After much back and forth, and months of delays by Borough Council, things got a little too close for comfort this week as leaders awaited the ok to close Gay Street as planned. They called in help to move the process through state bureaucracy, but in the end, it was not enough. The Gay Street Open-Air Market will return. It just won't be this week.
You asked. I answered. I have the scoop on a new restaurant coming to downtown. They compare themselves to Terrain. I'm excited! Plus, get ready for the return of the Gay Street closure - there are some key changes you should be aware of, Police Cheif James Morehead warns crime is on the rise and it's going to be a hot one. Grab something cold and meet me at Porchfest.
Parking in the borough can be seen as a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of thing. This week we are staying positive as we watch that glass fill back up (and to be clear by glass, I mean the borough's coffers). Plus, two big park reveals, WCU goes home, high school students finally get to eat lunch - and what exactly is Porchfest? I love this time of year. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is long-time West Chester coffee roasters Turk’s Head Roasters are planning to open their first shop in the borough. I have the scoop on where. The bad news? Downtown West Chester just lost a whole category of cuisine. Plus, did you notice? Plastic bags are out in West Goshen, Marshall Square has a new playground and it’s Mother’s Day weekend. Have a happy one, moms! Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
The West Chester Christmas Parade is back. Its lead sponsor is not. QVC's departure is leading to a lot of suspected format changes. Also, Blazin' J's is nearly here. After months of coming soon signs, downtown West Chester gets ready to open its first new restaurant in a while - and what exactly has everyone so crazy for this chicken? Plus, residents may soon be able to walk to a grocery store. It's the little wins. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
The borough finally decides to close Gay Street. It's not exactly the will of the people but it will have to do for now and wait, did we almost lose the West Chester Christmas Parade forever? A compromise should bring it back, but it won't be the same. A list of the changes. Plus, the West Chester Film Festival, the great Borough Cleanup, WCU's farewell to 150 and La Baguette Magique is open again. What a week. Grab a croissant and let's catch up!