Victory Brewing celebrate reopening of Kennett Sq. brew pub

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square for their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening.  Many members & friends were on site to raise a glass and celebrate a brewery that was truly missed by the community. Victory Brewing Company officially reopened their doors on November 1, 2022.  The team has worked hard to safely rebuild...

Kennett Sq. gets $2 million for Municipal and Community Services Complex

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of the Budget awarded the Borough of Kennett Square $2 million from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) on Oct. 26, 2022 to be used toward the completion of its multi-purpose complex. The borough purchased several buildings at 600 S. Broad Street with the intention to transform the underutilized space into a comprehensive municipal and community...

Hank’s Place to reopen in Kennett Sq., Tuesday

Hank’s Place will officially open to the public on Tuesday October 18th at its new location, 201 Birch Street in Kennett Square — in the former home on Kennett Steak and Mushroom. A community staple for over 70 years, Hank’s Place is known for its homestyle cooking, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Hank’s Place, based in Chadds Ford, had to close approximately 18 months ago due...

Kennett Sq. presents proposed 2023 budget, 8.1% tax hike eyed

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget, totaling $5.1 million, was presented to the Kennett Square Council. The presentation highlighted positive indicators of economic development in the Borough, including a 19% increase in growth-based revenue due to enhanced economic activity (Local Tax Enabling Act) over a five-year period. The proposed budget also reduces administrative...

Kennett Sq. officials celebrate groundbreaking of new apartments

(Left to right) Doug Doerfler (Kennett Square Borough Council) Matt Johnson (Director of Development), Dan Berger (CEO), Steve Berger (Founder), Matt Fetick (Mayor of Kennet Square) KENNETT SQUARE – Berger Rental Communities, a full-service real estate company, broke ground on September 27th to commemorate the start of construction of Kennett Square Apartments. Kennett Square Apartments will...

What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

Kennett Sq. ‘Shop and Dine’ raffle helps library, local business

Friends of Kennett Library Board members Carolyn Mostyn, Carol Yetter and Annette Bowers (L to R) are ready to sell tickets at the Kennett Library! The 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of Kennett Library, is in full swing! With each ticket purchased, there are 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are available...

Mushroom Festival to return to Kennett town center

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September...

What To Do: Ringing in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of the schedule for the next week. Friday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival...

Sponsors, community make Mushroom festival a success

KENNETT SQUARE — More than 15,000 mushroom lovers came out to the Mushroom Capital of the World—Kennett Square—to celebrate the namesake of the 36th Annual Mushroom Festival. The festival goers, along with sponsors of the event raised more thousands of dollars for grants to be awarded to nonprofit groups in the community. “We were overwhelmed by the support of the community and the sponsors...