25 years ago, owner Avram Hornik proposed a coffee shop in this spot, and it didn’t work out.
Today, though, Hornik and FCM Hospitality are bringing a different kind of dining experience to Montgomery County with Lola’s Garden.
The pandemic has us all craving outdoor space—and excellent food— after being stuck inside for so long.
Lola’s (Lola’s Garden, whose name takes inspiration from the Kinks song Lola) indoor-outdoor dynamic with excellent food and a relaxed-garden vibe will speak to the hearts and stomachs of just about everyone.
Walking in, you’ll see the lush greenery and surrounding flowers, adorned by repurposed natural elements and found objects, with comfy community living room-style seating indoor and out, which will accommodate diners throughout all the seasons.
Lola’s is excited to showcase the culinary skills of acclaimed Chef Andrew Wood. The seasonal menus, changing with the seasons to accommodate fresh, local and seasonal flavors, will feature salads, small bites, entrees, sandwiches and desserts.
Look for plentiful vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and kids’ options: big flavors with small bites.
Get a decent pour with local Pennsylvania beers and tap, as well as a wine service with bottles and tables showing PA’s wine. And don’t miss the cocktails (and mocktails)— as fresh flavors abound in this handcrafted cocktail menu.
At the bar, look for a celebration of all things Pennsylvania with 15 all local and state beers on tap, and an entire wine program with taps and bottles showcasing the states best selections. The cocktail program will feature more than a dozen draft and hand-crafted cocktails – including new cocktail flights.
“We are excited to be part of the renewed energy and exciting changes in Suburban Square and in Ardmore,” said Hornik. “Back in the early 90s, I owned several coffee houses and wanted to bring an outdoor coffee kiosk to the very same spot at what will now become Lola’s Garden.”
“Now, 25 years later, my relationship with Ardmore and Suburban Square comes full circle,” he notes. ”Kimco Realty is transforming what was one of America’s earliest planned suburban shopping centers.”
“These places are now community gathering spots with a much larger purpose of promoting and fostering socialization and interaction. We want to be part of that energy and the new direction for Suburban Square as it evolves into an urban pedestrian-friendly town center and community hub. This is FCM Hospitality’s opportunity to spotlight and celebrate all things local and from our state—from food and beer, to wine and cocktails. We are excited to join the Ardmore and Main Line community,” Hornik explains.
Lola’s Garden will feature 4,300 square feet of space with 1,800 square feet inside for dining, lounge and bar, and 2,500 square feet outside for the giant four-season outdoor trellis.
The socially distanced seat count is 240+ people, with tables presented six feet apart for the health and safety of patrons and staff.
Lola’s Garden opens today, April 15, at 5pm, with a grand opening ribbon-cutting planned for Friday, April 16th at 11:00am.