Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Find out where you can find Easter-related goodies in town.
Need Easter items to fill those baskets with? Beethoven Wraps Too on Lancaster Avenue offers a variety of Easter-related candy items—from your classic jelly beans and Easter chocolates to plush Easter bunny dolls and much, much more. Note: They also offer peanut-free candy as well. Know of any other spots in town to get your Easter supplies? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 18, 2013
What would you rename the Wayne Bravo Pizza?
The owner of Bravo Pizza, Paola Coppola, recently shared with Radnor Patch she's seeking suggestions from readers on a new name for her pizza shop. According to Coppola, Bravo Pizza opened up shop in Wayne in 1997 but just recently bought out of the chain. What would you rename Bravo Pizza to? Tell us in the comments. Coppola will now run her pizza shop independently of the chain. She already made renovations to the shop with a complete makeover. Now she's hoping to rename the store and is seeking suggestions from Patch readers. A new sign is expected to replace the Bravo Pizza sign sometime this spring.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Get to know the owner of Bravo Pizza in Wayne.
Patch wants to get to know the owner of Bravo Pizza, a long-run local pizza shop and a staple in Wayne. Get to know this owner below. Name: Paola Coppola Owner of: Bravo Pizza in Wayne Year Established: Bravo Pizza opened in 1997, but Coppola just recently purchased it from the chain restaurant. Hometown: Born in Avella, Italy, but grew up in Monte di Procida, Italy. Current Residence: Wayne Earlier Stints: Owned a few pizza shops—Scotto's and Vinnie's—in Brooklyn, NY, with her former husband. First Experiences With Food: My mom was a baker. I come from a large family—I have five brothers and two sisters, so my mom was always making something. We used to deliver bread that my mom made to our neighbors. Favorite Meal at Bravo Pizza: The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Villanova shop will be selling its famous chicken pot pie in stores around the region.
The Ithan Market will soon be selling its famous chicken pot pie to the masses. The Villanova shop has just produced 1,000 lbs. of its chicken pot pie that will be sold in stores all over the region, possibly including Whole Foods in Devon. Marion Greene, who owns Ithan Market with her husband Jim, created the recipe for her chicken pot pie about 12 years ago, and it has been a favorite of customers ever since. Greene told Radnor Patch that she had never made the dish before and created her recipe becuase they had a lot of leftover rotisserie chicken to use. The Ithan Market has been in business for 50 years. To be able to sell their product in other stores, which sell in 2 and 6 lb. packages, the chicken pot pie has to be made in a USDA-…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The shop that features "fair trade" goods made around the world by disadvantaged artisans has been in Wayne for 12 years.
Global Gifts, the "fair trade" gift shop, is closing after 12 years in Wayne. The store will be closed by the end of January. Owner Rosemary Smith told Radnor Patch that she is retiring from the business, but is passionate about the cause of helping people around the world support themselves and learn trades. "We're just oblivious of what we have and others don't," she said. "We're just not aware." Right now everything in the store is selling for 50 percent off. Deeper discounts may come as the end date draws near, Smith said. Smith said her primary goal was always "to help people in Third World countries who struggle to eat on a daily basis and raise awareness about fair trade. It's a form of trade as opposed to aid. You're helping people…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Everything except cameras and film is being sold at a reduced price.
Larmon Photo, the camera store in downtown Wayne, is closing after decades in business. Larmon will close Thursday, Jan. 10. Everything in the store is on sale except for cameras and film. Larmon's Abington location remians in business. What would you like to see replace Larmon in Wayne?
Vote for your favorite new business that opened last year.
2012 brought the opening of a number of new stores and restaurants in Radnor. Vote below for the business you like best, and feel free to comment below. Let us know any new businesses that we forgot and we'll add them to the poll. What new businesses are you hoping to see come to Radnor in 2013?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The Small Business Administration offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Diners can start enjoying some classics and novel menu items on December 19.
The sign in the window says "coming soon." Patch has learned that "soon" will be December 19. Ella's Bistro is in the Devon Square Shopping Square on the corner of two main parking areas, and in the same complex as the Kmart and Devon Acme. Owner Cortright "Cortie" Wetherill, who also owns Devon Hill BMW, proudly showed Patch his new venture with a tour of the bar, kitchen and dinning area Wednesday afternoon. The first-time restaurateur says the menu will feature french and american classics, but with some twists. Boeuf Bourguinon (made famous in the U.S. by Julia Child) and Blanquette DeVeau will be among specials offered, but so will Lobster Mac&Cheese. Executive Chef Matt Schuler and Chef du Cuisine Pete Hess will lead the kitchen team…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Jules Thin Crust Pizza will open early next year.
Jules Thin Crust Pizza, which boasts the "freshest locally produced organic ingredients," organic high gluten flour and a gluten-free option, is coming to downtown Wayne. The thin crust pizza joint started in Doylestown and has locations in Newtown, Jenkintown, and Danville, Ca. Read a review of the Doylestown Jules here. So, where will Wayne squeeze in another pizza place? On Lancaster Avenue in the spot that housed Your Gourmet Kitchen for many years. And property owner Steve Bajus says it's not just another pizza place. He said he believes Jules will do well in Wayne, especially because of its gluten-free options. Bajus said the owners are aiming to open in three months.