WEST CHESTER — A couple of Chester County based restaurateurs are looking to make a "Splash" in Delco.

Entrepreneurs John McKenzie and Nick Reynolds, who are poised to unveil Splash, a new swim club on the grounds of the old Marple Newtown Swim Club, are planning to make "waves" with a new restaurant at the site.

When Splash opens next weekend on 13 secluded acres off Sunset Boulevard in Broomall, Chefs Dan Merola and John Hearn, the chef/owners of Roots Café in West Chester, will team with McKenzie and Reynolds on The Wave,  an upscale 60-seat restaurant located under a 2,000 square-foot pavilion adjacent to the pools. 

Merola and Hearn’s menu will include a variety of scratch-made appetizers and entrées for lunch and dinner, along with summer-friendly desserts served both at The Wave as well as at an on-site food truck, which will operate on the property all summer long.

Splash is a newly restored summertime resort for families of all ages in Delaware County featuring three family-sized swimming pools, a fire pit, cabana seating, a newly renovated basketball court, a landscaped Wiffle Ball field and an air-conditioned game room featuring X-box and Nintendo consoles.

Chefs Merola and Hearn have already built a  successful brand with their Roots Café. As a chef/owner duo, the pair are known for creating innovative menu options The opportunity to create a menu for Splash is aligned with their goal of not only creating delicious food, but also stepping in as developers and operators of new restaurant initiatives.

"At The Wave, we want to focus on producing really satisfying menu options that look and taste like they’ve been prepared at an upscale restaurant," Heard said.  Among the items on the menu will be a variety of street tacos, a certified black angus burger, overstuffed sandwiches, a selection of artisan flatbread pizzas and a handful of summer salads.

"This is a swim club where there will be many families enjoying the comfortable confines of a poolside restaurant, so we want to offer options which will feed the entire family while not breaking the bank. We’re intent on making The Wave a high-quality, family-friendly restaurant that is accessible to Splash members as well as to the public."

Splash will make its debut at the former site of the Marple-Newtown swim club with a ceremonial “first splash" on May 25 at 10 a.m. The swim club and The Wave will be open from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. daily, with the pools closing at 8 p.m. nightly. Learn more about Splash by visiting https://www.SplashClub.com.

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