Can I say a record number? I don’t know but a whole lot of new restaurants are coming to the Borough over the next few months. We take a look at them all. (Yum.) Plus, the Borough approves preliminary plans for a new 185-unit apartment complex, Bert's Ice Cream opens and West Chester University’s Gordon Nature Area celebrates 50 years. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Philadelphia’s horse-drawn carriages seem like a relic of a different era and they are. Just not the 1776 – let’s-build-us-a-new-country-era – that you might think. The horse and buggies you see on the streets today were reintroduced in 1976. A novelty of that summer’s bicentennial celebration and a tourist attraction Janet White, founder of Carriage House Freedom, says needs to end.
Split Rail has reopened. I spoke with management on what went wrong and how they plan to make it right. Plus, the West Chester Planning Commission approves preliminary development plans for Mitch’s, and a new wine bar is coming to Church Street. Everything but more manhunt news. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
It’s a warm Wednesday morning and the northwest entrance of Marshall Square Park is dotted with little patrons and their gardians. I watch as cars whiz down E. Marshall Street, and it is not hard to imagine what parent feedback might be. Earlier this month the Friends of Marshall Square Park got approval to make some entrance upgrades. This week a look at the plan and when it will go into effect.
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County has been in operation since 1976. Since that time they have been on the frontlines of domestic violence in the county. Next week they are hosting a powerful talk with domestic abuse survivor and new West Chester resident Alisa Mathewson.
This week the West Chester Health Department forced the closure of the Split Rail Tavern. A cease and desist order was issued after 32 health violations were found during a routine inspection.