Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Chestnut Hill store is expanding.
Greene Street Consignment is expanding. The Chestnut Hill second-hand store, which is located at 8524 Germantown Avenue, announced that it will be opening its ninth location in University City sometime in the end of February. The shop posted the following announcement on its Facebook page: University City is the region's leader in education, science, and innovation, with world-class universities, such as University of Penn and Drexel. It is also a food lover's destination with new restaurants opening all the time from all ethnic backgrounds. Not to mention the community is all that Greene Street is all about, by promoting sustainability through a number of new and ongoing projects. The shop will be located at 3724 Spruce Street.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The co-op is accepting applications for its neighborhood grant program.
The following is provided by Weavers Way: Weavers Way Co-op’s Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding area in Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, West Oak Lane, and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants to make tangible improvements for the community. Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and gardens, garden equipment, and environmentally based educational programs. Grants range from $100 to $400, depending on available funds and number of qualified applicants. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 15, 2013. Decisions will be made by early April. Visit www.weaversway.coop to download a form and guidelines, or pick them up at Weavers Way’s stores in Mt. Airy or Chestnut Hill. Last …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The neighborhood restaurant will open for the first time in years.
According to a statement from Neil Campbell and Andy Shahan, Goat Hollow restaurant will open in Mt. Airy this Janurary. “Andy and I have lived in Mt. Airy for years and we really felt and heard our community asking for more quality dining options closer to home,” Campbell said in a release. “We are excited to open our doors and welcome neighbors and friends as we would into our own home; only with much tastier food and drinks.” Goat Hollow’s menu will be crafted and executed by Chef Adam Glickman, a former Mt. Airy resident. The restaurant’s namesake, Goat Hollow Tavern, shuttered in 2004 with 17 operating years under its belt. Since then it has housed various concepts, the last one vacating the space in 2008.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Herbiary and local residents bring their misunderstanding to the Design Review Committee
Conflcit and confusion were key aspects of a dispute between the Herbiary, a property at 133 E. Mermaid Lane, and several neighbors at a recent Design Review Committee Meeting in Chestnut Hill. Maia Toll and Andrew Celwyn own the Herbiary, an alternative merdicine shop, which has two other locations at 7721 Germantown Avenue and in Reading Terminal, along with he Mermaid Lane location. The latter consists of several garages used for teaching classes, although no sales take place there. Starting in September, the start of the new class year at the Herbiary, several neighbors including the ones on either side of the property have taken issue with the use of the garage for such classes, claiming that it is an illegal use of the space. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Take a look back at what businesses came to Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy in 2012, and see what we're looking forward to in 2013.
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 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?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
"Our goal is, as always, to be a very positive force in the community."
Maplewood Music Studio seems to have won its right to stay at its current location in Chestnut Hill. According to Rich Rudin, the director of the studio, the city's zoning board ruled in favor the music school in a recent dispute, upholding the school's use permit. Here's the backstory: Maplewood Music moved next door to Michael Mendlow D.D.S. on Germantown Avenue in the summer of 2012. According to Dr. Mendlow, the noise from the studio was impacting his business, so the two businesses appeared before the zoning board to hash it out. Rudin left the following comment about the ruling on one of our stories: The ruling is in! Maplewood Music Studio in Ch. Hill will survive & thrive! The zoning board's decision (on Thursday Dec. 20) supported…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
See which area businesses are serving customers on Christmas Day.
See which businesses are open on Christmas Day.
See what area businesses are taking the holiday and closing their doors.
See which businesses in the Northwest are closed for Christmas.