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Support Local Businesses: Murray Overhill and Bevan's Candy
|Media's last family owned pharmacy!|
This week, we have Murray Overhill Pharmacy getting into the mix and looking for support for their page. They'd be thrilled to break 100 likes, so swing over and check them out.
Bevan's candy is also on Facebook and are taking orders soon for the Easter candy. If your business or cause is using social media, let me know, I'll be happy to get you some "likes!"
Third Street Bridge Update:
The legal briefs submitted to the Judge Proud a few weeks back have been released to the public. I've not yet received copies, but from what I heard Delaware County has joined BLCC regarding the Contempt of Court suit filed against Media Borough. Affidavits were also signed by former and current council members who voted and approved the stipulation back in 2011. They signed the documents stating the repair of the bridge always included a two-way thoroughfare. The County's position was quite clear and rather terse, as they intended the bridge to be Two-way roadway also. As a contributor of $75,000 towards the design cost, they feel the hold up has done nothing but hurt the taxpayers. It's been 17 years!
Regardless of outcome, I expect from Media Borough a full disclosure of the costs that have been accumulated to fight, or perhaps obstruct the completion of this bridge. A ruling by the judge should be coming soon. It should have never gotten this far, but then again this borough council thinks if you don't show up to one of their meetings, too bad! You don't count.
PA Lottery films commercial in Media, PA
It's great that Media attracts companies interested in shooting commercials about small towns. However, last week's release of the PA Lottery commercial filmed here was a bit of a disappointment, especially after seeing the production they had assemble for the shoot. If you didn't look hard enough, you really wouldn't have noticed anything "Media-esque" about the commercial.
Don't worry, you can still pay with coins, but now you can also pay with a credit card on parking meters between Orange and Monroe on State Street. I got quite a few questions about these, so he's a run down of what it is all about.
Hampton Inn Site - How long are we going to have to look at this site?
Media Borough Council doesn't know!
Too much liquor?
When it comes to liquor licenses in Media, too many licenses may very well be the case. I've heard from more than one restaurant that Media's market for booze is over saturated. What that means is that there aren't enough people coming to Media to make having a restaraunt/bar cost effective. Most of these places, if not all make a large percentage of their revenue from alcohol, not food sales.
Media may have granted close to 20 liquor licenses in the borough that are based on a case-by-case basis by borough council. At one time it was extremely hard to get a license to sell liquor in Media. A lot of the licenses here today have been moved from other parts of the county. A hotel liquor license for instance, even has interesting requirement to have certain size rooms, and towel racks to be setup in a building that has this type of license. Though I don't know how firmly it was enforced, Packy's Pub that is now Sligo's had this type of license and had these "hotel rooms" for spaces upstairs.
Super Wawa Round 2?.........stay tuned
Enough of the community is interested in this Super Wawa, that it might not be over just yet.
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