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.
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.
On August 22, the Chester County Health Department shut down the Split Rail Tavern. The shocking report included 31 violations and a revelation of a cockroach infestation. I spoke with SRT about what happened and, more importantly, what they were doing to clean up. Plus, all Health Inspection reports for August.
This week the West Chester Health Department forced the closure of the Split Rail Tavern. A cease and desist order was issued after 32 health violations were found during a routine inspection.
While most West Chester restaurants appear to be scrubbed and polished this month, there is at least one cautionary tale to tell.
Get those creative juices flowing - conversations about how to improve the Gay Street Open Air Market should soon start up again thanks to a significant funding infusion from the county.