S U M M E R 2 018 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
West Chester The Food Issue: A Seat At The Table
Fresh styles and SHARP DESIGNS
the table From freshly baked goods and frozen treats to picnic favorites and good ol' pub fare, West Chester restaurants gather their favorite ingredients and lay quite the spread for our annual Food + Drink Issue!
giving back Making a difference through creative food sharing: Chad Weldon. PA G E 7
authentic Leading the way through positive, empowering messages: Meghan Kelly & Melissa Tabasso. PA G E 1 3 IN THIS ISSUE
at the table Restaurants share the love and bring it back to basics. PA G E 2 0
east gay street Improvement Project: Under construction but downtown is still open this summer! PA G E 3 2 - 3 5
And of course,
great shopping, dining, arts, events, and communityâ€” as always. KEEP READING
elevating the borough E. Kahn Development takes on the old Mosteller Building. PA G E 4 2
key stories Visionary women doing it all; sponsored by Key Financial. PA G E 6 2
On the Cover: Shot on location at Gemelli Artisanal Gelato, their Sicilian Cannoli gelato will keep you dreaming of vanilla bean and cannoli cream all summer long.
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ISSUE 27 SUMMER 2018 WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA THE FOOD ISSUE: A SEAT AT THE TABLE
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I LO V E F O O D ; I also love the role food plays in bringing people together. A few years ago I came across the concept of “scruffy hospitality.” I’m passionate about cooking delicious, healthful foods, and inviting people into my home to share those foods — and to share our lives in the process. But I’d prefer that my house and food (and life, for that matter) be perfect before I do it. That mindset is far from authentic. Enter Scruffy Hospitality. It’s a concept I’m striving to embrace that simply means our homes don’t have to be in order before we invite others in. It means that we hunger more for quality conversation than making a perfect impression. Inside this issue, we explore our personal connections to what we eat (and drink) — from the experience of shareable foods to the process of making the meals we love most to the ways we can serve our community through food. We celebrate the human element of food. At Fig, we love to highlight foodie destinations. And the borough of West Chester is most certainly an ever-growing mecca of tasty treats and savory samples. We’re peeking into the kitchens of brewers and bakers, producers and purveyors, roasters and restaurateurs to
capture both the passion that’s poured into each step of the process, and snapshots of living life fully…with some strawberry shortcake on our plates (of course). This summer, let “Love Local & Shop Small” be your mantra. Take advantage of a town brimming with chefs who are putting their own twists on favorites —sourcing ingredients straight from local farms and fields, laying out their finest al fresco-style, and coming together to support each other. Make sure to check out the East Gay Street Dining and Shopping Scene spreads on pages 32 – 35 to learn how street closures this summer aren’t stopping 25 fearless small businesses from showing us their best. So, pull up an extra seat, invite your neighbor over, and dig in to this fantastic issue over a slice of shared pie. G R E T C H E N LU S BY AND THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.
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Giving Back: Chad Weldon THE BUTTERY, SWEET SCENT of baking already perfumes the meeting rooms of The Master’s Baker as Chad Weldon, the second-generation owner, starts his day at 7 a.m. The bakers have been at work in the spotless kitchen for three hours already. The cake designers are there too. When he arrives on those early mornings, Chad checks the newest addition to the shop—a large outdoor box with a plexiglass door. It’s the borough’s first Little Free Pantry, stocked with non-
perishables like canned goods, rice, and beans, as well as other necessary items like soap, shampoo, and deodorant.
visible example, Chad and his team are dedicated to working with, and for, the West Chester community in other ways.
“We’ll stock it, and when our customers come in for an appointment, they’ll add items to it,” Chad says. “It’s a benefit to the people around us—for folks who need a little help after they’ve paid their bills and need to get through to the next paycheck.” Chad modeled his idea after a similar box on a church in Charleston, S.C.
Every month, a local non-profit or civic organization gets a free cake—a way of saying “thanks.” They also drop off cakes to food pantries and soup kitchens.
He’d love to see more pop up around the borough. Though the pantry is the most
“We just moved the bakery to the borough recently, after being just outside it for years,” Chad says. “And we want to be involved in taking care of the community we’re now a part of.”
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Authentic: Meghan Kelly & Melissa Tabasso CO - OWNER S OF FOUR GIRLS ON A MIS SION, Meghan Kelly and Melissa Tabasso started out as two likeminded women eager to make an impact in feminine equality.
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Sharing similar goals and each having two daughters (the combined “four girls” who gave name to the business venture), they were both searching for work with meaning. They only had to look as far as their kids—empowering messages for girls, as well as for women, were in short supply. “I was in a big-box retailer, and couldn’t find a T-shirt that had the right kind of message about woman and girls being able to do great things,” says Meghan.
“The only empowering messages were at the expense of men and boys, while more hopeful, positive, and inclusive messages were missing.” Melissa had the same experiences. “So we sat down and within hours had a mission statement and a book full of designs,” she says. Their mission? To redefine and expand girl power, one T-shirt at a time. For each item sold, $1 is donated to carefully selected nonprofits that support women. Still in their first year as a business, Four Girls has initially been a mostly online retailer. However, their high-quality, empowering shirts are making their way into similarly-minded boutiques in
the area. Tish Boutique will be the first downtown West Chester retailer to carry the Four Girls line. Talks are in place for another new downtown retailer to carry their baby and kid's line. The shirts they’ve designed have messages that celebrate an inclusive form of feminism and equality, in sizes and designs for youths and adults—female and male. And there’s an intentional message offered by the Four Girls logo, purposefully placed on the shoulder of every shirt. “It’s there to say we’ve got your back,” says Meghan, “we stand with you.” Melissa agrees. “That’s our slogan: Speak your mind. We’ve got your back.”
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I T I S T H E I D E A L neighborhood in the ‘perfect’ town—the southwest quadrant of West Chester’s borough is the kind of place where neighbors know each other, and look out for each other. The gracious tree-lined streets are a short walk away from the commercial heart of the borough. It is a closeknit neighborhood. “We come out in our bathrobes in the morning to collect our papers and all wave to each other,” says resident and Keller Williams Realtor Jean Gross.
M U S T- V I S I T NEIGHBORHOOD ASSETS E VERHART PARK WEST CHESTER UNIVERSIT Y PIETRO'S PRIME FIRST PRESBY TERIAN CHURCH OF WEST CHESTER
Southwest Quadrant the borough's
Jean loves this area of West Chester—she has sold many homes here, but it is also where she has chosen to live the last 28 years. “You can find anything ranging from incredibly affordable apartments to luxurious historic homes,” she says. “We have even got our own bed and breakfast at Faunbrook B&B!” Sharing this part of town with West Chester University, and having students living in the neighborhood, contributes energy. “The students are an asset. They drive the market in the borough, they serve in our restaurants, they babysit, and mow lawns.” It also means there are a number of options nearby for a late-night bite or an emergency convenience store run—businesses that cater to students stay open later. Being a short stroll away from the downtown restaurants and shopping is another huge advantage.
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“Pietro’s Prime on Market Street is my favorite,” Jean says. “I can walk from my home, and do not have to worry about driving after enjoying a cocktail—or two!” The church bells of First Presbyterian Church of West Chester echo softly here. The church, which opened in 1834, was the first commission of Thomas U. Walter, who later designed the dome of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. There are many lovely parks in this area of town, but the gazebos, covered walkways, playgrounds, and expansive green spaces of nearby Everhart Park are next to none. You are sure to see your neighbors here soaking up sunshine, collecting wild blooms, and playing with their dogs. But it is the people that make the southwest quadrant special. “I love it for so many reasons, like the builtin interdependence when the older lady down the street calls my son and asks him to help with some chores,” says Jean. “Neighbors collect each other's mail, bring in packages from the porch, and assist with new babies. We make it possible for the elderly couple who've lived in their home for 60 years to stay. We all care for and depend on each other.”
R E A LT O R J E A N G R O S S Realtor Jean Gross of Keller Williams brings clients more than 30 years of experience in buying and selling homes in her hometown of West Chester and around the Delaware Valley. Her legendary optimism, negotiating skills, and problemsolving makes the buying or selling experience hassle-free for her clients. KELLER WILLIAMS 100 CAMPBELL BLVD #106 EX TON, PA 19341 OFFICE: 610.363.4300 DIRECT: 610.363.4321 JEANGROSS.COM
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SUMMER CAMP includes Tuesday Trips, Water Wednesdays, weekly visitors, and assemblies.
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THE ICONIC FARMERS & MECHANICS BUILDING at the corner of Market and High Streets is undergoing a transformation. align5, a strategic consulting and boutique investment banking firm led by Chad Williams and John Ratliff, is behind the exciting new development project. “We were looking for our own office space last fall and wanted to be in West Chester,” says Chad. After touring the space, the building’s beauty, location, and potential spurred a bigger plan that’s become align.Space, a new coworking, event, and growth company incubator space. “We are moving our offices here, but we’re also building a destination for growth-oriented entrepreneurs and business people in the heart of Chester County,” says Chad. “Our space will be
similar to WeWork (a global co-working company) in terms of the look and feel of the environment, but our focus will be on delivering a creative space for growth company entrepreneurs to focus on building their businesses.” When align.Space opens, the first three floors of the building will hum with activity, as align5 and their clients, as well as other startups, remote workers, lawyers in the borough for the day, and freelancers work and collaborate. “It’s going to benefit businesses in the borough, too.” says Chad. “More than 100 people will be coming in every day, and they’ll need to have lunch, coffee, and shop.” align.Space will offer private offices, meeting rooms, and open-plan office space for more than 100 people, and will also have a boutique cafe, video studio, and podcasting space.
The team also hopes to work with West Chester University to provide a learning and event space that will bring students together with members of the business community. “The opportunity for people to have a dedicated place to work is one thing,” says Chad, “but it’s also important to meet other business builders—to network, share ideas, and create a community.” The F&M Building was acquired in 2013 by Myles Development Corporation, and the Myles team (lead by Tom Myles and Seth Gentile) has worked closely with the align5 team to make this vision a reality. In addition, align5 retained the talented Todd Danner, of arQitecture, to design a space that is unmatched in the area. To schedule a tour, book an event, or learn more about the space, visit www.align.space.
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Fresh Face: Andiario YOU HEAR ABOUT scratch cooking, but it's quite another thing to start a restaurant from scratch—hiring cooks, servers, and finding suppliers in a place you just moved to—but that’s what Anthony Andiario and Maria van Schaijik have done. Last year, Anthony and Maria, partners in business and in life, left Arizona and moved themselves, their two dogs, and two olive trees to West Chester. They opened the restaurant Andiario in late March. Anthony’s an acclaimed chef, and Maria runs the front of the house. Both have roots on this coast—Maria’s family is in West Chester, and Anthony’s is in the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region. What they’ve created is highly personal, with an imaginative menu filled with quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans. “From the farmers we use to the food we cook to our artwork and table settings, everything is uniquely us,” says Anthony. The art on the walls is by Anthony’s brother, and plates and bowls come from local artisans, such as beloved potter Andrew Snyder. And the olive trees are theirs too. Anthony’s known for his pastas—he’s a bit of an Instagram star—but he’s adamant that this isn’t strictly his focus.
“We have such great growers and access to meat and seafood here,” he says. “I really want to just cook good, honest food.” Already, the restaurant is drawing raves and attention. It’s been hard work, and there’s lots of pressure, but they’re doing this together. “We know each other so well,” says Anthony. “Maria knows exactly what I’m saying with just a look from the kitchen out to her in the restaurant. I know things are going to be great.” “We want it to feel like you’re coming into our home for dinner,” says Maria. “It’s a wonderful but somewhat vulnerable place to be—everything here is what we choose to do.”
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DIA DOCE GOURMET CUPCAKES
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menu favorites An assortment of freshly-made, sustainably-sourced cupcakes
WA L LY ' S W I E N E R W O R L D 33 years of hot dog-lovin' customers
menu favorites Wally's beef wiener with chili & cheese Wally's beef hot sausage with kraut Wally's Polish kielbasa
TABLE FO O D I S T H E G R E AT gateway to good conversations and bold ideas, to building community and the sharing of lives. Food breaks down barriers and creates natural connection points. Food says there’s room for everyone at the table. In Fig style, we celebrate the bakers and makers, flavor pioneers and restaurateurs who are bringing the tastes of the season to downtown West Chester.
GEMELLI A R T I SA N A L G E L ATO
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6 farm-fresh gelato and sorbetto flavors (Vegan and gluten-friendly flavors available) Fall offering: Hot chocolate affogato
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Look for our Fig recommended menu favorites on each page.
So grab some friends, take a seat, and experience all of the delicious flavors our town has to offer.
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menu favorites Saloon Fries · Tacos · Brisket · Specialty BBQ
New to the Menu: Korean Barbecue Glazed Chicken Wings sweet spicy sauce, scallions, sesame seeds, kimchi-style slaw.
A U T H E N T I C I T Y in ever y b ite
GEMELLI ARTISANAL G E L AT O WA S B O R N from Italian traditions, an obsession with high quality ingredients, and a conviction that food should be artisandriven. At Gemelli, I work in a different way. Everything is truly artisan-driven, focused on the use of pure, raw ingredients and skillfully crafted. To me, working from scratch is not just a trend, it is part of my identity.
Try: the Blueberry Cheesecake Gelato featuring homemade pie crust and blueberry compote — all made completely from scratch.
I am honoring the way I grew up in Italy. It’s about the whole process —selecting the right ingredients, mixing them carefully to create specific flavor profiles, and making sure the gelato recipe is perfect. When I craft my gelato, I feel the responsibility of bringing you an authentic piece of Italy. That's something I take very seriously. — V incenzo Tettamanti, Co-owner of Gemelli
3 W E S T G AY S T 610.738.9600 ironhillbrewery.com
I R O N H I L L I S A C R A F T B R E W E R Y with a scratch kitchen that showcases fresh-brewed beer and New American cuisine with distinctive local flavors. With a love of the craft and a passion for community, they've become the go-to place for gathering and celebrating with others. Try the Nachos with a Brewer's Flight of four expertly selected 4oz beers.
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h ealthfully ma d e, Off the Seasonal Menu Try: The Bacon Bourbon Meatballs complete with housemade bourbon BBQ sauce (featured here)
LO C A L LY SOURCED
Off the Regular Menu Try: The Brisket, Caprese Burger, hand cut fries, and Bone-In Pork Try: natural leaven Italian bread from the bakery, or the Vegetable Pie made with fresh, local produce.
15 1 W E S T G AY S T 610.701.8489 saloon151.com
F R E S H T W I ST S o n p u b fa v o r i t e s
15 0 W E S T G AY S T 610.431.7074 themedwcpa.com
F R E S H O F F O F T H E G R I L L an d rea dy to p icnic
Try: items from the Summer Outdoor Catering Menu like Grilled Flank Steak, Corn Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake Cups.
12 8 W E S T M A R K E T S T 610.649.4046 carlinosmarket.com
28 SOUTH HIGH ST 484.401.9629 thecookiedope.com
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Try: themed custom cake bites for your outing or event
Try: the Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich or the Confetti Cookie Dough (featured here)
P E R F E C T E D G A N A C H E
319 W E S T G AY S T 610.436.9888 themastersbaker.com
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5 15 N O R T H C H U R C H S T 610.344.9674 yorisbakery.com
Try: the yeast raised donuts with a rich chocolate frosting.
one THE WEST CHESTER CO F F E E & I C E C R E A M B A R 6 East Gay Street
three YO R I ' S C H U R C H S T R E E T B A K E RY
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five CARLINO'S S P E C I A L I T Y FO O D S
What makes it special? You can order your favorite pour-over coffee with a side of locally-made and ohso-delicious ice cream.
What makes it special? Coffee meet donut. 'Nuf said. But seriouslyâ€”who doesn't want a freshly-baked goodie to dunk into a warm cup of joe??
What makes it special? They're a one stop shop! Make a fresh salad for lunch, pick up a pre-made lasagna for dinner, and then swing by the coffee counter for their iced coffeeâ€Śon tap!
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four D I A D O C E & C AT H E Y ' S CO F F E E B A R
What makes it special? Can you say Affogato? This decadent Italian treat of espresso poured over gelato is life changing. Also, there's plenty of space to work for a few hours while refilling your mug and nibbling on a cannoli.
What makes it special? Besides the hip ambiance, they take the time to make legitimate cold brew. And cupcakes come out of the oven every few minutes, keeping the air fragrant and your mouth watering.
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128 Market St
100 South High Street
Espresso or drip, iced or with whip, these borough cof fee spots feature drinks wor th a sip.
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East Gay S treet SUMMER’S
T h i s s u m m e r, e a t l o c a l a n d s u p p o r t t h e b o ro u g h’s
CO U N T RY B AG E L B A K E RY
EAST GAY STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: From June 12th through August, PECO is installing new high-powered gas lines and repaving East Gay Street between Matlack and High streets. Though the street will be closed until 4pm on weekdays, all restaurants and shops will be open during the project, and sidewalks will be open to foot traffic. Parking is available in the Chestnut Street Garage. East Gay Street will be open to street traffic on evenings after 4pm and weekends. Continue to support small businesses and choose East Gay Street as your dining scene this summer. For more information: downtownwestchester.com
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East Gay S treet SUMMER’S
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EAST GAY STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: From June 12th through August, PECO is installing new
high-powered gas lines and repaving East Gay Street between Matlack and High streets. Though the street will be closed until 4pm on weekdays, all restaurants and shops will be open during the project, and sidewalks will be open to foot traffic. Parking is available in the Chestnut Street Garage. East Gay Street will be open to street traffic on evenings after 4pm and weekends. Continue to support small businesses and choose East Gay Street as your shopping scene this summer. For more information: downtownwestchester.com 119
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Announcing Brandywine Ballet’s
2018 – 2019 Season BALANCHINE, BARBER & B R A N DY W I N E October 26 – 28, 2018 A Neo-Classic and Contemporary repertoire performance series featuring original works from George Balanchine, Nancy Page, Tim Early, and Meredith Rainey.
All performances held at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
THE NUTCR ACKER December 7 – 9, 13 – 16, 2018
CINDERELLA May 17 – 19, 2019
The classic ballet returns to West Chester for another season of holiday magic!
A new fairytale ballet that tells the story of a beautiful girl who unexpectedly meets her Prince Charming with the help of her Fairy Godmother. Choreography by Nancy Page.
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Welcome to the Neighborhood A COHESIVE COMMUNIT Y WITH A SHARED VISION. 124 Marketplace is located in the heart of the West Chester borough, offering three restaurants on the street level, luxury apartments, amenities, and resident parking The management team puts a premium on customer service, and is as dedicated to authentic relationships as they are creating beautiful apartment homes. Encouraging and fostering a sense of community is at the heart of 124 Marketplace. Residents benefit from year-round parties and activities.
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Elevating the pizza pie to a new standard, offering powerful flavors to the masses.
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A fusion of Japanese ramen noodles and island-inspired barbeque.
N E W S PA C E OPENING SOON A new restaurant will soon join the 124 Marketplace community.
Building Amentities · 1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS · SE VEN FLOOR PL ANS · LEASE OPTIONS OF 2 – 24 MONTHS · FURNISHING OPTION THROUGH CORT FURNITURE · GYM ACCESS 24/ 7 · C OMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA , & SNACKS · LOBBY BUSINESS CENTER · RESIDENT DISCOUNT PROGR AM
Plan your visit today, and make 124 Marketplace your home. 610.696.5687 or 124marketplace.com Retail space available
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Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses
THURSDAY, MAY 31 A seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing, and real rock and roll.
Steely Jam: The Ultimate Steely Dan Experience
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Rooted in Steely Dan’s timeless sound and style, Andy Mowatt’s 10-piece “Steely Jam” is the ultimate musical experience for Dan-Fans and beyond!
JUNE 8, JULY 19, AUGUST 24 A night filled with sing-alongs, talented pianists, and laughter! Featuring a new duo every month.
An Evening with Mykal Kilgore
SATURDAY, JULY 14 Featuring a live full band and the incredible vocals of Mykal Kilgore. Kilgore is most known for his performances in Motown the Musical, Postmodern Jukebox, The Whiz Live!, and most recently Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert.
24 SOUTH NEW STREET 484.999.8879 WINDISHMUSIC.COM
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, and the most popular "big band" in the world today. The Glenn Miller Orchestra — for one night only — will bring its unique jazz sound to West Chester, PA.
Blues N' Brews at Uptown!
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Brews, blues, friends, and fun! Blues N' Brews is festival-inspired, and will highlight Pennsylvania’s favorite blues-styled musicians (and tunes will be paired with two local breweries)!
World-wide private cooking instruction, exclusive access to exotic vineyard tours, and limited availability high-end dining reservations are just a phone call away. Whirlaway awaits your presence.
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WEST EVERY FEW DECADES THERE IS A PROJECT THAT COMPLETELY TR ANSFORMS THE FACE OF A TOWN. COMING IN 2019, ONE HITS WEST CHESTER. Eli Kahn’s been in real estate since his junior year at West Chester University, when he bought his first property. “You never get emotional about real estate,” says the president of E. Kahn Development.
Eli knows a thing or two —
he has been involved in widespread commercial real estate development throughout Chester County since 1986. But his latest project, developing the abandoned Mosteller Building at Gay and Church Streets, is a little more personal. Eli and his business partner, Jack Loew, acquired the corner parcel after the county moved out in 2011. They loved the borough’s walkable lifestyle and put together a plan for a taller complex with condos. It was approved, then languished, after Jack died in 2014. Eli, along with his partners Adam Loew (Jack's son) and Matt Adams, reworked the plans to become what they are now—a four-story, 59-foot tall building with an inviting public plaza, featuring shopping and dining space on the street level and office space above. The then borough council was not in favor of a public plaza, so they waited.
E levating the face O F TH E BO RO U G H
“It takes patience,” says Eli. “But it’s so right for West Chester that it was only a matter of time.” Now that the project is in the approval process and set to begin construction at the end of the year, the team at E. Kahn Development and J. Loew & Associates can set their sights on weaving the memory of Jack throughout the building. The open public space, unique in the borough, will be landscaped to provide seating areas, shade, and greenery. It’s also intended to honor Jack's legacy, and plans are in place to name it after him. “That’s what’s changed the stakes for us—this isn’t just another development so the maxim to not get emotionally involved no longer applies. Everyone in the company cares about this project, because it will forever commemorate Jack,” says Eli. “To see it come to fruition means so much to everyone. It’s absolutely emotional.”
For further information on space in the building please call 610.873.5585
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Creating Comfort through Cuddling FOR THE MORE THAN 500,000 PREMATURE BABIES born in the U.S. each year, human touch can have a powerful impact on healthy growth and development. To ensure that all babies get the hugs they need to thrive, the Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant has awarded Chester County Hospital $10,000 to help establish a volunteer newborn-hugging program. This initiative will provide much-needed physical interaction for newborns that can help make their transition from the hospital to the home quicker. Research shows that ample human contact aids babies in their development of good clinical outcomes. Interventions, such as holding, rocking and soothing, as well as singing and talking to babies support weight gain, reduce length of hospital stays, improve brain development, and in the long term, enhance the development of trusting relationships.
“The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric staffs at Chester County Hospital are honored to be chosen for Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant. The grant has been used to start a cuddling program in our hospital to benefit premature babies and infants suffering the effects of withdrawal due to maternal drug use,” says Stefanie Steinberger, DPT, Lead Physical Therapist for the NICU. Susan Cacciavillano, BSN, RN, Clinical Manager of the NICU, adds, “We serve some low socioeconomic populations who may not have reliable transportation to and from the hospital to see their babies in the NICU. Between these families and the number of babies admitted with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), we believe that a Cuddler program will benefit our most vulnerable patients.”
The plan to implement a Cuddler program has been in the works for some time. In September 2016, Cacciavillano and Steinberger met with Penn Medicine colleagues from Lancaster General Health (LGH) to talk about their Cuddler program and how to bring it to Chester County. “All of our training practices, guidelines and implementation plans stemmed from LGH. Their team was instrumental in getting our program off the ground,” explained Cacciavillano. The shared information and implementation did need some amending, as Chester County Hospital planned to introduce the program not just in its NICU, but also in its Pediatric unit. The program launched in November 2017. “Our Pediatrics team helps a lot of babies with NAS, too. These babies are unable to self-soothe due to the painful effects of drug withdrawal. Cuddlers will be invaluable for keeping these babies calm and content while they are going through something so difficult,” Steinberger explains.
CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL’S VOLUNTEER CUDDLERS
TOP ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SHERRY ALLEN, DIANA PALERMO, KATHY MORAN, LISA COCCO, JEANNE HUTTON, STEPHANIE SUTTON, BEA BATTISTA, PAT BOVE BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MELISSA SLIFER, KATHY MULL, BARBARA FELL, DIANE SCHERTZER
Chester County Hospital used the grant to launch the program and train the volunteers. The process to become a “Cuddler” includes going through an interview process, passing a background check and medical screenings. In addition, all volunteers must obtain child abuse clearances and attend both the hospital and volunteer orientation programs. Cuddlers must also be 21 years of age. Cuddlers will receive updated training as needed and will undergo an annual competency test. The Cuddlers played a large role in the hospital’s current NICU expansion, which began in December 2017. The unit will double in size and feature private and shared rooms as well as hybrid model rooms that allow space for parents to stay overnight with their infants. In preparation for the renovation, the NICU was moved to a temporary unit on the opposite side of the hospital to protect the infants from the noise and vibration of construction.
“Having Cuddlers in place before the transition to the temporary NICU was important. They were instrumental in creating smooth transitions for the babies,” said Cacciavillano. The Cuddlers will be equally as valuable when the renovation is complete later this year and it is time to transfer the babies to the new, expanded space. Cuddling occurs when parents or family members are not present to hold or calm infants. The volunteers work with bedside nurses to provide the appropriate comfort measures. Parents are taught the benefits of the program and why it is the standard of practice in the NICU and Pediatrics units to ensure that these vulnerable babies will have the benefit of human contact daily. Chester County Hospital is fortunate to have a full volunteer staff for the Cuddler program. However, there are other volunteer opportunities available.
Visit ChesterCountyHospital.org/Volunteering Chester County Hospital • 701 E. Marshall Street, West Chester • 610.431.5000 • ChesterCountyHospital.org
SOUL HARMONY: THE STORY OF DEBORAH CHESSLER, SONNY TIL, AND THE ORIOLES NATIONAL PREMIERE JUNE 20 - JULY 1
Soul Harmony is a new Rhythm and Blues musical, a Doo-wop opera, and a Rock and Roll drama, with an award-winning original score. It features the classic R&B Songs of Deborah Chessler and The Orioles. Soul Harmony tells the hidden story of post-World War ll African American soldiers and Jewish women who follow the music inside them, creating Rock and Roll, challenging racism, and transforming our nation. TURK'S HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL at EVERHART PARK SUNDAY, JULY 15 | 11am-8pm
Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium
West Chester Dental Arts Kids’ Race
The annual day-long array of popular regional bands features more than 70 food vendors and artisan booths, as well as free music and fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Stroll the streets, taste food from more than 65 participating restaurants, listen to music by local bands, and shop with 110 artisan vendors! Free to attend; all food and beverages are pay-asyou-go. Parking is $5 at all municipal garages and free at the Justice Center Garage.
UPTOWN! SPEAKER'S SERIES: VAL VIGODA TUESDAY, JULY 17 | 6:30pm
MANY NATIONS | CHESTER COUNTY ONGOING, TUESDAY–SATURDAY | 12-4:30pm
Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium
Val is a transformational entertainer—connecting with and uplifting her audiences, galvanizing them toward fearlessness and igniting their innate confidence and creativity—through her one-of-a-kind combination of world-class vocals, dazzling electric violin, trailblazing technology, and heartfelt, authentic musical storytelling. Her arsenal of talents drives home her rabble-rousing, empowering message.
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SWINGIN’ SUMMER THURSDAYS THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 & SEPTEMBER 6 | 6:30-9pm Bring the whole family downtown for great entertainment, food, and fun! This event is FREE to attend. Located between High and Darlington Streets.
Tolsdorf Trike Challenge
TOUCH A TRUCK DAY SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 | 12-4pm
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BENCHMARK TWILIGHT CYCLING CLASSIC SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 | 2-10pm Join the excitement as thousands of spectators and their families head downtown for an up-close look at top athletes as they race the streets of West Chester! The day will be packed with fun for the whole family, so be sure to come down early! Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
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Ongoing exhibit at the Chester County Historical Society revealing the many stories about the people who have made this community what it is today. WEST CHESTER RAILROAD EVERY SUNDAY | 12pm
Take a train ride on one of the oldest train routes in the country and view Chester Valley as it was 150 years ago. Check website for details.
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CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 12-5:30pm
Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium
Bring the little ones down for a hands-on opportunity to explore, touch, interact, and learn about dozens of vehicles including police cars and firetrucks.
UNITE FOR HER 5K RUN, 2K WALK and KIDS' DASH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 8am
Join as Unite for HER paints the town pink and run 'By HER Side' to support local women with breast cancer. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate in this family-friendly event, featuring a 5K run, 2K walk, and Kids' Dash in downtown West Chester. Before and after the race you will enjoy live music, complimentary bites, exciting vendors, and photo opportunities at our Family Tailgate. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit and Fig Social Mission partner Unite for HER.
on the following pages, you’ll find our Community Supporters—businesses committed to a thriving downtown. Although they may not be located in the Borough, they believe in the power of buying local and shopping small. Take time this summer to visit these businesses—and tell them you found them in Fig!
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According to the American Sleep Association, nearly 50 million Americans have a sleep disorder. And of that number, nearly half suffer from obstructive sleep apnea—a condition which, if left untreated, can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and even death. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t fall or stay asleep, are told you snore, or fall asleep at times when you shouldn’t, help is available right here in Western Delaware County. The Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers offer the oldest nationally accredited program in the Delaware Valley. Staffed by fellowship-trained physicians with decades of experience, and a skilled technical staff, Crozer-Keystone’s “dream team” can evaluate, diagnose, and treat all types of sleep disorders in both adults and children.
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“Purchasing real estate brings change: the start of a new journey and a new story. Every home is different and each client has unique dreams and goals. I offer a client-focused approach when assisting with your specific journey." -susan hall
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Set a beautiful table and give back! W H E N YO U S H O P, D O N AT E , O R V O L U N T E E R AT T H E R E S T O R E , you're helping to bring strength and stability to our neighbors through the construction of decent, affordable housing. In the last fifteen years, proceeds from the ReStores have built 16 Habitat homes in Chester County.
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Here’s how it works: Donate your gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, household items, and more. Your items are then sold to the public in the Habitat ReStores, where the proceeds go directly toward building affordable homes in our community. A local family gains a step towards independence in their new Habitat home, thanks to your generosity.
To donate, visit ReStoreChesCo.org or drop your donations off at our Caln or Kennett Square ReStores. Call 610-466-1890, or visit ReStoreChesCo.org to schedule a free pickup!
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Get together with a group of friends and win great prizes through a competitive online game that benefits your organization. Fundraisers are held on the last Friday of every month at noon.
Raise money for your non-profit in just 15 minutes B O N B I D S S U P P L I E S A L L O F T H E F U N D R A I S I N G I T E M S so you don't have to. Through an online beat-the-clock bidding game, you compete for $100 e-gift cards to popular brands. The last person to donate wins the item but watch out! Each time $1 is donated, ten seconds are added to the timer. Bonbids donates 90% of everything it raises to your non-profit of choice.
TH AT L E T YO U U N W IN D "My clients entrust me with the opportunity to tell their story through the furnishings of their home. It is my joy to create spaces that reflect their unique personalities and lifestyle." – DEBOR AH BET TCHER
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F O O D I E FAY S T R I C K L E R H A S T R AV E L E D the world, sampling exotic cuisines. As a Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Science Educator, Fay visited every state in the U.S., and seven continents. She and her husband enjoyed dining at local restaurants during their travels, savoring traditional dishes. Fay applies these experiences to her passion for cooking, baking, and hosting friends in her home. Fay recently started to use her training as a foods judge to review area restaurants and offer insight on the best offerings at local fine and casual dining establishments. Her reviews on gardenspotvillage.org connect the community to the wealth of dining opportunities locally. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because creating a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents, and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.
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“The personal attention Kiki and her team give to their customers is unheard of in today’s retail environment. I stopped in there a month ago, and they remembered what I bought 3 years ago! As a business owner, I too appreciate and value that unique attention to detail. I believe it truly makes the difference in the client experience!” – PAT T I B R E N N A N
of Jane Chalfant/Kiki Boutique Y E A R S I N B U S I N E S S : 85 years I N S P I R I N G WO M A N : Eileene Comerford, my mother-in-law K I K I C O M E R F O R D stepped into the boutique business with no formal fashion training—leaving her teaching career to take over Jane Chalfant from her mother-in-law Eileene Comerford.
Part 2: Patti Brennan COMPASSION, says Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., means understanding someone’s situation, applying the right tools, and having enough perspective to gently guide them towards a solution. That deep sense of care and responsibility is part of what brought Brennan and her loyal team of employees through what she calls “the messy middle” of the financial crisis. In the first installment of our three-part series, we met Brennan in 1990, starting a financial planning company in what most people refer to as their “laundry room,” with solid, clientfocused principles. As her young family grew, so did the company. When the financial crisis hit, Brennan made a promise to her 15 fulltime employees: “Nobody will lose their job.” It was not a pledge Brennan took lightly, and
it wasn’t one she could keep without personal sacrifice and working harder than ever before. “They were painful years,” she says, “and there was lots of uncertainty.” Through it all, she maintained faith and confidence. Weathering the storm required strategic thinking, conservative and creative planning, and a sustained focus on the clients and their needs. As word about Key Financial started to spread, those years solidified Brennan’s resolve that money is a “means to an end” and real financial planning is where financial security is born. She committed to growth by investing in a new building and, more importantly, by investing in talented people. Today, Brennan and her team continue to guide clients with wisdom and compassion through good times and bad—through successes and windfalls,
illness and job losses, changes in the tax law, and thoughtful estate planning. In part three of our series, we’ll learn how Brennan is building a legacy through supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs and investing in the community.
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“Eileene asked if I wanted to work alongside her for a bit. At first, I said no,” Kiki says. “I changed my mind very quickly.” Before Kiki took over the shop, she prepped by diving into research on fashion and retail. “But in the fashion world, you learn on the job,” she says. She credits Eileene with making the transition easy. “She stepped back, let me make changes and mistakes, and never criticized,” Kiki says. “I have immense respect for that and because she owned her own business in a time when many women didn’t work outside the home.” To balance her own family life and work, Kiki learned the importance of delegating. “When my children were in school, it was very important to me to leave the shop at three in the afternoon, to help with schoolwork and have a family dinner every evening,” Kiki says. “Learning to delegate gave me flexibility. I’ve surrounded myself with strong women that can carry on when I’m not in the shop.” When running a business, especially one in fashion, she’s learned that you have to target the customer you want to attract. “You can’t be everything for everyone,” Kiki says. It’s an important message that resonates with work-life issues too. “You must strike a balance between home and work,” she says. “Most women are over-achievers and we are used to doing it all.”
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on May 21, 2019
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...