West Chester Weekly News Roundup

Small businesses are critical to the structure of the borough, but a quiet couple of years have leaders rethinking what the future should look like. Local business owners weigh in on closing Gay Street permanently and the Business Improvement District looks to explore new events. Residents share (some pretty amazing) ideas. Plus, holiday activities are on in full force. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup

It’s official. Your cost to live here just went up and no, this time it’s not inflation. It’s another tax increase. Also, the Borough backs away from getting financial advice from residents. While the Financial Ad Hoc Committee was credited with some innovative ideas, it was ended just as they turned up a suspicious $2.7 million withdrawal from the Wastewater treatment plant. Plus, the latest details on West Chester’s new hotel.

What Will We Do Without a Christmas Parade? Your 2021 West Chester Holiday Event List

Since word spread the Christmas parade would be cancelled again this year, there have been a lot of questions about what would replace it. How would the kids of the borough see Santa? What would happen to downtown businesses without their signature event? Well, don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to see Santa. As well as just about anything else you can think of that says, the “holidays are here!”

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 22, 2021

It’s October in the borough and Halloween is everywhere. Plus, West Chester has found itself in possession of some unexpected savings. What will the borough do with the money? See their options. West Chester institutes a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees, and can the borough get West Chester University to pick up the tab for Homecoming? Well, they can try. Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 15, 2021

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.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 1, 2021

Welcome to October. This week we dig into the West Chester 2022 budget plan and why – spoiler alert – we are looking at another tax increase. Plus, residents’ thoughts on the end of the Gay Street closure, West Chester High Schools get ranked – can you guess who’s on top this year? – and WCU gets ready for homecoming. Fall is coming in hot. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 10, 2021

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.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2021

Let’s call this week the calm before the storm. West Chester University students return on Monday followed by what promises to be a contentious school board discussion on whether masks will be required when students return to class on August 30. We also get our first look at the preliminary land development plan for the new 142K sq. ft. Amazon warehouse and a start date for the Everhart Park playground project. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.