much more. It offers a comprehensive approach for entrepreneurs seeking scalable quality space and acts as a business resource for emerging entrepreneurs and small professional businesses. “Our meeting and event space also inspires creativity and productivity,” says Chad Williams. He is a co-founder and partner of the parent company align5 and is responsible for leading the company’s business development. “Our name is a reflection of our belief that simplicity is much better than complexity, and we work with companies to help them in a variety of ways, whether it be high growth, building a world-class culture, coaching senior leaders, or exiting through our Investment Banking Services.” Entrepreneurs of all types should be checking out align.Space. Economic sustainability can easily partner with environmental sustainability as downtown welcomes such restaurants as Liquid Eatery, 18 N High Street, and Love Again Local, 18 S Church Street. Both are truly vegan, using locally sourced, plant-based food with gluten-free and non-GMO options.
“We are lucky to be located in Pennsylvania where we can find the freshest local organic dairies, produce and cheeses,”says Vincenzo Tettamanti, owner and chef at Gemelli Artisanal Gelato Dessert Café.
“Our culture has forever struggled to find the answers to eating healthy foods that are prepared fresh, fast and, most importantly, are fun to make, eat, and share,” states Evan Ross, owner of Liquid Eatery. And eating this way, besides being healthy, can be an adventure. “Join us on a culinary journey around the globe as we explore the tastes of superior plantbased nutrition,” writes Elena Mascherino, owner of Love Again Local. “Great cooking isn't just about recipes — it's about techniques. We offer cooking classes where you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by a professional plantbased health coach.”
photos © Gemelli When the Warner Theater opened in 1930 (“Warner” referred to Warner Bros.), it could seat an audience of 1,500. It quickly became the entertainment center of Chester County. The theater has been repurposed into the Hotel Warner at 118 N High Street and still accommodates thousands of visitors each year. But healthy communities need healthy theaters, and the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, repurposed from the historic Armory, now has that distinction. Among the many theater companies that call Uptown! home, The Resident Theatre Company or RTC, is a professional company started by Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, who is also its Producing Artistic Director. RTC produces professional plays and musicals (currently, the popular Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is playing through April 14). But RTC does not just produce shows, it works to “create a thriving, inclusive creative community in West Chester, where people can discover theatre, interact with the artists, find people with common interests, and feel like they are part of the community,”
APRIL 2019 THEWCPRESS.COM
Voice of the Borough