729 Hathaway Ln, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Moore & Ryan Real Estate
When you’re looking for a place to call home for the first time, you’ll probably hear lots of warnings to lower your expectations and keep your wish list short.
It’s safe to say that we’ve found a home that will require you to do no such thing. With clean interiors, spacious and airy rooms, freshly painted walls and exceptional updates, the house is not only move-in ready but also Pinterest-worthy. And with a price this low, you’re really getting that bang for your buck.
This spacious and light-filled twin home in Ardmore features original hardwood floors and beautiful details like clean crown molding and gorgeous light fixtures that make rooms homey. The curb appeal is strong, with a welcoming front porch and well-maintained shrubbery. Read more »
Tina Nerelli (left) and Stephanie Gambescia Seal show off their new co-working space in Ardmore.
When self-employed Katy O’Gara works from home, there’s always something that can distract her. A mother of four kids 12 and under, O’Gara might see a pile of dirty laundry or smell something festering in a trashcan in one of her child’s bedrooms.
“At home, maybe I’ll catch up on my Bravo while I’m doing work and it’s just not effective,” said O’Gara, who runs a startup that organizes dining tours of walk-able towns like Bryn Mawr, Ardmore and Media.
But in November 2015, O’Gara found a better option: a new, 2,600-square-foot, women-only co-working space started by Bizzy Mamas — a group made up of mostly young, working moms that own their own businesses. Located above a cafe in Ardmore’s commercial district on Lancaster Avenue, the space has workstations, meeting rooms, a kitchen (yes, there’s coffee and alcohol) and even a photography studio. Read more »
Maido, the Japanese grocery market and restaurant in Ardmore is throwing down a Japanese curry challenge for this Saturday, November 28th. The curry festival pits homemade curries from customers against Maido’s house curry. Over a dozen pre-registered contestants have a shot at $350 in prizes. Maido will also be offering tastes of the dishes from the restaurant’s new expanded menu.
Japanese curry is very different from Indian curry and no two Japanese curries are the same.
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Tired Hands Brewing’s Jean Broillet appears on an episode of Vice’s online food series, Munchies. Broillet offers a tour of his Ardmore brewery and a look behind the scenes as he brews a hoppy saison with trifoliate oranges.
This is the fourth episode of Munchies’ Craftwerk series. Prior episodes focused on Brooklyn Brewery, 3Floyds, and Dogfish Head. Definitely lofty company for Broillet and Tired Hands to be with.
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Besito (Little Kiss) opens in Ardmore
Besito Mexican Restaurant will bring Mexican food to Ardmore’s Suburban Square on Monday October 26, adding to Suburban Square’s dining scene that runs the gamut from the independent Parlor to the chain Not Your Average Joe’s.
Besito (translated as “little kiss”) will be an upscale restaurant with an extensive tequila list and stylish decor. The Ardmore location will have a 150-seat restaurant, full bar, private dining area and outdoor patio with a fireplace that can accommodate up to 30 additional people.
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Photo by Adam Bradley
Ardmore Music Hall just tweeted to inform us that David Duchovny will be performing there in late October. I know what you’re probably thinking: “Performing what? X-Files monologues? Some kind of one-man show?” But no. Apparently the New York-born star has ventured into singer-songwriter territory, and he’s coming to share songs from his debut album, Hell or Highwater, which dropped in May.
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Rooftop rendering of One Ardmore Place | Image courtesy of Dranoff Properties.
After a settlement with business owners in Ardmore, Lower Merion Township has finally paved the way for Carl Dranoff’s One Ardmore Place project to be developed.
Dranoff will be able to go through with the development, Philly.com reports, of One Ardmore Place on the former Cricket Avenue parking lot, which over the last year has been protested and maligned as harmful to business and not in line with the “character of downtown Ardmore.”
The lawsuit, brought by Ardmore business owners against Lower Merion Township in February 2015, contended that an access road — Haws Terrace — is public land and could not be sold to a private developer. Business owners claimed it was the only way for emergency personnel to reach their businesses in the Cricket parking lot area.
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That’s the beauty of (most) Main Line homes isn’t it? If properly situated, they can seem worlds away from the hum of civilization on quiet afternoons, all the while being minutes from a main street or train station by car. This two-plus acre estate in Ardmore is one such home, although it does one better: it’s within walking distance to SEPTA regional rail and Suburban Square, the boutique shopping center with expansion plans in the works.
As we said though, you wouldn’t know it on lazy days what with the tree-surrounded property encompassing a “larger than a tennis court” yard and lower garden with a brook and fountain. The pool is hidden too, notes the listing, by greenery that’s part of the circular driveway. Other of its outdoor features we think you might like: wrap-around screened porch, pea stone courtyard, pool house, and three-car garage currently used as an office with three-bedroom apartment above.
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Trio of pizzas at the Parlor | Photo by Danya Henninger
Confession of a city critic: Whenever I have to schlep out to the suburbs, I can’t help but grit my teeth. Expectations drop beyond the county line. For every Junto, there are three Saint Jameses, and there goes an hour’s worth of unleaded into the ledger of our atmospheric doom.
But I exaggerate. The Saint James’s awfulness lay far beyond the reach of replication, much less in triplicate. Yet trepidation nevertheless filled the family wagon as we made our way to its replacement in Ardmore’s Suburban Square. Owner Rob Wasserman rebooted the ill-starred concept in March as a pizzeria called Parlor, where pies bearing somewhat distressing names such as Buffy and Beastmode awaited us. Read more »
Tired Hands, but welcoming hands in Ardmore.
Today marks the official opening of Tired Hands Brewing Co.’s Fermentaria. Located just down the street from the original Tired Hands brew cafe, the new space will immediately more than double Tired Hands brewing capacity, with future expansion room allowing for around seven times the volume. The Fermentaria also means more room for patrons looking for a beer, a bite, and a growler fill to go. The new spot at 35 Cricket Terrace has room for 180 seated.
Tired Hands Fermentaria also has its own menu featuring tacos, ceviches and bigger plates. Chef Bill Braun, who is also the head guy at the brew cafe is in charge here as well, though with the help of Kyle Yates. Highlights of the menu, which is taco focused but not necessarily Mexican, include:
- brisket taco with Swiss cheese, caraway slaw, pickled mustard,
- patatas bravas taco with chorizo-style bulgar, goat cheese, salsa rojo
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