Fresh and Building for the Future
Guppy’s Good Times
Robin Gupta bought a corner bar in 2005 just ahead of a wave of condo and apartment development along Conshohocken’s riverfront. One of those developments, the Grande at Riverview, brought over 600 new residents just across the street from Guppy’s between 2006 and 2011. “Conshohocken is growing and it is important to keep your business ahead of the next wave of growth that will be living and working in the Borough,” says Gupta.
The corner bar only used about 60 percent of the usable space within the building and Gupta is preparing for the next wave of development. “There is the strong possibility that we will have large office buildings going up just a couple blocks on either side of us,” says Gupta. “This means we could see a more corporate crowd at lunch and expand our happy business.”
On the menu, Gupta is focused on keeping it fresh and local. “We have always had a philosophy of using as many local ingredients as possible and free-range meats and poultry,” he says. “This philosophy really took off when I brought on accomplished chef Jose Vargas, who was able to make my philosophy a reality.”
Must-tries: The Philabundance Burger, which changes every month, and $2 from every burger goes to the charity.