After much back and forth, and months of delays by Borough Council, things got a little too close for comfort this week as leaders awaited the ok to close Gay Street as planned. They called in help to move the process through state bureaucracy, but in the end, it was not enough. The Gay Street Open-Air Market will return. It just won't be this week.
I don’t know if you have been keeping track but there are roughly 27 concerts planned for this summer. I’m kidding, but by my count, there are nine which is still a lot. To keep it all straight here is your month-by-month guide to easy listening.
You asked. I answered. I have the scoop on a new restaurant coming to downtown. They compare themselves to Terrain. I'm excited! Plus, get ready for the return of the Gay Street closure - there are some key changes you should be aware of, Police Cheif James Morehead warns crime is on the rise and it's going to be a hot one. Grab something cold and meet me at Porchfest.
Parking in the borough can be seen as a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of thing. This week we are staying positive as we watch that glass fill back up (and to be clear by glass, I mean the borough's coffers). Plus, two big park reveals, WCU goes home, high school students finally get to eat lunch - and what exactly is Porchfest? I love this time of year. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
When I met e-Beach Wagon founder and West Chester resident Mike Mogan he told me the idea for his company came to him after years of struggling to get all the family’s gear to the beach. “Why can’t we have some kind of motorized beach wagon?” he recalls saying to his wife after another day struggling in the sand at Cape May’s Higby Beach. If only it was that easy. Here’s the story of how Mike finally got the gear to the beach - in ease.
I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is long-time West Chester coffee roasters Turk’s Head Roasters are planning to open their first shop in the borough. I have the scoop on where. The bad news? Downtown West Chester just lost a whole category of cuisine. Plus, did you notice? Plastic bags are out in West Goshen, Marshall Square has a new playground and it’s Mother’s Day weekend. Have a happy one, moms! Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.