When Malena’s opened in 2003 there was no Etsy or Instagram. TikTok wasn’t even a glint in its founder's eye - now it’s dominating sales. “When I started out, I would have to go to the post office and print labels,” says Malena. West Chester's vintage maven reflects on 20 years in business.
For the last several summers, Jarrett Muzi drove his boys to Malvern every week so they could take part in the Great Valley Basketball League and maybe capture a little of that summer basketball magic. Now he wants to bring it here.
This week lawyers, developers, engineers, and architects from well-connected firms, stood before West Chester’s Planning Commission with seemingly two goals – one, to introduce their new mixed-use project planned for 410 S. High and calm the fears of the residents.
For six months I have been profiling local entrepreneurs, chefs, brewers, authors - all a scary leap to be sure, but none with the upfront costs of say, opening a seafood store. When I first caught wind of the new West Chester fish market, I thought it must be a chain but no, it’s the brainchild of a local family with fishing roots.
130 N. Church St is celebrating 100 years of barbers and its first woman owner. “3 hours later, I owned a barbershop.”Amy Rose Trout, owner, Charlie and Co. Barbershop This year, actually two weeks from now, will mark the 100-year anniversary of a “Charlie’s” Barber Shop on N. Church Street. “I had no idea,” said … Continue reading 130 N. Church St. Celebrates 100 Years of Haircuts
West Chester native Amy Schneider knew from an early age she wanted to be a tv newscaster. What she didn't know was that was all she would have time to do. “It’s a really great job for a certain chapter in your life,” she said. A change was imminent but where do you go after you reach your dreams?