Rochester tavern, Chick-fil-A drive-thru close

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The Swan Dive in Rochester has closed permanently; so has the Chick-fil-A drive-up kiosk at the Beaver Valley Mall.

Such was some of the dining news to reach Beaver County-ites this past weekend.

The Swan Dive lasted seven months at 161 Brighton Ave.

A Bloody Mary, Swan Dive style.
A Bloody Mary, Swan Dive style.

"We are saddened to announce that Swan Dive has permanently closed its doors," a June 18 post on the business' Facebook page said. "The biggest thank you to all our patrons and loyal regulars for all of your love and support."

The Swan Dive had replaced Gringos 20Twenty, a tacos and beer joint that closed in late October after a year of operation.

In a January interview with The Times, Swan Dive owner June Saulen explained the name of her new business: "You can't get past the dive bar, but I call it the Swan Dive because it has a little more higher-end cocktails and menu."

Swan Dive's menu featured burgers, tacos and waffle fries, including Lobster Tacos and Lobster Lover fries both listing for $18. The burgers and regular tacos started at $8.

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Center drive-thru ceases

After a two-and-a-half month experiment, Chick-fil-A at the Beaver Valley Mall decided to close its drive-up kiosk.

"Unfortunately, our drive-thru will be closing starting Monday, June 20," the fast-food restaurant's Facebook page said. "We are sorry for this inconvenience and thank you all for the endless support while exploring this option to better serve you. Our team members will still be able to serve you through our mobile app via curbside."

Launched in April, the service staffed an employee at a red kiosk in the mall parking lot, taking food orders on an iPad. After ordering, customers pulled their vehicle into a designated curbside stop where another employee would bring out their food.

The mall's food court Chick-fil-A continues.

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This article originally appeared on Beaver County Times: Rochester tavern, Chick-fil-A drive-thru close