The King of Prussia mall is continuing its attempts to offer not-so-pedestrian mall food options: the Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Australian-coffee-done-Stateside chain Bluestone Lane will be setting up shop in the gigantesque worship house of capitalism.
Bluestone has been steadily expanding beyond its numerous New York City locations, after its Rittenhouse Square cafe became the chain’s first outlet outside the city (there’s now Bluestone’s smaller city hall operation, too). But this is the first time they’re setting up shop in a mall — Bluestone CEO Nicholas Stone seems to get around the “are they selling out?” question by putting emphasis on KOP’s focus on bringing in reputable eateries such as Shake Shack. “Given King of Prussia’s recent redevelopment, which included expanding its incredible food amenities, it felt like the right spot for our first mall location,” he tells reporter Kenneth Hilario.
On top of Bluestone, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports that New York sustainable seafood restaurant Luke’s Lobster would also be moving in, but some wires appear to have been crossed along the way: that information came from the mall, but Luke’s say there is to be none of their seafood touching down at KOP.
In any case, there’s one more for-sure addition at King of Prussia — hit New Jersey taqueria The Taco Truck moved in last week. It’s their first Philly-area location, and has the same “Abuela-approved” street fare as the Jersey locations — carnitas, barbacoa, and Americanized variations like the kale con papas taco. The Taco Truck is in brick-and-mortar form (not a truck) in the mall’s Savor food court: pictures below.
- N.Y. cafe & lobster restaurant chain to join KoP Mall eateries [Philadelphia Business Journal]
- Bluestone Lane Set To Open In Philadelphia [EPHL]
- The Taco Truck [Official]