Weinsteain's showroom is wonderful. I beleive they sell mainly or maybe solely to contracotrs, but the public can make an appoinment to come in and look around, then order what they want for their plumber to pick up and install. The bath fixtures are beautiful and I wanted everything I saw (we were only there to pick out two new toilets). Thhis is really the place to get some ideas if yo're doing some remodeling or new for new construction.
The West Chester railroad no longer runs every day as a commuter train, but on certain weekends at certain times ofthe year, you can take a short ride through mostly picturesque countryside and have a bit of fun. There are "Santa" trains at Christmastime, HAlloween rides, and other special weekend events. The Santa train stops at a small railroad station a few miles from West Chester and everyone gets off the train. Santa is waiting inside the station to talk to all the kids. Then everyone boards the train again to ride back to West Chester. There's carol singing and other surprises during the ride.
One thing: for this train ride, dress warmly. The train is quite cold when you board and the old-fashioned heater really doesn't warm the passenger cars very well until the return trip. Wear lots of layers.
We've known Ted Hartz for many years and when it comes to custom framing, he's the best. His work is exceptional and you won't be sorry. He really knows his business.
Happy Days --located in Malvern and near Downingtown, tries to be a diner from the 50s. The look is almost right and it's kind of a fun place, but the food is just OK--nothing exceptional. Still the menu is farily large. Just don't expect 50s prices.
My son attened this preschool and now my granddaughters are or have been students. This is a small, very close-knit school and the parents are mostly young professionals. The program ranges from a 2-day-per-week class for 3-yr-olds, to a 4-day class for 4-yr-olds. There's a program for 5-yr-olds, too. One thing to know is that this is a co-operative school, meaning that parents must commit to spending time in the classroom assisting the teachers on a rotating basis. This keeps parents very involved in what's happening in teh school.
Brenda's is THE place to go for vacuum cleaner sales and service in this area. She carriesmany brands and styles from lightweights to heavy-duty models.If you need replacement bags, drive belts, or any other part, chances are she has it. She services what she sells, too and always does a great job of repairing whatever is broken. Brenda is truly the Queen!
Four dogs is located in a very old building that has maintained it's rustic, antique look. The decor is dog-centric and fun. The food is very good and is a bit more casual and less pricey than the tavern's next-door neighbor, the Marshalton Inn. Four Dogs has a beautiful outdoor seating area in warm weather and live music is available some nights. Sometimes a real dog or two wanders by to keep you company. This is a relaxed place to enjoy a quick dinner or even just a sandwich with friends--or come out on Sunday for a yummy brunch.
West Chester Scoop has expanded from just a small ice cream parlor to serving coffee, donuts, and some lunch items. Good ice cream, friendly staff. They also serve ice cream at some local events.
Henry's carries loads of nice jewelry--if you can afford it. The store is much larger and brighter than it used to be years ago. They carry some nicer sportswear, too--mostly shirts, sweats, and jackets.
I visit this shop every year just to see how bad it's deteriorated from teh year before. It used to be kind of fun--cheaper than most of the boardwalk shops--but now it's just junky. Cartons piled everywhere and hardly enough room to move around. The swimsuits in teh back of the shop are ridiculously high priced and have probably been there for years.