Plan on heading out this Black Friday to get all your shopping in? Downtown West Chester is the perfect alternative to hassling at the malls this Black Friday. All the stores are open and downtown parking meters are not enforced. The municipal garages are open and accepting paid parking. The Justice Center Garage is also free Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Also, don’t forget that this Saturday, November 30, 2013 is Small Business Day! It’s a day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Shop Small and turn the day into your Small Business Saturday (see video). Remember, Parking meters are not enforced until 5pm. For more information on all things West Chester visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
I have recently become aware of the demolition plans involving more than 750 acres of woodland and farmland west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border. The area, known locally as “The Valley” but formally as “Beaver Valley” is located just minutes outside of Downtown West Chester and offers a great outdoor escape with magnificent beauties.
The land at stake adjoins the newly recognized National Monument in Delaware and Chester County. Developers are attempting to purchase this land and change zoning laws so that it may be bulldozed and built upon before the remainder of the land joins our new National Monument. This land is currently owned by the Woodlawn Trustees. Don’t let the name fool you. The Woodlawn Trustees have every intention to develop this land. The only thing stopping the development is the current zoning. However, these developers are trying to change the zoning so that they may bulldoze the land and build almost a thousand houses and a big box retail store.
Concerned citizens have created a website, wwww.savethevalley.org, to better inform people of the matter at hand. Savethevalley.org aims to put a stop to the development plans on the remaining land held by the Woodlawn Trustees and to preserve the land permanently for recreational use. Join in the fight for saving this precious land before it is too late. For more information visit www.savethevalley.org and check out this informative Youtube video. Also, sign the petition by clicking here and join in the protest on May 14th at 7pm at the Concord Twp Board of Supervisors Rezoning Meeting to show your support.
Enjoy a seven-day celebration of the culinary scene in downtown West Chester during the annual West Chester Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant offers a special multi-course, fixed-price menu for lunch or dinner and many are providing both. The event gives diners a chance to discover new eateries or get reacquainted with old favorites at a great value! Menus of participating restaurants will be posted at the beginning of West Chester Restaurant Week. See the West Chester Restaurant Week article in County Lines Magazine. Check back for more information.