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Timber Closes?

Timber Wood Fired Grill suffers the same fate as The Inn Flight ... but with a much shorter run.


, in the corner of Old York and Woodland roads, appears to have closed permanently — at least that's what the makeshift printer-paper signs on the doors say.

Timber, which opened only in July 2010, replaced the aging Inn Flight Restaurant.

 Another said that Timber's cuisine and philosophy were completely different than the restaurant it replaced.

From the March 15, 2011 article: 

Delivering a full, diverse menu with consistent quality hasn’t been a challenge at all for Timber Wood, [Manager and business partner Michael] Dombkoski said. Instead, it’s been letting Abington residents and visitors know that the new restaurant has opened and is completely different from its old digs.

“People have been aware of (the) location for so long; there’s a lot of people who don’t know we’ve renovated it, and they haven’t been here yet,” Dombkoski said.

The owner could not immediately be reached.  

According to a short Philly.com article, the restaurant's manager, Michael Dombkoski, left Timber in autumn for Paramour in Wayne. 

The article also says that the restaurant’s liquor license is inactive and that the restaurant paid a $1,250 fine in March for selling booze with an expired license.


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STEVEN OLK May 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM
i checked out the menu early on and it seemed overpriced for the offerings.
Mischa Arnosky (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM
That seems to be the consensus. I thought the concept was pretty fresh, though.
Leonard Dykstra May 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM
That would be a fine spot for a Ground Round.
Coz Baldwin May 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Oh no! They served some of the best food I've ever eaten! It was pricey, but the quality of the food was worth it. This is terribly disappointing news.
Bill Sword May 16, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Timber had an amazing Hamburger. But at $12 for it and what I recall to be a $1+ charge to add cheese it simply didn't compete against the decent and cheaper burgers offered a location like The Cheesecake Factory.
Keith May 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM
They had to pay or those fancy, twiggy door handles, somehow!
Victor B. Krievins May 16, 2012 at 03:26 PM
It was in the tradition of the Moshalu (same owners). Same quality but a bit pricey for Abington for daily dining. Sorry to see them close.
Linda R May 30, 2012 at 02:12 AM
It was a bit pricey for unsophisticated Abington folk. $5 extra for a side salad? Make folks happy and throw it in as part of the meal. KB gave them a run for their money. Maybe, Timber should have taken some pointers from sucessful KB and The Drake in Jenkintown, owned by the same family. The food was yummy, but the marketing was very, very poor. Who knew there were lunch or happy hour specials, brunch, etc. Nothing outside would ever give a clue or entice you to come inside. It's a great location and could have been a friendly lunch meeting place or a quiet night spot. Sorry to see it go, and hope something successful can fill it's place.
Brian D. Bigelow May 30, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Maybe Madeleine Dean will buy it and open up a new restaurant. She can call it the " Over Ambitious Greedy Polititian Eatery". She already crapped all over her Ward 7 constituents by running for State rep. Now she can crap all over the 153rd legislative district and try to run a restaurant too.
Debbie DeKalb May 30, 2012 at 02:55 PM
My group used to go to the InnFlight over about half a dozen evenings every November. They welcomed us, served food & drinks and our party of 30+ people enjoyed ourselves & looked forward to returning the following year. When we contacted Timbers, they weren't interested in keeping their kitchen open, even when we told them that our group had increased to about 60 people. If they don't want our business, then they can go ahead & close. Get someone in there who will serve customers. And I don't care what that previous post says about Abington's "sophistication", you don't serve customers, you don't HAVE customers! Good riddance.
Debbie KG May 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Seriously Bigelow?
Patrick Mcginley June 30, 2012 at 01:20 PM
The Hop; Angel Brauhaus serves food til 1am Friday and Saturday, 12 the rest of the week except Sunday 11pm. Give us a call 215-437-1939 ask for Patrick leave a message with your phone number. www.hopangel.com


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