different themes. Tacos and tequila, live music, that kind of thing,” Katz said. “On nicer days, we want to do a Sunday Eagles tailgate with a smoker or grill. We want to offer something new for the neighborhood.”
Check out an Instagram reel of the truck here.
“We’re starting to cook, and we’re hoping to be open within a few weeks,” he said. “We’ll announce our soft and grand openings from there. Everyone’s been very eager for us to open.”
The restaurant’s staff currently sits at about 175 and counting.
“We’re always looking for more,” Katz said. “Training for new employees started last week. We’re really happy about that.”
The Highland’s menu will be announced soon. Stay tuned.
For our previous coverage of the Highland, you can click here. To check out their website, you can click here.
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