Monday, October 28, 2013

Haute Cuisine comes to Main Street Moorestown

William G. Burris, shown with architectural model and
exterior elevation, announces plans for Gusteau.
Moorestown, NJ – Downtown Moorestown will soon welcome its first French restaurant.

Aiming for a late Spring 2014 opening is Gusteau, a French bistro and bakery to be located on the former site of Friendly’s on Main Street. Gusteau is the vision of William G. Burris, Chairman and CEO of Burris Construction Company, a design-build group headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. The restaurant’s ambiance and skillfully prepared French fare are designed to attract more people to the center of town by enhancing dining options within the community. “Moorestown is excited to welcome Gusteau to the great list of dining experiences available on Main Street,” states Moorestown Mayor Stacey Farias Jordan.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant’s 120 in-house seating plan includes the bistro’s relaxed main room and offers traditional bistro fare. The 24-seat Crystal Room accommodates patrons wishing a classic French cuisine experience. Seating options also include a private outdoor garden setting and sidewalk café. In addition, Gusteau’s bakery will offer classic French confections.

Burris is working in association with the prestigious Maîtres Cuisiniers de France for Gusteau’s Executive Chef…Master Chef Olivier Desaintmartin, a Food Network “Chopped Champion” formerly of New York’s Le Bernardin and who has two acclaimed Philadelphia Bistros, Caribou Café and Zinc Bar, is corroborating with Burris on all of the exciting details. The Association is dedicated to the preservation of French culinary arts and assists the professional development of chefs in the training of French cuisine.

Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week the Bistro offers the home-town convenience of early breakfast meetings for business leaders who reside in town as well as that special place for those wishing late evening camaraderie over a treat of Fondue or crème caramel.

No stranger to this business, Burris is also the owner/developer of the Black Whale Bar & Fish
House in Beach Haven, NJ, now in its 9th year as one of the most successful restaurants on Long Beach Island.

Location:                                 232 W. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
Projected Opening:                 Late Spring 2014
Square Feet:                            3,800

Monday, October 21, 2013

Burris Construction Corporate Gift Helps Moorestown Students in Need

Moorestown, NJ – When William G. Burris, CEO of Burris Construction Company, first learned of MooreKids, a Moorestown, NJ organization that addresses the needs of its low-income student population, he did not hesitate to donate $5,000. The donation is the largest corporate gift received by the nonprofit, now in its second year of operation. 
MooreKids is an affiliated organization of the Moorestown Township Public Schools. Comprised solely of volunteers, MooreKids works closely with MTPS staff to develop and implement programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each school and its students of families facing financial hardship. To date MooreKids has provided scholarships, assisted students to attend their proms as well as participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Among other initiatives are its Summer Food Collection and Breakfast Program. 
Burris Construction Company is a design-build group headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. An industry leader since 1973, Burris maintains an outstanding history of construction and development in the tri-state area.