This week we are talking people behaving badly. High Street Caffe is open again after actions by its owner led to a mass staff exodus earlier this summer. Also, drilling on the Mariner East 2 pipeline is halted as crews work to assess the damage of a fluid spill. Plus, Kooma’s expanding, and where West Chester falls among the best places to live in PA. #1 in my book, not in theirs. Grab a late August lemonade – spiked if you’re associated with High Street Caffe – and let’s do this.
Good news pups of West Chester, Everhart Park has added a pet water fountain to the premise!
Welcome to August. Gay Street closes, just in time for Isaias to sweep through. See what this open air market is like. Plus, West Chester School Board confirms the inevitable, West Chester University reaches an important milestone with its science and engineering building and West Chester’s #girlbarbersrule open their own shop. Who’s ready to catch up?
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.
West Chester parents scramble for childcare solutions while the Borough prepares to close Gay Street and is Borough Council hiding something? A West Chester lawyer points to a cover up. Plus, Taco Mar gets a new location and this site shares a name with a medical marijuana dispensary. Is it five o’clock, yet? Let’s get started.
West Chester has been losing its old “legacy” trees at an alarming rate and it’s beginning to impact the health of the community. So last fall Borough Arborist Mike Dunn reached out to the West Chester Green Team for help identifying local trees in distress. This led to a new community initiative dedicated solely to watching the trees.
Holy heatwave, Batman. This has been a hot one. Things are also heating up for the Gay Street closure project. Review what to expect when you hit the street on August 3. Plus, a look at Borough budget cuts, a fuller picture of the School District’s proposed hybrid plan, and an opening date for 44 West. Grab yourself something iced and let’s get started.
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.
It’s getting hot in here. As Governor Wolf restricts indoor dining, we get an update on West Chester’s plan to close Gay Street, West Chester Area School District dashes hopes for a full fall return, and Borough Council confronts a new student housing development. Ready? Let’s get started.
West Chester University closes – again. While West Chester Area School District outlines its plan for a fall return, WCU announces a return to remote learning. Plus, West Chester Borough backs away from its plastic ban and a first look at how the 44 West pavilion is shaping up. It’s pretty. Who’s ready to get started?