On Friday, September 26th at 7:30 PM, Steel City Coffee House will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Tasting. This event is to support and raise funds for the Citizen Advocacy Group of Chester County, located here in Phoenixville. Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization that helps initiate one-to-one relationships between people in the community who have disabilities and their neighbors. The night will feature wine's from Chaddsford Winery and artisan cheese's, a talk about wine and cheese pairings, and music by Trevor Gordon Hall. Tickets are limited and are $25.00 each. There will be a silent auction as well. Tickets can be purchased at www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com, at Steel City Coffee House, or from Moira Mumma or Alica Warner with Citizen Advocacy Group by calling 610-933-1299.
Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors. On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow. --- Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up. "The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything." Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store. --- Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and s