Pickney Hill Commons at the Melton Center opened this week to tears of joy but sadly, only a small percentage of applicants had their prayers answered. Plus, the BID shares its plans for keeping visitors coming downtown - and what we know about what’s planned for the old K-Mart building. It's official. Summer is here. Grab your seasonal drink of choice - and let’s catch up.
Chugga, chugga, choo choo. This week has West Chester finally found a way to return commuter rail service to the borough? The new solution, which is just 64 minutes to Center City and 4 percent of the implementation cost of the last version, shows real promise. Plus, the borough introduces a new responsible contractor ordinance, shocking news out of Levante, and a video that promises to make you smile. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Holy, disappointment, Batman! We finally got word on what is coming to the corner of Gay and High Streets. And well, it's not great. Plus, the borough introduces a proposal to create a plan to make the Gay Street Open Air Market an annual thing. A look at what's going to be included. Plus, how West Chester plans to use its American Rescue money and two new businesses open downtown. Looks like another gorgeous weekend. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Happy Friday everyone. After an unnerving week, we look at proposed changes to the District's school safety plan including the role of officers in the classroom. We say goodbye to some formative members of the West Chester community and there is a tax increase coming your way. Plus, Turks Head Music Fest, the Gay Street closure, a new restaurant feature and meet your 2022 District Champs! Every time I take a week off, I regret it when I return. Just to say get ready to settle in. This is a beefy one. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
And now for the post I originally planned for last week. Despite multiple options, it turns out we needed some political nudging - and one more day. So, let's try this again - Gay Street in downtown West Chester will close on Friday. Yay.
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.