Thursday, May 2, 2013
Blocks of Germantown Avenue will be closed on Sunday for the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival.
The Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival started 17 years ago as a way to counter-balance the arts festival in the fall. Since then, it has grown into an event that brings people from all over. Beginning Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m., it is expected to bring a lot of people. “We estimate that there will be between 20 and 30,000 people at this festival,” said Peggy Miller of the Chestnut Hill Business Association. “The police tell us that the crowd turns over about two and a half times.” The Home and Garden Festival will feature around 260 booths lining Germantown Avenue that will sell and show garden and home décor items. “There will be booths about gardening,” Miller said. “But, there will also be businesses and non-profits, people …
Parts of Germantown Avenue will close for the Home & Garden Festival.
Germantown Avenue will be closed in Chestnut Hill from Willow Grove Avenue all the way to Rex Avenue on Sunday, May 5, for the 17th Annual Home and Garden Festival. Event organizers expect from 20-30,000 visitors to attend the event that features food, fun and gardening. Organizers say there will be limited parking in some of the lots in Chestnut Hill for $5, but they recommend that festival attendees use public transportation. The heart of the festival is at the end of the SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Line. Germantown Avenue will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and then it is expected to reopen at 5 p.m. Related Story: 30,000 People Expected for Home & Garden Festival
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Many Chestnut Hill restaurants will be running specials all through March for Restaurant Month.
This March Chestnut Hill will once again be celebrating Restaruant Month where local eateries offer up specials to grab diners. Below is a list of who is offering what--where: $29.95 Three-Course Dinner Specials Sunday through Thursday Cafette 8136 Ardleigh Street 215.242.4220 Lunch Special, too: $9.95 Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café 8229 Germantown Avenue 215.247.7570 Dinner for two (share one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert) Lunch Special: $7.95 for cup of soup, half a tuna or chicken salad sandwich & non-alcoholic beverage. Heirloom Restaurant 8705 Germantown Avenue 215.242.2700 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant 8400 Germantown Avenue 215.948.5600 Mica 8609 Germantown Avenue 267.335.3912 Stella Sera 8630 Germantown Avenue 215.…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The event will kick off restaurant month in Chestnut Hill.
Tuesday, February 26
The following is a press release from the Chestnut Hill Business Association. Chestnut Hill will kick off its March Restaurant Month with Fabulous Shoe Night on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Chestnut 7 located on Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Fabulous Shoe Night will benefit the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation and is sponsored by Higgins & Welch Real Estate & Appraisals. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite shoes and indulge in some delicious cocktails and appetizers while meetings other fabulous local women. Tickets are $25 and include a $15 donation to the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. Chestnut7 will be offering a $5 featured cocktail, $4 house wines and $3 domestic bottles. Matt Santry will provide live music…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Business Association will have a booth at the Philly Flower Show next week for the first time ever.
Starting next week, Chestnut Hill will have a presence at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Chestnut Hill Business Association thinks that’s—well—brilliant. “Brilliant is the theme of the show,” said Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District Retail Recruiter Laurie Wightman. She added that its focus will be on British garden and landscape designs. “We developed a partnership with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society,” said Peggy Miller of the business association. “We’re going to have a booth that is a basic depiction of what it’s like to come to Chestnut Hill.” The business association will use the flower show as a recruitment tool—a way to attract new customers to the area. “Everyday we’ll do a gift basket giveaway,” Miller …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Philadelphia Magazine’s 'Best of Philly' issue awards local businesses as well.
Philadelphia Magazine has named Chestnut Hill the “Best Main Street Shopping District” in its Best of Philly edition. The Chestnut Hill Business Association said in a letter “Thanks to all of our businesses, old and new, that helped Chestnut Hill win this award.” Indigo Schuy won for best women’s activewear. Linen won for best linen shop. See the complete Best of Philly list here.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The business association posted a job description.
Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District is looking for a replacement retail recruiter since Eileen Reilly has resigned from the position. The association is looking for resumes through May 31. Reilly said that she will stay on to train her replacement as long as July 1. But what are the qualifications for the job of recruiting new businesses to Chestnut Hill's business district? According to a posting on the business association's website, the position requires the following: Additional qualities and skills were listed for the job, which would be at least three days a week, with "flexible hours," the post said. To see the job listing, click here. Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the Chestnut Hill Business …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The third Thursday of each month will have special offers, hours and events.
The Chestnut Hill Business Association announced a new monthly program: Third Thursdays. Starting May 17, select shops and restaurants will be making the third Thursday of each month special with extended hours, events and discounts. Shops that are staying open until 8 p.m. on Third Thursday are:
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Chestnut Hill Business Association will be hiring a replacement.
The Chestnut Hill Business Association is looking for a new retail recruiter. Eileen Reilly, the current recruiter, formally resigned last week. “It was my time,” Reilly said. “I came here to make a difference, not to stay for any length of time. Now it is time for someone else to take over the reins.” Reilly has been working in the position since June 2010, when she was hired to work 22 hours a week. She said it wasn’t long before she was working 40 hours, and started to feel burnt out. But Reilly plans to stay involved, both in the training of her replacement and in Chestnut Hill. “I’m going to take over the job of conspicuous consumer of all things in Chestnut Hill. I actually am going to try to stay connected. I really did enjoy the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Chestnut Hill Business Association finds a sweet way to welcome new businesses.
Want one of these delicious-looking cupcakes from The Night Kitchen? All you have to do is open a new business in Chestnut Hill. Retail Recruiter Eileen Reilly had these cupcakes specially made to present to new business owners in Chestnut Hill. The cupcakes are monogrammed with a 'CH' and the patterns match the business association's logo.