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What's New with Downtown Businesses


  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (3 W Gay St; 610-738-9600) is hosting a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA International) on Wednesday, November 3, from 5:00 - 10:00 pm. Diners may request that 20% of the total bill be contributed to PAPA. Contact Iron Hill for details.
  • Saladworks (106 W Gay St, 610-918-8500) is offering Customer Appreciation Day with 15 percent off any entree. Contact Saladworks for details.
  • The Painted Plate now has a Bead Bar. In addition, there is a Christmas Preview Sale with 20 percent off everything through October 31.


  • Moonflower (130 W Gay St, 610-431-6607) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's not easy to imagine that Aimee Beaver, the proud proprietor, could possibly be old enough for that. However, it does prove that Flower Power still rules!
  • Visual Expansion Gallery (126 N High St, 610-436-8697) has a new owner. Lorraine Waughn, the wife of the gallery's founder, the late Bill Waughn, is retiring. Mary Manning will be the new owner with Elizabeth Taylor as the manager. Mary and Elizabeth will continue to display local and international artists and will be welcoming new artists. They will also continue to deliver the high quality picture-framing services they're known for.


  • The Pale Horse is now open at 29 East Gay Street. It replaces Spence's Cafe but will continue to offer a full lunch and dinner menu plus evening entertainment.
  • Seva Power Yoga (120 N Church St, Second Floor) offers a schedule of yoga classes that meet a wide range of interest. Owner Colleen DeVirgiliis is certified to teach Power Vinyasa and holds the ERYT 200 hour certification recognized by Yoga Alliance as well as training with Baron Baptiste.
  • The Psychic Gallery has opened at 8 East Gay Street (upper level) and is available for readings by appointment if you call 610-348-3111. Walk-ins are also welcome.
  • The office for Healthy Eating for Healthy Living has been opened at 134 North Church Street by Aquilla Wells, RD, LDN, a dietician/nutritionist. Call 610-761-6734 for a detailed description of services offered for diet, weight loss, nutrition and fat loss.
  • The counseling offices of Gerard H. Sager, MD; Tammie Davis, MSW LSW; and Mary Carden MA LPC, are now located at 21 South Church St.


  • Hybrid Cycles has moved to 126 East Gay Street (610-212-3070) with an expansion of their showroom that now features the largest selection of electric bicycles, or 'e-bikes', in the Brandywine Valley. They can be used for commuting to work, running an errand or just plain fun.
  • Wag Your Tail has moved to 117 W Gay St, 610-436-9247. Owner Nancy Wilkinson will continue offering you and your pet a variety of products made in the USA, many of which are produced from recycled items and pet foods that are ALL made in the U.S. from natural or organic ingredients. Well behaved dogs are always welcome.


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