Reunion Hall: 56 Taps, Three Food Concepts, Five Years in the Making

A little less than five years ago, Dave Welsh stood outside the Napa Auto Parts store in his native Haddon Township, dreaming.

Welsh — who owns Running Co of Haddonfield, Moorestown, and Mullica Hill, as well as The Mile bar and restaurant in Runnemede — had just closed on the property at 206 Haddon Avenue, where he planned to construct a modern beer garden he named Reunion Hall.


He ran through years of red tape, and now his South Jersey food hall has reached the finish line

Entrepreneur Dave Welsh knows that runners enjoy stopping for food and drinks. Now he’s opening Reunion Hall, a restaurant and bar with a food-hall feel.


Why Reunion Hall might feel familiar when it opens in Haddon Township

Dave Welsh grew up literally across the street from his new restaurant/bar concept, which will open soon along Haddon Avenue.

The Haddon Township High School graduate will soon debut his Reunion Hall, with its dedicated kitchen for three unique restaurants: Chicken Joint, Local Standards and Poppy Taco.


Clearing hurdles in life and business: An interview with RunningCo. leader Dave Welsh

Dave Welsh is a runner, hurdler, restaurant owner and the guy behind RunningCo.

Ian Campbell is the founder of the sports app, eseo. Ian recently interviewed Dave about life, business and running. Here’s what they shared.


Communities are realizing the benefits that come with hosting race events

The benefits of running in races is well-known for the runners involved — but the impact goes well beyond just the participant, reaching into the community they descend upon on race day as well as the days leading up to the event.


Retail and restaurants: It takes a village with Dave Welsh

Before, what is considered the second running boom started in the early 2000’s, “running” was considered taboo but as the the 21st century progressed it’s popularity sky rocketed. Completing the marathon became a bucket list item for many and new runners were hitting the roads by the millions.


A new beer garden with vegan food is coming to N.J.

Dave Welsh likes to buy rounds for everyone at a local bar after a competitive distance run.

“I would spend $4,000 or $5,000 sometimes after races I sponsored,” said Welsh, 42, the owner of four athletic shoe stores and, if plans go well, two bars.


Planning board OKs Reunion Hall, proposed Haddon Avenue beer garden

Dave Welsh cleared plenty of hurdles running track at Haddon Township High School in the early 1990s.

On Monday night, he cleared one more — and it came after a marathon.