Sunday, August 30, 2015

Media in Two Minutes

Lock your Car Doors
Why doesn't Media provide these easy to post updates?
It was brought to my attention that items were taken from a car parked in the Olive Street garage on Saturday. Make sure to lock your doors.

I really don't know how frequent, in what locations, or what is being done about these thefts; but they are happening.  Kudos to Nether Providence who does a good job with notifying the public with similiar issues in their communities.

My Sterling Pig Review!
The parking is a bit of a challenge, but Sterling Pig has the best chicken wings I've ever had.  I'm not much into craft beers, but what I had was good.  It's a bit pricey, but the setting was nice, especially at the bar.

Taco Bar on State Street
I'm not sure when it's expected to be opened, but it looks like a Taco Bar will be occupying the former site of 320 Cafe.  Apparently this eatery is quite popular in West Chester and has plans to expand within the area.

Sushi coming to Upper Providence
Maggie Hook Building in Upper Prov.

A few weeks back bids were due for the purchase of the former Maggie Hook's building.  I know there were at least three bids with a decision to be made by a bank in New York.  One of the bidders was a well know brew-pub who was interested in knocking down the structure and building from scratch.  That bid wasn't accepted, but apparenlty the one that did includes plans for a Sushi restaurant of some sort.  

Details are not yet known, nor whether or not they'll knock the building down, but something will be announced soon.

Bike Rack Removed

On a few occasions, it seems nothing gets done in this town until I bring attention to it.  This week I made mention of the bike rack situation on State Street.  Some people were concerned it was becoming a hazard due to the unintended use as a photo prop, which knocked it loose from its foundation.  Well, that seemed to have taken a toll as the rack has been removed. 

Hopefully, the issue will be re-visited and a new base to mount the rack to will be more permanent.

Where's the $$$ from Media's $5,000,000 Bond?
Where's did all the money go from the bond Media secured last year?  Much went to the Media Libraray, but what about the Media Youth Center and Minshall house?  Both are in dire need of funding.  In fact, why isn't an itemized list posted of where these funds are being spent?

Great Season for Rose Tree Park's Summer Concert Series
A special thanks to all the volunteers and staff that made the Rose Tree Summer Concert Series a success this year.  I was even told by a few people at the event that they wouldn't have a problem paying an admission fee; they're that good.  Thanks for the offer, but it's a tradition to keep these performances free.

Murals painted over on Plum Street Mall
Recently the murals located on Plum Street Mall were painted over. I'm not sure if they'll be replaced, but at one time there was a Plum Street beautification project that included sprucing the area up.

Is Media in the Midst of a expensive housing glut?
I'll get into detail about this later in the month, but based on recent sales, or lack thereof, of high end (>$400k) new homes in the Media area; I have to wonder.  Both Jefferson Square and Reserve at Rose Tree haven't really been taking off.  Looks like Jefferson Square sold 5 units and Reserver at Rose tree only a few more than that.  

Tack on what's proposed for the West End of Media which will include 162 apartments at $1,400 per month, and Granite Run mall building something similar, and you have a lot of inventory on the market.  

Only 5 of the 23 units at Jefferson Square have sold.
A lot of building yet to be done at Reserve for Rose Tree for $>$500k homes

Finally!  A traffic light at Crum Creek and State Rd.
Wow, they did a great job with putting in the new traffic light at Crum Creek and State Road.  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Low Tech Media Borough
Unlike virtually every other community in Delaware County, Media continues to lack the abilities and tools to effectively communicate timely information to the community.  Over the last few days a state of emergency was announced by the borough regarding the upcoming visit by the Pope, but who knew if you didn’t see it on the site.  

There are many examples of municipalities using social media to to convey important updates and safety information, but yet Media refuse to use these simple, free tools.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

City Life coming to Media Borough

“This will have a transformative effect,” Hall said in agreement with Robinson. “We are pleased the west end is getting attention, and with the shared values of the borough and developers. And there is still some frosting to come.”

Friday, August 21, 2015

Deepest Sympathies and Condolences - Jack Van

1972 -2015
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Van Family on the sudden loss this week of Jack. Jack Van not only worked at the Plumstead Inn for many years, but was a great friend to many of us in the Media community.

Memories can fade over time, but not when it comes to a good man like Jack who was gracious, kind and made you feel noticeably better in his presence.  You will be missed, Jack; but I'm thankful to have had the time to know you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

State Rep. Tom Killion to hold press conference at 10am 8/20/15 to address lack of budget

Here's why biking in Media should be advocated!

I thought this survey was important to the town and wanted to help out any way I could.  I recently had a chance to demo a few electric bikes and was really impressed with how well they performed.   Maybe we can get a solar charging station in Media on top of Olive St garage, to advocate how serious we are to promote biking and electric bikes.  What do you think?

Thanks to the many of you who took the time to fill out this survey.  Check out what participants had to say.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Time Inc. ranks Nether Providence at 27 in the top 50 best places to live in 2015

Kudos to West Goshen for coming in at 24th.

Slow Learners, Filmed in Media, showing in select theaters.

Slow Learners will be screening at the Roxy Theater (2023 Sansom Street, Phila.) starting next week, on Friday 8/28.  Showtimes are not posted yet but they are going to be 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:20pm and 9:35pm.  The film will run for one week

► Watch the hilarious new trailer for Slow Learners starring Adam Pally and Sarah Burns, in theaters August 19th.
Posted by Slow Learners on Friday, July 17, 2015

New Episodes Coming Soon for Delco Proper

Comedy Central picks up series about Delco.  New episodes coming soon.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Painting with a Twist - Coming this September 2015

Judging by the responses, this ought to be a big hit in Media.  Look for Paiting with a Twist to open this September at the corner of State and Orange Streets.  

Welcome to Media, PA!