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How to Support West Chester’s Small Businesses

This fall is sure to look a bit different around your Chestnut Square apartment, with the addition of lots of masks and social distancing signs, and the absence of our favorite fall festivals and events. However, if you’re missing that community feel that West Chester is known for, you’re in luck, as our downtown area has recently been transformed into an open-air marketplace—where you can shop, dine and socialize,…

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Where to Celebrate National Pizza Day

With the area still slowly reopening, local businesses could use our support now more than ever, prompting many locals to dedicate at least one day a week to order from a neighborhood spot. And on Sept. 5, you have more reason than ever, as it’s National Cheese Pizza Day. While any day of the week is a good day for pizza, especially with all the great options near your…

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Cool Off and Chill Out at This Local Ice Cream Shop

The dog days of summer are here! Summer 2020 is shaping up to be a bit different than most, with vacation spots closed and restrictions on many of our favorite summer hangouts. If you find yourself hanging around your Chestnut Square apartment looking for a way to beat the heat while still getting out and about for some much-needed change of scenery, take it back to childhood with a…

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Where to Drink and Dine Outdoors this August

Outdoor dining and drinking was always a staple of the West Chester summer scene—now more so than ever! With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, many local establishments, including lots near your Chestnut Square apartment, have moved their operations al fresco, so you can still enjoy the award-winning cuisine and cocktails local spots are known for, and get a little (safe!) socializing done at the same time. With so many outdoor dining…

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Mabel’s Barbeque: Southern Soul Food right in West Chester

Summer is the perfect time for barbeque—and here in West Chester, you don’t have to travel far from your Chestnut Square apartment to find it! Mabel’s Barbeque is one of the most popular BBQ joints around, and it’s just four blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. The independently owned restaurant relies on generations of family recipes, providing a homecooked feel in every dish. And with Southern comfort foods abounding…

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Here’s How to Help ChesCo Rebuild After COVID19

The last few months have brought intense disruptions to all Americans, including all of us here in Chester County. Now, as the region is in the midst of slowly starting to reopen to a new post-pandemic normal, businesses, employees, students and more are all trying to figure out the best way forward. Thankfully for Chester County residents, including at your Chestnut Square apartment, the county has launched a multi-faceted…

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Locally

As West Chester anxiously awaits the full reopening of all of our favorite businesses, there’s one sweet way to deal with all that stress! Takeout and delivery have become staples of all of our diets, but restaurants aren’t only serving apps and entrees—don’t forget about dessert! And right near your The Isle apartment, there are many shops that specialize in sweet treats. Since June is the host of a…

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Cure Your Cabin Fever at This Local Park

The last few months may have had you spending lots of time on the couch of your Chestnut Square apartment, but with spring soon turning into summer, there’s no better time to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine. While getting back to normal is going to take some time, a simple stroll in the park can still be a safe and healthy way to get a change…

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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo from Home

Cinco de Mayo is typically a time for festive fun, full of tacos and tequilas and lots of celebrating. However, the last few months have been hard on everyone, and celebrating may be the last thing on most people’s minds. But, the occasion only comes around once a year, so why not still pay tribute in a low-key way, all without leaving your Chestnut Square apartment? Food is a…

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Learn More About West Chester from Home

The business closures that have swept the nation in recent weeks have made going out and about near your Chestnut Square apartment a challenge—but staying in doesn’t mean you have to just veg in front of the TV! There are lots of ways to keep engaged and educated even when you’re stuck inside. One good outlet is the Chester County Historical Society, which has an active online catalogue that’s…

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