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.
This week we get our first look at the plan to make the seasonal Gay Street closure permanent - and spoiler alert - the plan is gates. Yes, gates. Plus, we talk to the Chili King about what to expect when the Cook-Off returns on Sunday and restaurant inspection reports for September. It was a no-good, very bad month, for one local food service provider. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
As hurricane Ian approaches the question is will the borough flood this weekend? The answer - is yes. I speak to the experts on why it's happening and what we can do about it. Organizers plan for a rainy OutFest and we pour a little out for one of my favorite West Chester events. That's ok because there are butter boards and pumpkin pie lattes to get us through. Who's ready? Let's catch up.