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    Where To Shop & Dine On East Gay Street This Summer

    From June 12th through August, PECO is installing new high-powered gas lines and repaving East Gay Street between Matlack and High streets. Though the street will be closed until 4pm on weekdays, all restaurants and shops will be open during the project, and sidewalks will be open to foot traffic. Parking is available in the Chestnut Street Garage. East Gay Street will be open to street traffic on evenings after 4pm and weekends.

     

    “East Gay Street will be closed to vehicular traffic Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm,” said Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District. “Pedestrians will have full access to businesses at all times. The streets will be fully open to auto traffic after 4pm and on weekends.”

     

    Malcolm also noted that the shops and restaurants have collaborated to ensure the West Chester destination experience stays intact during construction.

     

    “The entire downtown community has come together to help promote East Gay as a shopping and dining destination,” Malcolm said. “With less traffic on Gay Street, there is an opportunity to enjoy it as a walking mall. Supporting our hometown businesses is always appreciated.”

     

    First Friday is August 2 from 6:30-9pm, and the West Chester Race Series is on Saturday, August 11 from 2-10pm. Join the excitement of these two great events coming soon.

     

    “West Chester still has the small-town feel, even with the hustle and bustle of activity,” added Malcolm. “It’s a town that can come together to help friends and neighbors.”

     

    Continue to support small businesses and choose East Gay Street as your dining and shopping scene this summer. Here’s your guide!

    The Classic Diner

    Where To Dine: East Gay Street’s Delicious Restaurant Scene

     

    The West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar

    Where: 6 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.thecoffeeandicecreambar.com

    Contact: 484.983.3937

     

    The Classic Diner

    Where: 16 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.theclassicdinerpa.com

    Contact: 484.947.0809

     

    Lorenzo And Sons Pizza

    Where: 27 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.lorenzoandsons.com

    Contact: 484.999.8756

     

    Side Bar & Restaurant

    Where: 10 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.sidebarandrestaurant.com

    Contact: 610.429.8297

     

    TECA

    Where: 38 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.tecarestaurants.com

    Contact: 610.738.8244

     

    The Social

    Where: 117 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.thesocialwc.com

    Contact: 610.738.3948

     

    Roots Cafe

    Where: 133 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.rootscafewc.com 

    Contact: 610.455.0100

     

    DeStarr’s Restaurant & Bar

    Where: 112 E. Gay Street

    Contact: 610.692.4160

     

    Bar Avalon 

    Where: 116 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.avalonrestaurant.net

    Contact: 610.436.4100

     

    Opa Opa West Chester

    Where: 122 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.opaopagr.com

    Contact: 484.266.7106

     

    Dolce Zola

    Where: 134 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.dolcezola.com 

    Contact: 484.887.0760

     

    D’Ascenzo’s Gelato

    Where: 122 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.dascenzosgelato.com

    Contact: 610.453.1958

     

    Country Bagel Bakery

    Where: 145 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.countrybagel.com

    Contact: 610.696.8890

    TISH Boutique

    Where To Shop: Explore The Shopping Scene On East Gay Street

     

    Jaramillo Images Hair Salon & Boutique

    Where: 104 E. Gay Street

    Contact: 610.701.7017

     

    Van Ryn’s Barber Shop

    Where: 106 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.vanrynsbarbershop.com

    Contact: 610.692.4777

     

    Eat. Drink. Om… Yoga Cafe

    Where: 124 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.eatdrinkom.com 

    Contact: 484.356.8655

     

    Hybrid Cycles Electric Bikes

    Where: 126 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.hybrid-cycles.biz 

    Contact: 610.212.3070

     

    Pennsylvania Dutch Design

    Where: 128 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.pennsylvaniadutchdesign.com

    Contact: 717.823.6249

     

    Giuseppe Kitchen & Bath

    Where: 119 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.giuseppekitchenandbath.com

    Contact: 610.436.8161

     

    TISH Boutique

    Where: 139 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.tishstyle.com 

    Contact: 610.692.7500

     

    Premier Personal Training

    Where: 142 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.westchesterpersonaltrainers.com

    Contact: 610.429.9002

     

    Balance Hair Spa

    Where: 150 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.balancehairspa.com

    Contact: 610.314.4300

     

    Luxey Little Ones

    Where: 135 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.luxeylittleones.com

    Contact: 215.664.8858

     

    G-Spot Thrift Shop

    Where: 152 E. Gay Street

    Contact: 610.732.8586

     

    Zazen Nail Salon

    Where: 200 E. Gay Street

    Website: www.zazennailspa.com 

    Contact: 610.430.1400

    Balance Hair Spa

    This information is brought to you by the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID). The organization celebrates small, family-owned businesses that have become the hallmark of downtown West Chester. Learn more about the resources that BID offers at DowntownWestChester.com.