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Barn Shops open holiday season

Party time at the Barn Shops

The holiday season got underway Saturday night at the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. It was a party atmosphere with live music and people sitting around fire pits in the front parking lot. Santa was visiting and taking Christmas toy requests at Chrome Hair Salon and there was food from Chadds Café. Green Acres Florist and Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery stayed ...

 
 

Agave to get liquor license

Agave restaurant in Chadds Ford will soon be able to sell liquor. The restaurant, at 1620 Baltimore Pike in the strip mall where the U.S. Post Office is located, currently is BYOB but township supervisors last night approved a liquor license transfer from Ridley Township. Restaurant co-owner Chris Medina and Agave General Manager Rory Hirst testified that there would ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

• If a proposed budget for next year matches the preliminary budget that was discussed on Oct. 24, Chadds Ford Township property owners won’t be hit with any tax increase. That preliminary budget, discussed at last night’s workshop, anticipates $1.1 million in revenues and expenses. That’s a 6.99 percent increase over this year’s, but taxes will remain as they are ...

 

Possible new look for Chadds Ford Village

It’s only a sketch plan at this point and could take several years before it becomes a reality, if ever. But the face of Chadds Ford Village could become a lot different if it goes through. Attorney Michael Hochman, representing Pleasant Valley LLC, introduced the plan to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission during its Oct. 10 meeting. No action was taken since it’s ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Concord approves updated Ridge Road plan

Concord Township Council, Tuesday night, approved what was considered a “minor amendment” to the controversial Shops at Ridge Road plan that allows a new shopping center at Ridge Road and Route 202. A series of lawsuits in 2017 — with Chadds Ford Township involved — led eventually to the original plan going through, but a member of Concord Township’s Planning ...

 

Republicans blame Democrats for ‘uncivil discourse’

Chadds Ford Republicans held their annual luncheon over the weekend and a strong message was to get out the vote. “Voter motivation, who is motivated to vote, we’re lacking in that,” said Andy Reilly, secretary of the Pennsylvania GOP. Reilly said the lack of motivation in the Republican ranks is understandable because they have the White House. When Obama was in ...

 

Possible HARB expansion in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are considering expanding the role of the Historic and Architecture Review Board. A resolution on the matter is expected to be on the agenda for the board’s Oct. 3 meeting. During the Sept. 26 workshop meeting, Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the idea is to have the HARB take stock of historically significant buildings so the ...

 

A bite of history in Chadds Ford

There’s now a place in Chadds Ford where patrons can get a taste of history, quite literally, as well as a bite to eat. The new café, Chadds Café and Shop opened in the Barn Shops Saturday. Half the shop is dedicated to strombolis from the Romano family. According to Pete Romano, his grandfather — Nazzareno Romano — invented the stromboli 75 years ago in Essington. ...

 

Delco DA launches community-law enforcement camera program

In an effort to proactively address crime and also keep residents safe in Delaware County, District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland launched a countywide community camera partnership program for homeowners and businesses to register their camera systems. Joined by Delaware County Council Chairman John P. McBlain and police chiefs from Delaware County, the announcement ...

 

Andrew looks to topple Barrar

He might be a longshot, but Anton Andrew thinks he has a chance to oust Steve Barrar from the state House. Andrew is the Democrat running against Barrar, a 22-year state representative for Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District. The Democrats think Barrar is vulnerable. “Every day I become more convinced,” Andrew said Thursday night as the Kennett Area Democrats ...