News & Gossip – Week of 03/29/10

And now…Coffee!

The Outbound Station opened last Saturday in the little building at the train station in Conshohocken.  Here are a couple photos:

The Outbound Station serves La Colombe coffee and pastries from Le Bus.  Learn more on their Facebook page.  They are open and their Grand Opening is this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New paper went up in the windows of the former nail saloon at the corner of Fayette and 1st.  It looks like Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches might finally start construction.

That was fast!  Conshohocken Grill & Subs has already closed.  They were located in former “antique” shop on the left side of Fayette as your approached North Lane.  They were only open for a few months.

There was a big crowd out for the rescheduled St. Patrick’s Day Parade this past Saturday.

Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy hosted the annual Shoebie Cup Regatta on Saturday at the Hines Rowing Center in Conshohocken.

Spamps is having an pep rally on April 7th at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the return of the Phillies.  There will be $3.00 Bud and Bud Lite 16 oz. aluminums, $1.00 hotdogs and $5.00 cheesesteaks (on Conshy Bakery rolls), plus Philly music during commercials and door prizes.

This Thursday at Spamps…Secret Service.

A bachelor auction is being planned for April 24th at Guppy’s.  More details soon.

Outdoor dining is permitted along Fayette Street and other areas beginning April 1.

Need to get out of Conshy for a few days?  My brother has last minute availability for Homes and Villa Rentals during the 2010 Verizon Heritage of Golf  on Hilton Head Island from April 11-19, 2010.  Availability includes Harbour Town Villa, Sea Pines Golf View Villa, Oceanfront and Ocean View Homes & Villas. Stay in the center of the action or stay on the beach.  Either way, you can enjoy the tournament and the Island.  For more info visit his website or call Brian at 843-564-5538.

There are two upcoming fundraising events to support the 4th of July Fireworks.  The first is an Oldies Night featuring Sam Lit at the TK Club on April 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

The second event is a Pig Roast (or a Pig Pickin’ for those of you from south of the Mason Dixon Line like myself) at the Bocce Club on June 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.  To buy tickets for either event, make a donation or for more info contact Liam McGuigan at

Flyer’s legend Bobby Clarke is returning to Guppy’s on April 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrity bartend and help raise money for Janie Carbo, a little girl with a rare genetic disorder called MIDAS syndrome (Microphthalmia, Dermal Apalsia, Sclerocornea).  This Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Kathy Romano of WMMR and Pro Bowler (the football kind) Quintin Mikell will be the celebrity bartenders.

Over the spring/summer, and Tangerine Video will be producing some video vignettes about Conshohocken.  Here is a video they produced for a wedding held in Conshy.

Talk about a convergence of forces.  The Great American Pub brought back Paddy Well this past Saturday for a second performance when the original St. Patrick’s Day Parade was rained out two weeks ago.  Not only did they handle a huge parade crowd, they also had a wedding upstairs in the Valley Top Ballroom.  It was fun to see the wedding party have a police escort down Fayette Street just before the start of the parade.

M Bar has a Ladies Nite ever Wednesday offering $4.00 glass house wines from 5 pm. to 10:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $2.00 Domestic Drafts and $3.00 Selected Imported Drafts.

Edwards-Freeman’s candy of the week is Ashers dark chocolate coconut cream egg for $3.75.  You only have a few more days before Easter!

Flanigan’s Boathouse is hosting Quizzo tonight at 9:00 p.m. and tomorrow is their legendary Wing-It Wednesday when you get a free order of wings with the purchase of every pitcher.

Over in West Conshohocken, Gypsy Saloon has a Girl’s Night Out every Monday.  Buy One Entree, Get 1/2 Off Second Entree of Equal or Lessor Value (the Mussel Special Not Included).  Drink Specials are $6.00 Champagne or Kir Royale, $4.00 Svedka Cocktails, $4.00 Flying Fish Draft and $2.50 Miller Lite Bottles.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Trattoria Totaro is offering a three course fixed priced menu for $24.95.  Don’t forget that they also offering catering for special events.

Get unWINEd every Thursday at Pepperoncini with $5.00 glass house wine and $10.00 off any bottle.

Did you know you can have breakfast at Totaro’s?  They are offering breakfast Wednesday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and are serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, and anything else to order!

The Donofrio Classic, in its 50th year as a single elimination all-star tournament held at the Fellowship House for the best boys basketball players in the Philadelphia-South Jersey area, kicked off yesterday.

Ikea, which has a store and offices in Conshohocken, was named one of the world’s most ethical companies.

The 76’ers’ Samuel Dalambert was spotted at BJ’s in Conshohocken this past weekend.

Lucinda Holt of Conshohocken’s ClickEquations was quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Ikea is offering free kid’s activities the next few days.

Tell this guy why to try the bars in West Conshy.

The Outpost Bar and Grill (not in Conshy) announced today that they have received confirmation from Guinness Word Records™ for their attempt to make the world’s longest hot dog. The current record is 17.5 m (57.5 ft) and was made by Conshohocken Bakery and Berks Meat Packing for the 20th Annual Corvettes for Kids fundraiser at Bally (USA) on August 14, 2005.  They will attempt to beat the record over Labor Day.

Mike French, one of the owners of Baggataway, is a graduate of Cornell from 1976 and hosted a viewing party last weekend for local Cornell graduates and fans.