I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, so I’ll just consider this a heads up for those of you who might be hankering for a small greasy hamburger or cheeseburger in the Collingswood NJ area – Roney’s Restaurant – a landmark on Route 130 is now officially closed. Originally opened as a White Tower over 50 years ago, the plan is to demolish it to make way for road widening. Anyone want to save those Hamburger letters for me?!
I had heard a while ago that Roneys would close because of this project – but as you can see from the cheery colors – it doesn’t look closed ’til you get real close. Get even closer and you’ll see the note left on the door:
We have relocated to our other restaurant The Dugout 5105 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, Cooper River Plaza.
Hours Mon-Fri 6am – until, Sat-Sun 6am- until. Need more Info call 856-651-7141.”
We had grabbed a quick burger there years ago, but never stopped by again, assuming- as we all do – that because it had been around for so long it would in turn be around forever. Here’s a link to Hawk Krall’s (of Drawing For Food) post from last May about his visit to Roney’s so you can get a feel for what it was like before it closed down.
So make sure to visit your local local, before it too becomes a bump in the road!
Don’t worry, we’ll be back to our upbeat programming momentarily – with all sorts of info about swing dancing, vintage fabrics, beautiful neon, and yet another adventure we’re going on in March!