News & Gossip – Week of 9/6/10

News & Gossip

Isabella is the new restaurant projected to opening the week of September 21st at 382 Elm Street.  Isabella is owned by Tom Richter, a local businessman, and Peter Dissin, an experienced restauranter.  Isabella’s menu will feature Spanish inspired tapas and artisan pizzas.  The space allows for inside and outside dining.

They are still hanging artwork around the main dining area.

The second floor is really cool.  There are a ton of windows and ample space for dancing (they hope to sublease the space to a dance instructor).  The liquor license does not currently cover the second floor, so they are working on expanding it.  There is also a very cool loft that overlooks this space that is set-up with furniture.

El Limon’s sign went up last week on Fayette Street.  I haven’t been able to speak with the ownership, so I don’t know the projected opening date.

Maloney’s Pub at the Old Mansion House opened last week (Mike Maloney pictured center).  Maloney’s specials have been added to the Daily Specials Board page and their kitchen opens today for lunch.

8 East is putting the finishing touches on the decorative elements.  Above is a stone wall they built at one end of their bar.  They are projected to open towards the end of September as well.

The space on Fayette Street that was formally Minuteman Press (which moved across the street) was to be a Clear Wireless location, however, “For Rent” signs are back up on the windows.

Da’Rel Scott of Conshohocken is a star running back at the University of Maryland.

The space that had been a Blockbuster Video at Ridge and Butler has been subdivided into several smaller spaces.  I have been told a Five Guys Burger & Fries is going into one space, but not sure about the others yet.

Conshohocken’s Blackfish Restaurant and Flanigan’s Boathouse are participating in Main Line Restaurant Week that is taking place September 27th to October 3rd.  Click on their names to see their menus.

Lavender’s was profiled in the Times-Herald.

Conshy Kids Baskets for Education (visit us on facebook) will be making its annual debut at the Conshohocken FunFest-please stop and visit our table. They have some amazing donations, from a house cleaning to a car detailing!  Last year, they were able to promote and support local businesses with 70 baskets while raising money for Conshohocken Elementary. They are still in need of donations, big or small, to reach their goal for this year.  They will be making appearances at the Farmers’ Market also before their drawing on October 14th.  If you would like to get involved please contact

TV personalities Vinnie and Cody from “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior,” made an appearance last Thursday night at Andy’s Diner on Ridge Pike, to help promote a Toys for Tots fundraiser.

Conshohocken businessman,Michael O’Neill, helps suburban Catholic schools create endowments.

Montco has proposed creating a transportation authority.

A profile of a man that shines shoes in Conshohocken.

Grants for projects aimed at improving the quality of water in the Schuylkill River were announced.

New in the Conshy Gallery

Opening Night at Maloney’s Pub

Events & Happenings

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

I will be adding an NFL Specials page later this week.  This will list the specials for all of the sponsoring bars/restaurants that occur during all NFL games and/or Eagles games.

Did you know Stella Blu delivers for lunch?  From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. you can have lunch delivered right to your office or home.  You can check out the lunch menu here.  Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon also offer on-site and off-site catering!

Did you know that Trattoria Totaro offers a free glass of homemade Sangria Monday through Friday?

Special of the Week – Pasta Via offers a Meal Deal for $29.99 (feeds 4-6).  Choose from chicken parm, chicken marsala, chicken florentine or chicken picante.  Includes salad & garlic sticks. Mon-Thurs. (not to be combined w/any other offers)

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

Karen and Mark Arnold are holding a beef and beer fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Guppy’s Good Times (2 Maple) in Conshohocken. Mark is a two-time lymphoma survivor. Shabby Road will perform and raffle prizes include sitting in on the 93.3 WMMR’s Preston and Steve show and 610 WIP’s Angelo Cataldi morning show and much more. Tickets are $35 each. For more info, call 267-231-9134 or e-mail

Boccin’ 4 Boobies (B4B) is being held on October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Conshohocken Bocce Club. The Bocce Tournament is held to raise money for the Breast Cancer 3Day.   In addition to the tournament there is scrumptious food, a silent auction, raffles, music and drinks.

Jack and Brian Coll are hosting a History Night to benefit the Conshohocken Free Library on October 15th. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a history program and slide show. The event will be held at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken. Tickets are $45.00.  For more info or to purchase tickets call Coll Custom Framing at (610) are very limited and can be bought here or the Library, and for those who can not get to either of those locations, The Tratorria Totaro will have tickets available as well. They are catering the event.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church will celebrate its 97th Annual Italian Festival in honor of its patrons Saints Cosmas and Damian from Thursday September 23, 2010 through Sunday September 26, 2010. The activities will occur on the parish grounds, which are located at 5th Avenue and Maple Street, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.  The annual festival is comprised of a three day Triduum as well as Block Party and Carnival.  The Block Party and Carnival will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The feast will begin on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM with the first of three Solemn Triduum Masses which conclude with the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday. There will be Masses in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damian, the Parish patrons, on Sunday, September 26th, and the annual Street Procession and Healing Prayer Service will follow.

The Positive Pooch will be conducting a course for The Canine Good Citizen Test beginning on Wednesday September 15th at 7pm. It is a 3 week course which includes 2 weeks of practice followed by the test on the 3rd week. It is a good accomplishment you and your dog, especially if you may be interested in therapy work now or in the future. For more info about this test please visit my website at and click on Canine Good Citizen Test. The fee for the course is $85.00 and it includes the test. Sign up today… Class size will be limited.

Business News

Carl Teitelman, president and chief strategy officer at Conshohocken-based 20nine, has left the firm after 15 months.

Conshohocken-based Viridity Energy is designing a system to help SEPTA utilize hybrid energy in the subway system.