West Chester's OutFest was canceled due to an abundance of hate. Why the Borough backed down and what's next for this commUNITY? Plus, it's budget season. Should you plan for another tax increase? It is undecided. It is fall and we are Oktoberfesting this weekend. After this week I think we need it. But first - let's catch up.
The West Chester Borough goes to court to defend its right to impose a fee and collect some money from West Chester University. Sounds good to me - but will the state judges be persuaded? Plus, rumored development could be the answers to our retail dreams, the inside scoop on this weekend's Restaurant Fest and pumpkin cheesecake is back. Who's ready? Grab something sweet and let's catch up.
This week a look at homelessness in the borough. Is it getting worse? Some say, yes. Plus, the West Chester Co-op gets ready to close its Market Street doors. What's next for the push to get the Borough a grocery store? And West Chester's first ever doggie ice-cream parlor opens this weekend. Oh, that's only half of it - grab something sparkling, a cider perhaps? And let's catch up.
First came Woodchuck. Then came Angry Orchard. Together they and other mass-market brands exposed millions to hard cider but a West Chester craft cidery wants you to forget the "sugar bombs" and give hard cider another try. “We are on a mission to reintroduce ciders to the consumer,” said Chester County Cider co-founder Josh Lasensky.
This week we say goodbye to a popular West Chester hang-out, check on the fate of a promising new cafe and say hello to two Italian restaurants - one "modern," one "Delco." Plus, the school district's first-ever Equity Director resigns after 18 months on the job, and as summer wraps, a new music festival seeks to send it out with a bang and a nearly all-West Chester lineup. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
The plan to close Gay Street permanently moves forward but what happened to a listening session designed to gather resident input? The business community got their meeting. I asked but no one seems to have an answer. Plus, the borough's redistricting problem, action at the Gay Street Post Office (yay!) and Outfest is coming to the Borough in October. Yep, I said October. But we're not there yet. Who's ready? Let's catch up.