In the restaurant business as well as in the caretaking of public greenspace, sustainability is everything.
For its joint venture with restaurateur Kevin Meeker, the Camden County Board of Freeholders is hoping to create an amenity that will attract guests to Cooper River Park for years to come.
“We’re looking at longevity,” said Meeker. “We’re not looking for a quick hit and out. All my restaurants have been open for a minimum of 18 years; Plough and the Stars is 18 years, Philly Fish was 30 years, Los Amigos, 45 years.”
Cooper House, the 11th restaurant of Meeker’s career, opens its doors May 12 with a grand opening planned for June 5. Announced in September 2014 with an anticipated six-to-eight-month timetable, the project stalled amid other multimillion-dollar improvements to the park and its surrounding area, including a dredging project, road resurfacing, and bridge repairs on Route 130.
Story Posted: NJ PEN, April 29, 2016, Matt Skoufalos