Following a lengthy closure and what appears to be an extensive renovation, the Centre Bridge Inn, located next to the Centre Bridge, PA-Stockton, NJ bridge, is poised to reopen this fall. Maybe.
Last month, a press release was posted on Princeton Online, announcing the first shows at The RRazz Room Presents at the Inn at Centre Bridge. It describes The RRazz Room as “one of the most sophisticated live-music destinations on the east coast when it opens on September 24, 2021.”
The opening has since been pushed back. The first Inn at Centre Bridge show listed on The RRazz Room’s website – it also stages performances in Boca Raton, Florida – is the standup comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer. Originally scheduled for Sept. 25, Westenhoefer will now appear on November 27.
The other Inn at Centre Bridge shows listed on the site have also been rescheduled. It’s unclear if the delay is related to the renovation or the flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month. The inn does not have a website, and its Facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2017.
The intersection at the entrance to the bridge was particularly ravaged by the storm. At the time of this writing, two of the four roads that comprise the intersection remain closed. However, Dilly’s at Centre Bridge, which sits across from the inn, was open.
Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull are the owners of The RRazz Room Presents at the Inn at Centre Bridge, according to the press release. The two have been “concert promoters and club owners since 2001.”
They’re aiming for The RRazz Room to become “one of the most personal performance spaces Bucks County has to offer,” Kotonly said. “Patrons will be assured that our intimate venue will bring back the glamour and excellence of a 5-star cabaret room.”
Performers will range from the “Great American Songbook to a wide range of Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists; from Broadway’s newest stars to jazz legends and R&B greats, to some of the world’s most beloved comedians,” he added.
Prior to its closing, The Raven, in New Hope, was home to The RRazz Room, locally. Steve Lau, the former owner of The Raven, owns the Inn at Centre Bridge, as well as the Stockton Market and the Borscht Belt Delicatessen, both located across the river in Stockton, and The Salt House, in New Hope.
According to the press release, food and drink menus for the Inn at Centre Bridge will be unveiled “shortly.”
Also in the release, Lau described The RRazz Room as “a very welcome cornerstone to a wide variety of entertainment offerings at the inn.”