News/Gossip – Week of 10/19/09


Did “all you zombies” know that Rob Hyman of The Hooters has a music studio in Conshohohocken?  It is called Elm Street Studios.  Artists that have recorded in Conshy include Cyndi Lauper, The Hooters, Joan Osborne and Train.

The Hooters performed live from Conshohocken on CBS3’s new show at noon.  You can watch the performance here.

Congratulations to Spring Mill Cafe for being named as one of the best places to brunch by Philadelphia Magazine.  Spring Mill Cafe was recognized under the “Peace and Quiet” category.

The owner of Cafe Zesty in Manayunk is considering opening an outpost in Conshohocken at the location of what use to be a former jazz bar at 382 Elm.  It is the spot with an old sign with a saxophone and the words “Philly Blew.”


What is rumored to be the “Conshohocken Steak & Sub Shop” going in on Fayette Street just before North Lane appears to have put some scaffolding up to do some exterior improvements on the building.  This is welcomed because I always thought this was the one rundown looking area of our main thoroughfare.

Former Conshohocken business owner Arthur Kade, brought his “journey to stardom” back to West Conshy for lunch at the Gypsy Saloon last Thursday.

Conshohocken’s Stephanie Sersen won tickets to see Game 3 against the Dodgers through a contest run by Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter.

A “for rent” sign is up at the location of the Philly Pretzel Factory on Fayette Street.  I always thought it was a bad location for that type of business.

The Conshohocken Steelers’ Head Coach, Henry Racich, has been named the Head Coach for the Lingerie Football League‘s New York Majesty, which for some reason play their two home games in NYC’s 13th borough, Reading, PA.

Racich is also taking on head coaching duties for the Philadelphia Firebirds, another tackle football team featuring women that plays in the spring.

Disc World at 201 West Ridge is having a going out of business sale.

The Eddie Griffin Challenge is taking place in Conshohocken next weekend.

20nine, a  hybrid advertising agency, based in Conshohocken, that exists to create conversations that compel cultural change, has appointed Carl Teitelman as President, and added a number of valuable new brands to its roster.

SMG, a West Conshy-based stadium and arena management company, has bid to run the Sears Centre.

Conshohocken swimmer up for a Golden Goggle Award.

Conshohocken’s Ironwood Property Group opens Exeter Commons.

A former member of the West Conshohocken City Council is now running in Upper Darby.