Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Get to know one of the owners of the gluten-free, dairy-free bakery in Wynnewood.
Patch wants to get to know the owner of Main Line Baking Co., a gluten-free, dairy-free bakery located at the Wynnewood train station. Get to know one of the owners of this bakery below. Name: Michael Deasey Co-Owner of: Main Line Baking Co. at the Wynnewood train station (Frank Deasey is his father and the other owner of the bakery) Age: 24 Year Established: 2011 but the Deaseys took over the bakery in January 2012. Hometown: Wynnewood Schooling: St. Joseph's Preparatory School and Fordham University. Earlier Stints: Worked at the same location years ago for the Irish Bread Shop, another bakery that once occupied the spot at the Wynnewood train station. Before taking on the Main Line Baking Co., Deasey says he's been freelancing here and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Minding Your Mind, based in Ardmore, is currently seeking speakers and volunteers.
"My name is Jordan Burnham," begins a story on a local nonprofit's website. "I suffer from depression and on September 28, 2007, I tried to take my own life, jumping out of a 9-story window." Burnham—now 24, and who after dozens of surgeries can now walk and drive—is a nationally-sought public speaker who has appeared on ESPN and the Dr. Phil Show. He is also a speaker with Ardmore-based nonprofit Minding Your Mind. Minding Your Mind focuses on combatting the stigma of mental illness and promoting health-seeking behavior through presentations and mental health forums. The organization's young adult speakers travel to local middle schools, high schools and colleges to share their own struggles with issues like depression, anxiety and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
'Coming Soon' signs are up at the Ardmore Avenue space Petunia's left years ago.
Petunia's Consignment Boutique relocated years ago, but the peeling letters on the old 22 Ardmore Ave. storefront have remained. In the past few weeks, though, a new sign has materialized: Coming Soon: Personally by Ani K. It appears some renovations are going on inside, and another sign indoors reads "Wardrobe Consulting—Expert Tailoring." Ardmore Patch reached out to the owner last week, and will update this story as more information becomes available. To get updates on this story, click "Keep Me Posted" below. To get local news in your inbox every day, sign up for our email newsletter.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Looking for a good movie to rent? Miguel Gomez of Ardmore's Viva Video shares two of his favorite recent releases.
Miguel Gomez, owner of Viva Video in Ardmore, recently shared with Patch a few of his favorite recently-released movies. We've got several more installments underway, but for now, find out more about "Compliance" and "Imposter" in the video above. Viva Video is located at 16 W Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore, and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The store can be reached at 610-649-8482.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The following local Ardmore companies have been recognized as a leading Philadelphia technology startup company.
Two companies in Ardmore were recognized on Philly Startup Leaders as part of the entrepreneurs and technolgoy leaders in the Philadelphia community. Those two companies are: If you are a local entrepreneur, startup, or related support or service organization, you, too, can add your information on WeWorkInPhilly.com, free of charge, as an individual, company, or group. The main map can be found here: http://weworkinphilly.com/companies/map. According to their website, "We Work In Philly is a community edited guide to the People, Companies, Groups, Projects, Products, and Resources that make up the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia." Currently, there are 983 members signed up, 420 companies, 70 groups, 68 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The golf tournament, to be held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, will bring an estimated 170,000 people to the area—but business owners are staying realistic.
With an estimated 170,000 people expected to attend the 2013 US Open Championship over the course of the tournament's run in June, Ardmore-area businesses are learning how they might capitalize on an unusual opportunity—while also tempering their expectations. The 2013 US Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Haverford Township, runs from June 10-16, 2013. This year will mark the fifth time Merion Golf Club has hosted the championship, the last time being 32 years ago, in 1981. Tuesday night at Ardmore Toyota, more than 30 members of the Ardmore Business Association met with USGA Championship Director Hank Thompson, USGA Volunteer and Player Services Liaison John Coppins, Lower Merion Police Lt. Dave Snyder and Long and Foster …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Take a look at Todd Kimmell's collection of reclaimed vintage and antique images, and maybe get some bowling in.
Like he does with all the art he restores, Todd Kimmell saw some potential in the basement of Ardmore’s Masonic Lodge. Unused for about 50 years, the room and its ancient bowling alley were collecting dust until last year, when Kimmell transformed the basement from a storage space into a studio and gallery for his business. The Grand Review, a collection of art prints created from reclaimed vintage and antique images, moved into the lodge in 2011. The unique gallery space has an equally unique collection of art. Kimmell works with everything from Civil War-era stamps to candy wrapper images of movie stars, hunting them in flea markets, friends’ attics and beyond. “It’s a never ending quest,” Kimmell told Patch during a visit to the gallery…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Which of these new establishments can count you as a customer?
The year 2012 saw plenty of churn in the local business landscape. Here are some of the businesses that opened this year in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood: Which new businesses are we leaving out? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A lease has been signed for a location on Greenfield Ave.
Updated 12/6/12: Read the update to this story, an interview with Iron Hill Brewery Owner Kevin Finn. *** Iron Hill Brewery has signed a lease to open a new brewery and restaurant in Ardmore, according to Lower Merion retail coordinator Heidi Tirjan. The brewery, with nine locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (and another just announced in Voorhees, N.J.), will be moving into 60 Greenfield Ave., the previous home of Norman Carpet One. “We’ve been working with them for years to get them to come to Ardmore,” Tirjan said. “We’re so excited — I think it will bring not only people from the community but also people outside the community to the restaurant and [downtown Ardmore]." Click "Keep Me Posted," below, to get updates as …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Wynnewood restaurant, in business for 16 years, closed for the last time on Friday.
And just like that, a Wynnewood staple is no more: after 16 years in Lower Merion, Sam's Grill shut its doors for the last time on Friday night. The 2,417-foot space, located in the Wynnewood Shopping Center, is listed as available on the Federal Realty website. "Thank you," reads a sign on the restaurant's door, in bold lettering. The sign continues: Thank you to all of our devoted customers, neighbors and friends for 16 wonderful years at Sam’s Grill. We will miss seeing you and your families and hope that you’ll join us at our Center City locations, Devil’s Alley and Smokin’ Betty’s. Have a happy and healthy New Year! While the restaurant previously had a red scrawling "Sam's Grill" sign above its storefront, the lettering has been gone…