Restaurant Closes Less Than a Year After Opening

Pookie's opened last fall in the Village Center


Less than a year since its opening , Pookie’s restaurant in the Village Center on Bristol Road has closed.

Pookie’s opened in late November 2011 as a breakfast and lunch eatery and in recent months expanded its menu to include dinners.

Today, the door is locked and a real estate sign on a chair inside greets visitors.

Kent Boyer, who owns Pookie’s and the entire shopping center, could not be reached for comment at the center or at home. An employee of another business in the center said Pookie’s closed about a month ago.

Boyer, who grew up in Levittown, said last fall that he was running his first restaurant with son Nick, daughter Jennifer and their mom, Evelyn.

"It's really for the kids," the 56 year old said atthe time.

He had gutted a bagel shop in creating the restaurant.

Boyer also owns the laundromat in the center and acknowledged last fall that the restaurant business is tougher.

Vic Monaco November 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM
What "store?"
Kevin Brutschea December 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
The IHOP Vic, read James question above.
Alexander Gouch January 06, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Kevin Brutschea January 09, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Who the heck is "Hey Pondeli"? I've read every comment and for the life of me can't figure out who you're talking to.
Jesseka Kadylak January 09, 2013 at 08:37 PM
@Kevin Brutschea—Pondeli is a resident and business owner, who must have commented previously and then perhaps deleted his comments. I'm not sure, as I've just taken over the site a week ago... but I assume that is what happened here. So the comments seem a bit out of context.


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