Saturday, March 9, 2013
A look at the top headlines that made news this week in Newtown.
Here's a look at the top news in Newtown over the past week: Multiple Accidents, Traffic Jams Caused by Snow, Police Say Overnight snow that continued through the morning created messy travel conditions throughout the area on Friday. Bakery, Specialty Shops Needed on State Street, Residents Say After Newtown Patch posted a call for input on what should occupy three vacancies on State Street, users overwhelmingly said they’d like to have a bakery in town. Half a Million Dollars Given to BCCC by Anonymous Donor An anonymous donor has given Bucks County Community College $500,000, the largest gift ever received by the college. Italian Restaurant to Open at Former Palate Trattoria Tiramisu is taking over the space on State Street formerly …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
After Newtown Patch posted a call for input on what should occupy three vacancies on State Street, users overwhelmingly said they’d like to have a bakery in town.
If you’ve ever considered opening a bakery, State Street just might be the place to put it. After Newtown Patch posted a call for input on what should occupy three vacant store fronts on State Street, readers and Facebook users overwhelmingly said they’d like to have a bakery in town. One Patch reader said he’d like to see a good “everyman’s bakery” that sells fresh bread and pies. “Whatever happened to getting a few cupcakes without having to break the bank? We can live like the French and stop by every morning for a fresh croissant or muffin. Imagine the wonderful smell of fresh bread wafting down State Street every morning,” user Longtime Resident write. User Nana6 agreed. “We could use a French style patisserie,” she said. Many …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
There are three vacancies on State Street.
State Street has a small town feel, with mom and pop businesses occupying the historic buildings. But currently there are three empty store fronts within feet of each other. The store front that housed Mom's Bake at Home Pizza, which moved down the road to North State Street, is still vacant. Plus, there are two other empty stores accross the street. What would you like to see move in to the vacant shops on State Street?
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Trattoria Tiramisu is taking over the space on State Street formerly occupied by Palate, which closed in November.
An Italian restaurant is slated to open on State Street, where Palate used to be located. Palate closed in November. A sign posted on the window of 31 South State St. says Trattoria Tiramisu will be opening at the location. The sign says "coming soon" however further attempts to reach the owners were unsuccessful. A Facebook page has been created for the restaurant, however. The user comments include one from Feb. 20 saying the restaurant is moving from Chalfont. "Best Italian restaurant I've ever been to...Chalfont's loss is Newtown's gain. You guys are extremely lucky to be getting these guys," the user posted. Check back to Patch for more details on this story.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Businesses will offer special deals and will stay open late.
If you've been putting off starting your holiday shopping, delay no more. Tonight is Midnight Madness in Newtown. Newtown Borough shops will be offering special deals, refreshments and giveaways during the annual Midnight Madness event. State Street businesses, including restaurants, retailers and even real estate agencies and will stay open late and offer discounts. Here's a list of participating businesses and what sorts of specials and giveaways they'll be offering patrons: If you're a Newtown business owner participating in Midnight Madness, add your specials/discounts in the comments section of this article.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The last meal at Palate will be served Nov. 11.
Palate, a State Street restaurant, will close this month. Owner Justin Kaplan said Palate will serve its last meal Nov. 11. Kaplan said the business didn't take off the way he forecasted. "We have become an event and celebration restaurant, leaving the weekdays pretty slow." He said while the menu was changed to be "simple and approachable," he couldn't defeat the perception that Palate was a fine dining restaurant. The restaurant opened in July 2010.
Friday, November 2, 2012
As of Friday morning, power was back on State Street.
Power has retuned to State Street after being out since Monday night due to Hurricane Sandy. On Friday morning, the normal sights of Starbucks buzzing and traffic lights operating returned to the borough's main shopping district. PECO is still working to restore power throughout the area and said it expects 90 percent of customers to have power by tonight. In Newtown Borough, less than 500 outages remain. In Newtown Township, less than 1,500 customers are without power.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Local merchants are still in the dark about when they'll get power back.
Merchants on State Street are still waiting for the power to return as of Thursday at noon. Justin Kaplan, owner at Palate restaurant, said on Wednesday PECO estimated his restoration time would be that night around 11 p.m. But the power is still off, he said. And PECO's new estimated restoration time is now tonight at 11 p.m. As of Thursday afternoon, as many as 1,500 Newtown Borough customers are without power, according to data from PECO. PECO customers in Newtown Township have been a bit luckier. On Tuesday, about 6,500 township customers were without power. Today, PECO is reporting there are less than 1,500 customers in Newtown Township who are still in the dark. State Rep. Steve Santarsiero told Patch Wednesday that PECO is …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PECO crews are working around the clock to restore power to thousands of customers who lost service due to Hurricane Sandy.
There's no line at Starbucks. No one is at Isaac Newton's and the lights are off at Newtown Hardware. State Street, along with thousands of area residences, is dark. Hurricane Sandy came through earlier in the week, knocking out power for about half of Newtown Borough and 6,500 customers in Newtown Township. On Tuesday, more than 850,000 PECO customers were without power. As of Wednesday, PECO was reporting less then 3,500 outages in Newtown Township and as many as 1,500 in Newtown Borough. PECO said crews are working around the clock to restore power for area customers. Many Newtown Township residents have reported receiving an estimate of 11 p.m. tonight for restoration. A State Street business owner also reported he received a …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Newtown resident Bill Newell on Monday took the reigns at the beloved borough business.
The Newtown Hardware House has a new owner. Last month, longtime owner Dave Callahan announced he was closing the businesses. However, a few days later, a "mystery buyer" stepped in to buy the business and keep it in operation. That mystery buyer was later revealed as Newtown resident Bill Newell, who on Monday took the reigns at the beloved borough business. Newell told the Newtown Advance he plans to add unique items to the store's inventory. Click here to read the full story. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Blog for us