A Philly favorite and a modern take on a date night classic received the “go-ahead” to set up shop in the City limits. Two new Ventnor date night options are coming to town in 2019. With two of the last three liquor licenses officially given to Santucci’s Square Pizza and a trio of business developers, their businesses just took a giant step forward into becoming a reality next year.
New Ventnor Date Night Options for 2019
Santucci’s Square Pizza
A Philadelphia favorite for almost 60 years now, Santucci’s Square Pizza purchased the former Arrow Hardware building on Ventnor Ave earlier this year. They hope to burst onto the New Jersey pizza scene with as much fervor as their other three Philly locations garner. In addition to their Original Square Pizza signature pies, they offer strombolis, flatbreads, pasta, wings, sandwiches, burgers, paninis and so much more. I’m licking my lips just thinking of the endless possibilities!
Ventnor Square Movie Theater
The second new Ventnor date night option coming to town in 2019 is the Ventnor Square Movie Theater. Ventnor Commissioners granted the second liquor license to Clint Bunting, Brett DeNafo, and Scot Kaufman. The trio purchased the former Ventnor Twin Movie Theater on Ventnor Ave earlier this year. The Planning Board approved their site plans last week. They want to create an entire date night experience in one location. The new Ventnor Square Movie Theater plans on adding burgers and alcohol to their patrons’ movie-going experience (alcohol to the 21 and over set, burgers for all ages).
Instead of knocking down the old building, the partners wanted to maintain the building’s original 1920s exterior. However, this proved tougher than they imagined. They spent an additional $185,000 to strengthen the building’s facade as it began to pull away from the rest of the building during the initial renovation stages. All is well now, though. They plan on adding parking spaces. The Board of Commissioners is discussing the possibility of a trolley service to remote parking to handle any overflow.