It's November, and we already have a decision on the 2023 Gay Street closure. That's progress, people. What was decided and what issues still need to be resolved before we can make this thing permanent. Plus, speaking of downtown drama, Chester County History Center is in an agreement to sell its iconic High Street property, our favorite Bruschetta guy is leaving town and Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy caused quite a stir with local pizza owners. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
No longer just a place to watch a show, Uptown! Performing Arts Center is now a content producer. What that means and what to expect from their first theater performance in years. Plus, is this the end of West Chester's Halloween parade? After successfully pulling off its first parade in years, the Borough announced this week it is ready to call it quits and how likely is it you'll find the house of your dreams in the Borough? In this real estate climate, not likely. We look at the numbers. Grab yourself a hot beverage and let's catch up.
This week, the Melton Center dreams big with plans for a cafe and new daycare center. A Right to Know Request reveals the emails that led to the Outfest cancelation and Philly restauranteurs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are set to bring their latest vegan concept to Dilworthtown. Plus, movie sets on High Street, Saucey's is closed and Restaurant Inspection reports. This is what I get for taking a week off. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
While the Gay Street weekend-only or 24/7 debate rages on, one thing is becoming increasingly clear, West Chester's Open Air Market will start much earlier and end later than in previous years. Also, new development is planned for the old Wyeth property - it's not Amazon, but it's for real this time - and the Borough presents its final budget for 2023. Grab yourself a Phillies cookie (or two) and let's catch up.
Stefanie Birl is the wildly popular local face painter but it is her ability to improvise while keeping her eye on what she loves - bringing joy through art - that brought her to the biggest job of her career. After 15 years she shares her secrets to success.
Welcome to West Chester fall activities where pumpkins, festivals, beer, and ghosts, oh so many ghosts, take over. To help you get ahead of the game, here's a roundup of events happening in the area over the next couple of weeks sorted by a few fun categories I made up. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see all the activities listed in date order.