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An Early Christmas Present for CreekSide Co-op

This is the story of a food co-op that applied for a loan but had to “settle” for a grant.  CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park applied for a $250,000 loan through the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority, but was awarded today a $151,500 economic development grant by...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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Celebrate Winterfest and Small Businesses this Saturday in Glenside

This year’s annual WinterFest in Downtown Glenside is set for this Saturday, Nov. 28 and will coincide with the national celebration of Small Business Saturday.   The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wesley Plaza off of Easton Road. As always, Santa will arrive on a shiny, red...
Posted On Nov 26 2015
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CreekSide Hires New GM, Another Accomplishment on Ambitious To-do List

CreekSide Co-op announced yesterday the hiring of a new general manager, Duncan MacGilvray of Blue Bell.  MacGilvray brings an extensive background in the food services industry, most recently at the Food Bank of South Jersey, where he was director of operations and responsible...
Posted On Nov 10 2015
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Garden Planting at Elkins Park Train Station This Weekend – Not too Late to Pitch In

The first phase of a new garden project around the Elkins Park train station and the revitalized Elkins Park East business district is being installed this weekend with the help of the Old York Road Community Organization (OYRCO) and Elkins Park East business district volunteers....
Posted On Nov 06 2015
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2nd Annual Elkins Park Fall Festival Takes Off on Saturday

Are you booked this Saturday?  Must be, unless you’re willing to miss a free community music festival featuring 28 acts at five separate venues – and only minutes from your doorstep. No, it’s not that Jay-Z has touched down to direct the musical traffic to some...
Posted On Oct 26 2015
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Word on the Street: Elkins Park Business Assn. Harvest Dinner Premier a Hit

When a dinner for 100 turns into dinner for 140 and, ultimately, 150, and the tables sell out three weeks before the deadline, well, you need not be a celebrity chef to figure out you’ve got a winner. The Elkins Park East Business Association, itself a bare fledgling, had...
Posted On Oct 15 2015
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Store ‘Reset’ at CreekSide Gets in Motion this Week

As part of its strategy to boost sales now that its new financial structure is about to kick in, CreekSide Co-op is busy reorganizing shelf space and gradually introducing new products.  They call it a store “reset,” and it means that after a systematic analysis of...
Posted On Sep 28 2015
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Debt Relief to Give CreekSide Breathing Room to Bolster Operations

With firmer financial footing just days away, Creekside Co-op is looking to make changes that will strengthen operations and margins and finally bring growth and stability to the less than three-year-old Elkins Park grocery store. There are multiple components to the plan but it...
Posted On Sep 25 2015
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Downtown Glenside Food and Craft Festival Set for Thurs. Night

Arts and crafts, great food and music and family-friendly activities will highlight the Downtown Glenside Food and Craft Festival on Thursday, September 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. Located on Glenside Avenue between Easton Road and New Street, the event is accessible...
Posted On Sep 22 2015
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‘Keepin’ it Real’ at New Wyncote Coffee Spot

It would be hard to imagine a coffee destination spot on the planet where the tag line “Keepin’ it Real” could be more apt. That’s because the Real Marketplace coffee emporium on Greenwood Avenue, just off the corner of Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, is about a lot more than...
Posted On Sep 08 2015