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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Small businesses are no stranger to Chestnut Hill. Shops, boutiques and restaurants flood Germantown Avenue. Whether it is an upscale clothing boutique, a small frozen yogurt shop or a historical store a customer wants, their needs can be met all within one street. With business so abundant, it shouldn’t be a surprise that an association […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Recruiting Retail To Combat Vacancies

Chestnut Hill: Recruiting Retail To Combat Vacancies

Growing up in Chestnut Hill means trips to Bredenbeck’s Bakery for hand dipped ice cream in the summer, perusing trinkets at the Antique Gallery’s outdoor tables, stopping by O’Doodles for bubbles or other small toys, and grabbing dinner at McNally’s Tavern before heading home. Those are a few of the stores along the Avenue that […]

 

Northwest: Five Small Businesses in Chestnut Hill That Stuck Through The Years

Northwest: Five Small Businesses in Chestnut Hill That Stuck Through The Years

The stretch of Germantown Avenue that makes up Chestnut Hill’s main business district is home to many family owned and operated businesses. The Chestnut Hill Business Association represents more than 125 shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Philadelphia Neighborhoods went out and talked to five business owners who have kept shop in the neighborhood over […]

 By Aaron Stevens and Christine Mattson

Chestnut Hill: Businesses Come Together to Create a Magical Weekend

Chestnut Hill: Businesses Come Together to Create a Magical Weekend

On the third weekend in October, businesses along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill came together to transform a few blocks into J.K. Rowling’s magical world of Harry Potter. The Chestnut Hill Business Association put on the 3th annual Harry Potter Festival along with The Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament held at Chestnut Hill College. The festival […]

 By Nichole Baldino and Greg Paone

Chestnut Hill: Restaurant Month Brings Reservations to Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: Restaurant Month Brings Reservations to Germantown Avenue

“[Restaurant Month] is a definite reason to check out Chestnut Hill,” said Anne McNally, owner of McNally’s Tavern at 8634 Germantown Ave. Her restaurant is just one of many participating in this month’s festivities. For the month of March, participating restaurants in Chestnut Hill are offering various lunch and dinner specials. Germantown Avenue will be […]

 By Megan McNerney and Angelo Fichera

Chestnut Hill: Zoo, Business Association Bring ‘Lorax’ Trail to Town

Chestnut Hill: Zoo, Business Association Bring ‘Lorax’ Trail to Town

With the change of season this weekend in Chestnut Hill, so too came the spirit of a popular children’s book. Germantown Avenue came alive with the spirit of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which focuses on the environment. Parents and children who took part in The Trail of the Lorax event, presented by the Chestnut Hill […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Environmental Activists Want to Bring Big Bellies to the Hill

Chestnut Hill: Environmental Activists Want to Bring Big Bellies to the Hill

When you hear the word Grinch you probably think of the green monster that destroyed a holiday in the whimsical Dr. Seuss book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas“, but a local environmental group is working on saving a community rather than obliterating it. Green in Chestnut Hill, or its acronym, GRiNCH, wants to educate the […]

 By Jennifer Lee

Chestnut Hill: Battling the Economic Downturn in an Upscale Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Battling the Economic Downturn in an Upscale Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill is known to be a destination for unique boutiques, shops and restaurants. But recently, some local shop owners have gone out of business or are struggling to stay open. To try and stimulate sales along this stretch of Germantown Avenue, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has been supporting the national retail campaign called […]