A couple of weeks ago we introduced to you Skylight Coworking, the new collaborative office environment located at 214 Bridge Street. While they have been open for the past few weeks, tomorrow will be their official Grand Opening. Beginning at 2pm, the celebration will give you the chance to speak with founder Shannon Coghlan Reiss about the advantages of coworking and how you can benefit from this up-and-coming professional movement. You will also get to enjoy the paintings of Elisabeth Olver, Skylight's resident artist, whose original renderings will be in constant rotation on their walls to encourage creativity, entrepreneurialism, and accomplishment. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 2:14 and light snacks and beverages will be available.
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