Kennett Sq. Borough Council approves 2023 budget

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Kennett Square Borough Council unanimously approved a budget for 2023.  The approved budget reflects a substantial investment in capital projects and infrastructure as the Borough’s capital investment will grow by over 7% compared to previous years.  The approved budget strategically allocates resources to leverage and maximize grant opportunities.  The approved budget...

Victory Brewing celebrate reopening of Kennett Sq. brew pub

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square for their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening.  Many members & friends were on site to raise a glass and celebrate a brewery that was truly missed by the community. Victory Brewing Company officially reopened their doors on November 1, 2022.  The team has worked hard to safely rebuild...

Kennett Sq. seeks members for Zoning Hearing Board

The Borough of Kennett Square currently has openings on the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) and is seeking individuals who are interested in serving their community as a ZHB member. The ZHB reviews requests in which an applicant believes provisions of the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship.  The ZHB has jurisdiction for hearing and rendering a decision on the following; Applications...

Kennett Sq. gets $2 million for Municipal and Community Services Complex

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of the Budget awarded the Borough of Kennett Square $2 million from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) on Oct. 26, 2022 to be used toward the completion of its multi-purpose complex. The borough purchased several buildings at 600 S. Broad Street with the intention to transform the underutilized space into a comprehensive municipal and community...

Hank’s Place to reopen in Kennett Sq., Tuesday

Hank’s Place will officially open to the public on Tuesday October 18th at its new location, 201 Birch Street in Kennett Square — in the former home on Kennett Steak and Mushroom. A community staple for over 70 years, Hank’s Place is known for its homestyle cooking, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Hank’s Place, based in Chadds Ford, had to close approximately 18 months ago due...

Kennett Sq. presents proposed 2023 budget, 8.1% tax hike eyed

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget, totaling $5.1 million, was presented to the Kennett Square Council. The presentation highlighted positive indicators of economic development in the Borough, including a 19% increase in growth-based revenue due to enhanced economic activity (Local Tax Enabling Act) over a five-year period. The proposed budget also reduces administrative...

Kennett Sq. officials celebrate groundbreaking of new apartments

(Left to right) Doug Doerfler (Kennett Square Borough Council) Matt Johnson (Director of Development), Dan Berger (CEO), Steve Berger (Founder), Matt Fetick (Mayor of Kennet Square) KENNETT SQUARE – Berger Rental Communities, a full-service real estate company, broke ground on September 27th to commemorate the start of construction of Kennett Square Apartments. Kennett Square Apartments will...

What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

Kennett Sq. ‘Shop and Dine’ raffle helps library, local business

Friends of Kennett Library Board members Carolyn Mostyn, Carol Yetter and Annette Bowers (L to R) are ready to sell tickets at the Kennett Library! The 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of Kennett Library, is in full swing! With each ticket purchased, there are 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are available...

Mushroom Festival to return to Kennett town center

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September...