Monday, September 17, 2018

New lease signed on former Towne House Restaurant site

A new restaurant concept is coming to the site of the former Towne House Restaurant.  The lease has been signed!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A good economy is good for everyone!

Olive Street Garage - Park at your own risk

If you thought the lack of progress on the Third Street Bridge was bad, the Olive Street Garage isn't much better.  First reported back in 2012, the Olive Street garage has been notorious for rain leaks and damage to many cars over the years, let alone concerns over safety and parking inconveniences.  In 2014 it was closed for much of the summer and supposedly fixed at the cost of ~$900k.  I write supposedly as a case can be made it never was fixed.

August 2018

Who on Media Borough Council signed off on the completion of the project and what's the recourse to have it fixed correctly?

Media has much bigger priorities than $20,000 5 minute informecials

Significant Repair Needed for Olive Street Garage.

Media Borough Council Considers $850,000 Bond to Repair Olive Street Garage

Monday, September 10, 2018

More development could be coming to Media, PA on State Street

"The prospective buyer, Marty Rudman, a seasoned developer in the region, is hoping to build an apartment building with approximately 21 units on three floors. However, the zoning district requires the ground floor to be retail or office. Linn explained while he can comply with a maximum height of 40 feet, he needs four stories, where three are the maximum allowed."

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Would a PJ Whelihams Restaurant Work in Media, PA? Asking for a friend.

Would a PJ Whelihams Restaurant Work in Media, PA?  
...asking for a friend.

Well, here we are again speculating on what might become of the old Towne House property in Media, PA.  Yes, there has been a lot of chatter lately on what could possibly become of the site, but things could be firming up on what MIGHT be an interesting deal.  No need to ask Media Mayor Bob McMahon, as he's more concerned with planes flying overhead with banners attached.  Maybe that's how he gets his updates. (No, seriously, that's how many all politicians in Media get their updates!)

Last week I was in SF touring the new building and newly create transit center and park. My first thought was how something like that could be applied to a town like Media, PA.  Why isn't a town like this doing more of that?  Does it take the right people?

Depending on who you talk to, it's a "Done Deal," however, let's say it's a 50/50 chance they come to Media.  Wait, What? Who said back in 2/2018 PJ Wheliham's could pull this deal off?

Monday, August 20, 2018

Is there a deal in the works to lease the Towne House?

The clouds of uncertainty over what might become of the former Towne House property could be clearing a bit.  In the last year, plans were altered from it becoming an apartment complex to considerations towards leasing what's currently on site now.

Looks like there may now be mentionable interest from a group who is considering doing just that and in the form of some kind of Irish Bar theme.  Though a lot of work would need to be done to upgrade the building; leasing it as is, would be somewhere around $25,0000 to $27,000 per month.  That's a very big commitment.

There's a lot yet to be worked out and it could always fall through, but it's the most writeable news I've heard about this property since it closed in 2015.

The initial proposal for the Town House property that's been abandoned.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Apparently no one listens to Mayor McMahon, so why is he mayor?!

If the "banner-gate" saga involving the neglected Third Street Bridge wasn't humorous enough over the last few weeks, it reached new heights yesterday (literally) as one was towed by a plane over last night's dining under the starts event.

The delivery has been clever, the message to "Fix the Bridge" clear, but the fault lies squarely at the feet of Media Borough Council and Mayor McMahon.  This issue has found them: in Contempt of Court, losing a $650k grant and as of late; named in a federal lawsuit.  Each one a non-electable offense let alone three! Ironically, Mayor McMahon was asked about the banner and complained that it wasn't his fault and no one listens to him on council, except for maybe one person.  If no one is listening to you Bob McMahon, then WHY are you the mayor overseeing this town?

Now that Orange Street is out of commission due to the county parking garage being deemed structurally inefficient, residents bare the brunt of less access why residential development continues at a record pace.  Orange Street is expected to be closed for months, with someone close to the matter saying it might be a lot longer than that.

Remember when politicians were held accountable and didn't need 
airplane banners to draw attention to important issues?