Sunday, April 24, 2016

Media in Two Minutes

Media in Two Minutes

Parking Meters on State Street
What happened to the ability to use your credit/debit card to pay the parking meters on State Street?  I was curious to find that the meter I tried no longer accepts them (i.e. it doesn't register the card), as did the 4 other meters I tried.

As process would dictate, I then tried to open a ticket with Media's incident management site, Public Stuff.  That's not working or accepting new incidents either.

Media's Starbucks Moving to a bigger location?
Don't be surprised to hear that Starbucks might quietly be looking for a new, bigger location here in Media.   Maybe even one with a drive-thru.

Lukoil on the corner of Baltimore Ave and Providence Road may be packing it in with the upcoming launch of the the Wawa (Dec 2016) just across the street.  What better place than to have a Starbucks with a brand new building on the site of the current Lukoil gas station.

Urbanization coming to Media.
When I saw this video last week of a conceptual overview of West End Flats, I noticed a name I hadn't seen before - BET Investments.  I find that interesting as they are the group that is also doing the development of Granite Run Mall.

I've heard good things about BET, but don't know why I haven't seen their name mentioned before about West End Flats.

Media's Farmers Market.
Apparently it's just not Pinocchio's restaurant that wants the Media Farmers Market moved, it's as many as five other businesses and the Media Business Authority who want it moved too.  So what does council president Brian Hall do at last Thursday's council meeting?  He decides to do nothing and let it stay where it is and have the same people oversee it that led to the initial allegations of unfair business practices, parking issues, traffic hazards, food trucks, public urination in yards and other unsanitary issues. 

I'll have more about this later in the week.  I'm also reviewing a financial report that I believe might be of interest too.  

ATM Helping the Community
Thanks to those who submit events and announcements they want posted on ATMpa.  Even though thousands of people run through this site weekly, it's not about money - I make $0.00.  I do it for the interest of the town.  So if there's something I can do to help, please feel free to reach out.

Laxapalooza is Coming!

Penncrest 2014 State Champs


  1. Any idea how long sidewalk along Providence Rd will be closed at the Wawa site? At a minimum, there should be some signage. Happy to see the Wawa coming, but so far not impressed with site management....

    1. Walk on the other side of the street.

    2. Agreed. That should be communicated better. I have an idea. I'll see what I can do.

  2. Media does NOT need any more "Urbanization"!

  3. Media does NOT need any more "Urbanization"!

  4. What about dining under the stars being a traffic hazard and a issue for parking. Get over the farmers market. Buy fresh produce. Or the business's might want to try to participate. It is a great place for local fresh produce and makes the town even more charming.

    1. what is wrong with having the farmers market at Borough Hall? Plenty of parking and plenty of bathrooms?

      as far as Dining under the Stars being a traffic hazard.....bit of a reach.....the streets are closed

    2. how its done-
      how about the empty lot between Sunoco and DDonuts?
      plenty of space for everything.