Against the Odds: West Chester Adds 4 Restaurants

In February, I announced seven new restaurants were coming to town. Most of which were planning to open in March, then the pandemic hit. It’s been a brutal time for established businesses, so how could a new restaurant survive? With the closing of Gay Street, I followed up to see who’s open, who’s not, and how things are faring under COVID-19 guidelines.

Where’s That D*%& Mask? Free Little Libraries to the Rescue

We just learned that starting on August 3, Gay Street will be closed to through traffic and open as a pedestrian mall. We also know that masks will be required at all times. Now imagine you are halfway to town to check out said open air marketplace, when you realize you forgot your mask. You can’t go into a store and buy a new one so looks like you are heading back home. Except, wait… one West Chester couple just may have a solution to all your PPE needs.

5 Good Reads

Sometimes when researching news for the Weekly Round Up, I come across an interesting local story that looks deeper at a topic. These stories are helpful in giving a fuller picture of what’s going on in town and in the world in general. Here are a few I particularly liked. (Hitting all the hot button issues in this one.) Enjoy.