Three new businesses set to open on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

 Holiday shopping in Chestnut Hill. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Holiday shopping in Chestnut Hill. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Chestnut Hill residents and visitors will have a set of three new destinations along Germantown Avenue this holiday season.El Poquito, a restaurant based off the cantinas of Mexico, will open up at 8201 Germantown Ave. Created by Connecticut-based real estate and hospitality company, Imian Partners, the restaurant is named after a Mexican story of a motorcycle that raced the coastal regions of Mexico into California in the 1970s, while the name itself means “the little one”.

The new space will be led by Imian’s managing partner, George Atterbury. Atterbury has previously worked at The Four Seasons, Union Square Hospitality Group and the Garces Group.

El Poquito will serve up Mexican cuisine and drinks with a twist.

PA General Store

PA General Store will open for good at 8607 Germantown Ave after a stint as a pop-up last year. The store will sell Philadelphia foods, gift baskets, chocolates and candies, as well as Pennsylvania Dutch crafts and home furnishings, according to a press release from the Chestnut Hill Business Association. 

Chestnut Hill Jewelers

Chestnut Hill Jewelers plans to open at 8130 Germantown Ave with former Randolph’s Jewelers employee, Leslie Hadoo, at the helm. The jewelers will sell fine jewelry, bridal sets and work from local artisans.

Pop-up shops

Returning as part of “Holidays on the Hill,” a series of pop-up shops opened on Nov. 7. Three groups — the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Hillsley Hood and From Bali to Bala — will participate at 8514 Germantown Ave.

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