Phoenixville, PA's New Restaurant Row
This Suburban Philadelphia Town Serves Up Some Excellent Fare with the Addition of Several Restaurants Right on Bridge Street In Chester County, PA, the small town of Phoenixville, located in the suburbs about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, and known mainly for its annually "Blobfest" has experienced quite a resurgence in recent years.
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#1 Aug 11, 2009
Phoenixville still has many abandoned store fronts. It seemed as restaurants moved in, stores moved out and are continuing to leave. There are at least a dozen places of business that are falling apart right next to some fancy upscale and high priced restaurants. Might as well knock all the existing businesses down and turn Bridge street into one giant food court.
#2 Aug 12, 2009
I think what you see happening to Phoenixville is a lot like what I saw happen to Greenwich Village in the 90's. What happened there was that all the cheap and funky shops were replaced by high end shops - that tried to simulate being cheap and funky. I actually like Phoenixville a lot, but this would of course change the whole neighborhood. I went to my First First Friday last week and it seems like Phoenixville is really a cool place to be.
#3 Aug 13, 2009
Having lived in Phoenixville for almost 30 years now, I appreciate a lot of what is going on. The current recession is putting some of the older places out of business, but there are still plenty of shops on bridge street. A lot of what is going on is new businesses trying to figure out what Phoenixville is and wants. It is nice to finally have some places to eat right in town.
#4 Aug 13, 2009
The liquor store is missed, especially with the BYOB restaurants right there. The street has come a long way and is still making progress, even though it's yuppie ville U.S.A.
#5 Dec 1, 2010
What 'high end' places are you talking about?
YuppyVille? Have you been there in say, the past 5 years?
There is 1 or 2 really nice restaurants, then about 8 bars/pubs...
Phoenixville is great... I'm glad it changed, because it used to be a complete shithole
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