News/Gossip – Week of 10/26/09

(Above) Last year’s celebration in Conshy when the Phillies won the World Series.  See here for all the specials being offered around town.

Conshohocken’s Alec Ounsworth, seen above playing on Letterman with his band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, has two new projects.

It has been confirmed that Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is opening up a location at the corner of Fayette and 1st Avenue.  The location was formally a nail salon.  They hope to open before the New Year.

A benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis is being held at the Spring Mill Fire House on Friday, November 13th from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  They promise, “Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, Wii Golf, Beer and lots of food.  So, yeah. Pretty much the coolest benefit ever.”


Conshohocken’s TK Club is hosting a series of Zydeco bands and dance lessons are offered prior to the show.

The Conshohocken Shade Tree Commission would like to invite all neighbors interested in planting a tree on along the street in front of their home to participate in our Fall Bare-Root Tree Planting on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  The Commission has purchased a variety of trees for planting around the borough, which are suitable for planting beside sidewalks and under power lines.  For more details contact the Borough at or (610) 828-1092.

A “Community Shredding and Hazardous Waste Disposal Day” courtesy of Iron Mountain will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Conshohocken Police Station at 720 Fayette Street.

Take-out only T’dori is expanding into the adjacent space that is being vacated by Disc World on Ridge.

Chiquita Loco is closing today for renovations.  They plan to open back up on shortly.

The H.I. Ribs on Ridge closed and there is a sign that says “Andy’s Diner is Coming Soon.”

The full story on the liquor control officer and the shakedown of local bars including Bobby’s Burger Tavern.

The person who owns wants $35,000 for it.  Crazy right?  He wants $1,500 for

Top college hoops prospects competed at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken over the weekend.

The question I get most is about 8 East.  From what I hear it is still going to take some time to open.  What do they plan?  A nightclub with bottle service.  Here is a Facebook page from what appears to be the company providing the djs.

The second most asked question I receive is what is happening with Outbound Station, the little brick building next to the train station at Harry and Elm.  The borough has a proposed plan.  Once there click on the “Conshohocken Train Station Vision Plan.”

I saw the “Steve” from “Preston & Steve” at Panera on Ridge last week.  What I was thinking

The Doughnut Bandit struck in Conshohocken.

West Conshohocken’s Keystone Foods’ SWOT analysis.

West Conshohocken’s Hope Paige Designs is giving away free medical bracelets in November to recognize American Diabetes Month.

Matthew Schultheis, a financial analyst for Boenning & Scattergood, a West Conshohocken-based investment firm, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Business Journal.