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Some Friday Items of Interest

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · General, News, Politics, Real Estate

The weather is great and the summer is just about over.  So, its time to get the last of the nice weather in with some outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy…

  1. Check out the Conshohocken Fun Fest, which is taking place this weekend.  I have frequented the FF only a couple of times in my 5 years as a resident and it always seems like a good time for the family.  Now that I actually have a family and the fact that the FF is moving to a new location at the “A” field, I’m looking forward to attending even more.  I’ll be the one lugging a 7-month old on my back in one of those sweet kid carrier backpack contraptions.  I just bought it, let’s hope my son likes it.
  2. It is Mexican Night at Gypsy Saloon on Thursday’s nights.  I’m a fan of the Gypsy.  It is one of the few remaining local bars that has both good drinks, good atmosphere and good food.  I’m looking your way, Spamps!
  3. I’m looking forward to the annual SS. Cosmas and Damian Feast on West 5th Ave.  It is small and a bit lame, but I love the pork sandwiches and the steamed clams.  Hey, I’m a foodie at heart!

Lastly, I wanted to post a note about the recent decision by Borough Council to look into the sale of the former Borough Hall, also known as the J. Ellwood Lee House.  I love this building.  It is is a shame that Council could not financially (or logistically) figure out a way to clean the place up to continue using it for as offices.  Instead, they moved to leased space and then bought the former Verizon Building.  Then, they put the Verizon Building up for sale, in the worst real estate market in 20 years.  Now, they are going to keep the Verizon Building, rehab it for use as office space and vacate the leased space.  Ok fine, at least they are moving forward with a plan.  I may not agree with the plan, but it’s a plan.

For the latest and greatest in Real Estate question marks, Council has decided to once again “consider” selling the old Borough Hall.  I have to give Councilman Paul McConnell credit, he was the lone “no” vote on the sale, because:

“I don’t believe we have an all-encompassing plan for the properties,” he said. “I don’t believe we should start moving properties until we have that all-encompassing plan of which buildings will be used for what and who will go where.”

I have to give him credit, at least he recognizes that there is no plan and he wants to wait to see.  Not sure why everyone else on Council doesn’t think the same way.

Take care, have a good weekend and see you at the Fun Fest!

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  • Jean K

    Went to the Fun Fest and enjoyed it. One small suggestion – move the music to the end of the field, away from the vendors. I wanted to look at the books that the library had but the music was blasting in my ears there so I didn’t stop. Music wasn’t bad – just too loud. Maybe next year have the music and the beer garden away from the vendors? Otherwise, I thought it was pretty good. I liked the new venue.

  • Brian

    Yep, that would be my only complaint as well. We ended up eating our lunch on the opposite side of the field because the music was simply way too loud. I want to enjoy my lunch, not scream over it.

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