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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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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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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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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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Montco: Farmers Markets Popular for Locally Grown Goods

It’s that time of year when locally grown produce is only a short drive/walk away. Montco’s 11 farmers’ markets are in full swing and are as popular as ever, according to a recent Montco press release. In a county that has over 500 farms that grow a wide range of vegetables,...
Posted On Jun 16 2015
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Hungry Legions Search and Enjoy First Annual Glenside Food Fest

They came, they ate, they were nourished.  Well, “stuffed” might be a more accurate description of the scene  Thursday evening at the Glenside Street Food Festival, where throngs of gluttons – they were the only ones allowed in – searched out their...
Posted On Oct 10 2014
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First Food Fest with Other Attractions Set for Oct. 9 in Downtown Glenside

Great food, arts and crafts, music, and family-friendly activities highlight the First Annual Downtown Glenside Street Food Festival coming up next week. The new festival is primed to perk up a routine Thursday night with local restaurants and food trucks ready to serve their...
Posted On Sep 29 2014
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Food Truck Fundraiser a Big Hit at CHS

Some stomachs were grumbling but not the people waiting on line.  This one was a crowd pleaser, with estimates of some 2,500 people showing up for the Cheltenham School District Foundation fundraiser on Sunday. The food trucks were out in force, but they were swamped and...
Posted On Sep 15 2014
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Food Trucks to Converge on CHS Sunday for Foundation Fundraiser Jamboree

One of the things you have to like about the Philly college scene is the food.  Not the dorm fare – the food trucks.  You see them lining the streets at Temple or Penn and other blessed locales with their incredible array of gustatory delights.   Crave a doughnut sandwich...
Posted On Sep 08 2014
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Are You Hungry, Wyncote?

Wyncote has been on a compulsory diet since the closing of Linda Jean’s in June, but there’s hope.  Restaurant-based nourishment is on the way.  Opening up in the old Linda Jean’s space at 109 Greenwood Ave. (just off the corner at Glenside Avenue) is Main Street Pizzeria &...
Posted On Jul 31 2014
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