2012 was an active year for businesses in the Northwest. We've broken down a list of 10 new businesses that have come to Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy in the past year and the businesses we'll be looking for in 2013.
Now, there's no way we could get them all, so if there's a new or re-opened business we're missing on this list, let us know in the comments below
- Though there was some dispute between the business and its neighbors, Chestnut Hill welcomed
- A Taste of Olive opened its fourth boutique location in Chestnut Hill this past fall.
- Mt. Airy's own Jimmie Reed opened the mexican restaurant he'd been dreaming of, in the old Wired Beans Cafe location.
- While it isn't a new business, people could be forgiven for thinking the recently-renovated Weavers Way space in Mt. Airy is a new grocery.
- Chestnut Hill got a new clothing store, and a new sidewalk to boot, when J McLaughlin opened its doors in November.
- Mt. Airy's booming food scene got another boost when 7163 Cafe opened in September.
- A new tattoo boutique got residents of the Northwest talking when it received approval from the city's zoning board to open up on Germantown Avenue. The shop hopes to open early in 2013.
- The restaurant has been playing it pretty close to the chest, but considering its search for new staff, it seems like Goat Hollow will be opening its doors sometime in the new year.
- Many neighborhood groups were interested when word came down that a new grocery store could be coming to the Northwest.
- As a native of Upstate New York, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the forthcoming Wingstop in Mt. Airy in this list.
Like I said, there are a ton of other business that could be on this list, so you tell me: what new businesses made an impact on you in 2012?