Delaware-based suburban brewpup chain Iron Hill plans its ninth location and its first inside Philadelphia city limits at 8400 Germantown Ave., former Express store site, in Chestnut Hill, next Wednesday Jan. 4. Owners Kevin Finn, Kevin Davies and Mark Edelson plan to open the restaurant at 4 pm in time for the dinner rush. It's the chain's ninth location, with five others in PA, two in DE, one in NJ.
Iron Hill takes its name from the landmark Appalachian outcrop (complete with state park and Revolutionary War-era mine) that greets northbound drivers on I-95 as the blow through the state line tollbooths at the Maryland border, not far from Iron Hill's original home in University of Delaware student-ridden Newark, Del.