What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Hospital Thrift Shop to reopen at new location

The Phoenixville Hospital Thrift Shop, which closed its doors on March 1st, has found a new location which should be familiar to those who have shopped there in the past. The new store will be located across the street from the old at 228/230 Church St.

Source: The Phoenix

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Phoenixville a place to be

The March issue of Philadelphia Magazine focused on real estate in and around the Philadelphia area. In it, they highlighted 40 towns that they anticipate seeing 'big popularity gains in the next 10 years...'. And we were listed! Phoenixville was one of three in Chester County, along with West Chester and Willistown, that PM recognized.

Article isn't online so go pick up a copy.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Phoenixville Education Center closer to a reality

The proposed Phoenixville Education Center, to be located at Franklin Commons on the borough's North Side, is one step closer to becoming a reality. Two universities have agreed to offer programs starting as early as Sept. 07.

From the article in the 3/1/07 issue of The Phoenix

Neumann College, with its main campus in Aston, and Reading's Alvernia College, which has additional off-campus programs in Pottsville and Philadelphia, have both agreed to establish undergraduate and graduate program offerings in Phoenixville, in fields ranging from elementary education and criminal justice to accounting and business administration.
Each college would have its own space within the complex, but many facilities - including a commissary, a fitness center, student union, and a day-care center - would be cooperatively managed, and the costs shared.

This would be a great addition to Phoenixville as it would provide numerous new jobs as well as bring it people from all over the area. Both can only help the businesses in town who rely on heavy foot traffic. It will also give those of us who want to further their education an extremely convenient, and high quality, way to do so.

Source: The Phoenix

More information on the Phoenixville Education Center can be found at http://www.franklincommons.net/