Another Rita's Could Come to Havertown

The township zoning board is continuing a hearing that could bring the restaurant to town.

A Rita's could be coming to Havertown

Ronald and Denise Calvy and Thomas and Ann Esposito, the lessees of 500 West Chester Pike, appeared before the township's zoning board in October to seek a special exception that would allow them to bring in a fast food / take out restaurant, specifically a Rita's Water Ice, to the location.

In addition to the special exception, the group sought variances to allow for off-street parking.

The zoning board voted to continue the hearing at its subsequent meetings.

LISA FALCONE November 14, 2012 at 01:14 PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Say it ain;t so!!!!!!!!!
FRANKW November 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM
They have a filet roast with sauteed mushroom gelati that is to die for!
Theresa Pyne November 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
A Rita's is already in Havertown, on Eagle Rd. What would a new West Chester Pike Rita's do to the older Eagle Road Rita's business? Same owners or different ones?
Brendan Kelly November 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Yeah, I dont get this article. Are they saying this Rita's will be a restaurant too?
Linda Chaga November 14, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I really don't think we need another Rita's. I am so happy to see places opening like the Edgewood Cafe, The Kettle, Crossbar, etc. We need a restaurant that has both family but later in the evening food and drink for the adults of Havertown.
Joe Freeman November 14, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Agreed. We have Pops, Rita's, Kuaffmeyers, the new frozen yogurt place on Darby. The last thing we need is more of the same.
Mike pellecchia November 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
hcon November 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Well people it is better than nothing at all. All positive family business is welcome! Best of luck!
Itstom419 December 03, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Why would anyone object to making something from nothing. This location has been vacant for years! I wish the new owners best wishes. I will be in line the first day you open.


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