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Updates on several downtown buildings

In Dennis Wrigt's article on 2/23/07, he wrote about a discussion he had with Barry Cassidy. Among other things they discussed what was going on with some of the store fronts in town. Some we already knew about but others were new, at least to me. Some highlights from the article

In no particular order, the former Seachrist's will become Molly Maguire's; the Hotel Washington will transform into Ryan's Pub; the former Scioli's Used Furniture and Antiques is slated to be Earthmart; and the former Sleepy Hollow is going to be a French bistro.
A major restaurant is scheduled to move into the former Dan's Sports Pub; the former Phoenix Tavern will become a high-end fabric store; and Troxell's Jewelry will be occupied by Romantic Jewelers from West Chester.
"Romantic Jewelers will be going to the Zoning Hearing Board to make the building into three apartments on top," said Cassidy.
Tom Carnevale, of Carnevale Eustis Architects, Inc., may be moving his office next door to Jaworski's Music Center; the Superintendent's Building will begin its refurbishing next month; and several people are vying for Jerry Davis' old building.
"We have a lot of high-end people looking for properties in this town," Cassidy said "It's hard to buy buildings on this street. Just because people see a vacancy doesn't mean it is available."
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"What we are looking at are more restaurants to feed everyone that comes to town," [Cassidy] said. "We don't need to have too many takeout places. We don't want to look like the boardwalk."
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When I asked him about what business would he bring to Phoenixville if he had the opportunity, Cassidy didn't hesitate and said, "Trader Joe's."


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Nice to finally hear some updates on what is being planned for downtown. Still have a lot of concerns about parking (or lack there of) but that will sort itself out eventually I'd imagine. For now I will look at the positive and wish the new business owners much success.

Source: The Phoenix.

Comments

ron c said…
Trader Joe's would be a great addition to the downtown.
Matt said…
I would def think that a Trader Joes or a Wholefoods would be a fantastic addition to this town. Not that Kimberton Wholefoods is a bad place to go, but I think if it was more accessible and can offer competitive prices like Trader Joe's can, than it may be worth it.

The earth would love it too.

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