West Chester gets set to pass an update to its zoning code, but what will it do with breweries, wineries and distilleries? First idea was to stick them way outside of downtown. See where things stand now. Plus, convenience shopping gets a little less convenient as we get ready to say goodbye to a longstanding retailer and how many people were arrested during West Chester University homecoming? Come on, you know you’re curious. Fall is here. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
Just a few years ago the West Chester Recreation Department managed a packed calendar of events, 12 parks and a summer camp, now it will be lucky to purchase some park benches – what happened? Plus, updates from the Public Arts Commission and is Amazon pulling out West Chester? Signs point to yes. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
What happens when you dream of launching your own events business – finally take that step – and then a pandemic hits that shuts down the country for a good 15 months? You improvise, that’s what.
Welcome to a week of hyperbole – “worst,” “best,” “historic.” West Chester rescue crews recap harrowing tales from last Wednesday’s storm which flooded downtown, huge announcement on the planned 317-home Crebilly Farm development planned, or not, for the south end of town. Plus, events are back – including a very special run this weekend you are not going to want to miss. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
As West Chester recovers from Ida, we get a look at how Amazon plans to manage energy use at its new West Chester warehouse. Plus, could West Chester finally get its own skate park? What’s happening on the corner of High and Rosedale and Ms. Malena got her Instagram account back. Who’s ready? Let’s get started.
With COVID-19 numbers ticking upward a review of when you need to wear a mask and when you don’t. How West Chester’s new officers help diversify the force. And it’s official, there will be no Christmas Parade this year, but a replacement is in the works. A first look at what that will be. We are in the final month of summer. Soak it up while you can, but first, let’s catch up.
Nearly 18 months after the start of the pandemic, confusion and hesitancy continues to loom especially when it comes to large gatherings. While some events, like West Chester’s Halloween Parade and Kennett Square’s Mushroom Festival, are back; others, like the Chester County Restaurant Festival, are not. This has left holes in the Borough’s otherwise active events calendar or, as local realtor Renee Ryan likes to think of them, opportunities.
If last summer was all about the art, this summer it’s the outdoor concert. This week Borough Council voted to allow live outdoor music downtown – what will and won’t be accepted. Plus, what’s behind the scaffolding on Gay Street and the future of West Chester’s finances as told by the parking revenue. Parking is heating up. So is summer. Enjoy it while you can – but first, let’s catch up.
Forty-four(!) West Chester establishments were selected “Best of the Main Line.” That includes 22 editorial-selections and just as many Readers’ Choice winners. There were so many I couldn’t include them all but here are the West Chester establishments the editor singled out this year.
Why is it that the School District, more than any other local institution, brings the national debates to our doorstep? This week I break down the latest controversy. Plus, one of West Chester’s more neglected neighborhoods is being marketed as a high-end development opportunity. What’s this mean for affordable housing in the Borough? Plus, events are back, baby! Check out the many ways you can lose yourself this weekend.