Fifty years ago, it was 1973. You would have probably been reading this in the newspaper while wearing a pair of bell bottoms – and you may have started worrying about the loss of our natural habitats to development. Such was the case with WCU students Bradley Gottfried and Dave Fluri.
Starting with the beginning of summer and continuing through the fall, West Chester is on pace to welcome nearly a dozen new restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and bars. Not since before the pandemic has Downtown West Chester welcomed so many new establishments at one time.
Can I say a record number? I don’t know but a whole lot of new restaurants are coming to the Borough over the next few months. We take a look at them all. (Yum.) Plus, the Borough approves preliminary plans for a new 185-unit apartment complex, Bert's Ice Cream opens and West Chester University’s Gordon Nature Area celebrates 50 years. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Philadelphia’s horse-drawn carriages seem like a relic of a different era and they are. Just not the 1776 – let’s-build-us-a-new-country-era – that you might think. The horse and buggies you see on the streets today were reintroduced in 1976. A novelty of that summer’s bicentennial celebration and a tourist attraction Janet White, founder of Carriage House Freedom, says needs to end.
Last month, West Chester’s Planning Commission approved preliminary development plans for the consolidated W. Market Street lot that includes Mitch’s Gym. Since the original proposal the developer has simplified the exterior and added brick sidewalks. Here's how they responded to all raised concerns.
On Labor Day morning, Twin Valley Coffee opened at 120 N. Church Street on the ground floor of the Church Street Market House. This marks the third location for the coffee shop that has built a reputation with millennials and Gen Xers.