News & Gossip – Week of 07/19/20

News & Gossip

After Monday’s storm there was a large rainbow over Conshohocken (pictured above).  It wasn’t a double rainbow, but it was still nice.

Rumor has it that a Conshy bar is in some hot water with the LCB and has a hearing this week to determine its future.  I couldn’t find any mention of this on the LCB’s website, but it came from a very good source.

I stopped into 8 East yesterday to check out the progress.  Above is a photo of a rock wall being constructed.  I also got a peek at a cement bar top being built by one of the owners.  Basically everything structure wise is complete and the decorative work is the focus.  I got one item wrong in my original Special Report.  The owners of 8 East did not buy Toad’s liquor license, but one from another establishment that had closed.  8 East also put up a Facebook page last week.

The Boathouse has Quizzo every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m.  For the past 11 weeks, the same team has placed first nine times and second twice.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) defended its timetable of the construction process of two bridges along Conshohocken Road, which has blocked thruway traffic for more than a year.

Izenberg’s Deli, formally of Lafayette Hill, has opened in Conshohocken at Fayette (Butler Pike) and North Lane.  They are offering some Grand Opening specials, which you can see here.

Spamps is up for Best Sushi on  Click the link to vote for them.

I have been told that there have been a couple potential jumpers (no one has actually jumped) this year in Conshohocken on the bridge.  Here is a story on how there is a coordinated response to this situation among the boroughs.

Last week we noted that Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches was looking for employees.  This week their signage went up.

Maloney’s, which is taking over the Old Mansion House, has started a Facebook group.

Kevin Swantek, vice president of sales with Independence Financial Group in Conshohocken, is organizing a fundraiser for a trust set up in memory of his brother who died suddenly. have two apartments available at 142 East 9th.

Last Thursday Londonbury hosted an event for Philadelphia Fashion WeekSa Va was the featured designer and guests came from throughout the Philly area.  There are photos in the Conshy Gallery (link below).

USA Swimming National Team member Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.) finished fourth in the men’s 10K race Sunday at the FINA Open Water World Championships in Roberval, Quebec, Canada. Crippen’s time of 2:01.05 was less than six seconds behind the winning time of Italy’s Valerio Cleri, who won in 2:00:59.30.

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company’s snack of the week is Honey Roasted Soy Beans.  Perfectly roasted soy beans rolled in a honey coating. Perfectly sweet and crunchy! This product is certified kosher. This item is certified kosher.  $2.99 per pound.

A story regarding the Wilhlemina PA, the modeling agency that recently opened a new office in Conshohocken.

An interview with Vera the owner of Lavenders Body Care Clinic in Conshohocken.

New in the Conshy Gallery

Philadelphia Fashion Week at Londonbury

Events & Happenings

Click our Daily Specials Board to see all the specials around town.

Check-out the Conshy Calendar to find our where you can see live music, play Quizzo, or attend other special events.

Tonight (Tuesday) there is a Happy Hour at Spamps to benefit the Colonial Neighborhood Council, which funds local programs like Meals on Wheels.

The Colonial Democrats are having a summer BBQ on July at the CBC.

Team Made in the Shade is having a fundraiser at Guppy’s on August 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The team is participating in the Livestrong Challenge and are running and walking to show their support for families living with cancer, cancer research and to bring awareness to Melanoma.

Robin Gupta, the owner of Guppy’s, is biking 80 miles to support the Deb Pieri Angel Foundation.  He is holding a fundraiser at Guppy’s on July 31ist from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Another yes, one more fundraiser at Guppy’s.  Guppy’s is hosting an event for Save Second Base’s 3-Day Campaign. on Monday, August 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Guppy’s is going to donate 50% of all food and drink sales to the team.

Does your dog need a cool place to run and play over the summer? The Positive Pooch offers a Thursday Night play date every week at 7:00 p.m.

The next date for Conshy Rocks at Totaro’s will be July 31th and Rick Allen and the Upsetters will be performing.

Business News

According to an amended SEC filing, a fund sponsored by PPB Advisors LLC of Conshohocken has reached $24.71 million.

The Wiley Group, a Conshohocken independent, registered investment-advisory firm, has named Shannon Breuer president of the company.