PECO is replacing the gas lines under all the streets of the Borough. The South-side is finished and re-paved, and the multi-year North-side project has begun. The next several weeks will be some of the most challenging, as the project moves through the downtown on weekdays, from 7am-3pm. Cars cannot make a right on Haverford, from the movie theater side of N Narberth Ave, today and tomorrow (Monday -Tuesday, June 5-6). You CAN make a left on Haverford to head towards Montgomery.
They are trying to get out of that Haverford & Forrest intersection asap, but many of these ancient utility lines are mismarked or unmarked, causing problems that slow everything down. On Wednesday, they should be far enough down Haverford Ave that cars can detour through the lower parking lot (behind McShea's) like we do during the music festivals. If you come over the bridge on Tuesday, you can carefully (watch for pedestrians) work your way through the upper (Little Gym) lot.
If you're approaching the downtown from the direction of the park, turn down Forrest instead of Narberth Ave.
BTW, Rose and I will try to update this ongoing construction info as often as we can. This is a web page (as opposed to a Facebook post), so you can share this link with anyone online: http://www.narberthonline.com/narberth-news-and-notes.
One last thing - remember that this construction is especially hard on our downtown businesses, so make every effort to patronize them even more than usual. Narberth will have a special downtown as long as we make a commitment to support our favorite stores - especially now, when they really need it.
Join your friends and neighbors in downtown Narberth tonight to enjoy some amazing weather on this June First Friday. You know you don't want to cook, and you won't want to be inside once you see how nice it is after work tonight!
Start out at The Greeks Next Door's free beer tasting - they will have Thomas Hooker Brewing from 5-7 along with Katie the Baker, then from 5-7 Manayunk Brewing will be here with Jerry the Baker.
Many stores stay open late like Swan Dancewear, and Character Development with their First Friday book special.
Sweet Mabel invites everyone to join their open house, saying hello to summer with refreshments and exhibits from local artists: "This month we welcome in summer with a beach themed exhibit sure to bring back memories for all of us who have vacationed at the Jersey shore. Narberth artists Ann Simon and David Fox effectively capture the carefree spirit of summer with vibrant paintings illuminating warm, sunny days at the beach. And new to Narberth, model maker Phil Juska hand builds remarkable scaled renditions of iconic landmarks. Included here are a lighted Kohr's Bros Custard Stand plus two miniature golf courses that you can actually play."
All your favorite establishments will be hopping tonight, but no place will be bringing the funk more than McShea's, who host a street performance by Narberth fave, Nash and the KZP!
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR