Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 09/19/2011

News & Gossip

The Outbound Station, located near the Conshohocken Train Station, has closed.  The owners, whose main business is a building and development company, determined that they had to focus on a large project in North Carolina.  Former mayor Joe Collins still owns the property.

A few restaurants are launching new websites and menus.  Stay tuned for more info on that……

Look at me, I was quoted in the paper……

FEMA and PEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in response to the flooding recently at the Montgomery County Public Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, in Conshohocken. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The LCB officially killed the wine vending machines produced by Conshohocken-based Simple Brands.

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has all types of lollipops including Dum Dums!

Real Estate

Here is a breakdown of all the homes for sale and rent in Conshohocken courtesy of

You may remember posts about Thomas’ Peak Townhouses that are minutes from Conshy and Plymouth Country Club.  The developers have reduced the price to $199,999 and will pay up to $5,500 the first year in property taxes.  It would be impossible to find similar home in Conshy at anywhere near that price.  For more details contact Mike Sroka at (484) 531-5844.

Foodie Events

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Meet the Candidates, and the Whitemarsh Business Association have invited all of the local candidates to the Conshohocken Cafe on Monday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is your chance to ask questions of all the candidates in an informal setting. You can see all the details here.

Events, Happenings & Specials

Think Brownstone is hosting Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament on October 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Sutcliffe Park.  For full details email

A Night at the Races is being held on Saturday, October 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to benefit for Washies Fire Company. This event, held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Special Events Committee, includes the races, food, refreshments, door prizes, tombola table, 50/50, and more.

Daily Grind Fitness would like to invite you to 8 East Restaurant in Conshohocken @ 8:30 p.m. on this Wednesday, September 21st for an educational workshop focusing on the importance of maintaining a pH balanced system. They will introduce Yoli, an evolution in antioxidant rich, performance-enhancing health beverages.

Baggataway Tavern has a Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with free wings, select $3 craft beers, $5 select cocktails and $5 select premium glasses of wine.

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and Totaro’s Restaurant in Conshohocken is celebrating ‘Bourbon Week’ through Saturday, September 24th.  Each evening guests will be treated to a tasting of three of the finest bourbons, as well as three perfectly pairing dishes prepared by the talented chefs of Totaro’s, for just $25.

8 East is holding a fundraiser for firefighters on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a bunch of specials and a firefighter wing eating contest.

Click here for all the details on S.S. Cosmas & Damian Annual Feast which is this week.

Spamps has great new drinks and interesting new wines to try that will really capture the spirit of the fall season! On Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. you are invited to a Cocktail & Wine Tasting upstairs and mingle with other people that share the same interests as you.  Call to make a reservation and just buy your ticket at the door. $30 for snacks and drinks.

Social Impact and Gypsy Saloon invite you to “One Last Walk On The Boardwalk” on September 23d from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The evening will include live music inside and outside, complementary food & discounted drinks, casual attire, tons of raffle prizes. There is a $10 donation requested at the door. All proceeds will benefit Social Impact Inc and their 2011 cause — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Join RYAH Yoga on October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Here Comes the Sun: An Exploration of Sun Salutations, a complete breakdown and exploration of Surya Namaskar A and B. This is perfect for beginners or for students looking to strengthen the foundation of their practice.

Secret Service is returning to Spamps on September 29th.

Cradles to Crayons rescheduled their their first ever Young Friends Miniature Golf Tournament for Wednesday, September 28th at Tee’s. Teams of 4 are $100 and an Individual Registration is $30. Local bars, restaurants, and businesses will be sponsoring the event as well as generously donating appetizers and prizes! There will be a post event happy hour at the Gypsy Saloon, their 18th hole sponsor.

The second annual “I Fall in Conshy” Bar Crawl will be held on October 1st.

Business News

Conshohocken-based Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare’s toughest financial and IT challenges, recently announced their new strategic partnership with Virtual Benefits Administrator to complete the 5010 interface project for VBA’s claims platform.

OpenDesks released “Workspace Map” recently, an interactive map that helps mobile professionals locate and book places to meet and work on-demand. The feature is the latest move in OpenDesks’ quest to become the go-to shared resource solution for the growing mobile workforce. has created a Business Group on LinkedIN. If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member. This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. I would love to get more people and companies in the big buildings involved with the site and community.