I’ve been familiar with Phoenixville for all of my 66 years – my cabinet designer father had a vendor in the area & a back woods run over to Chester County was always fun. Knew Phoenixville in its heyday, saw it hit the skids. Still mourn the loss of the Del Rio Diner. But the town that was in a downward spiral now models how a small city can become a welcoming magnet for both millennials & empty nesters. Way to go!
Am blessed to have a friend who technically lives in Phoenixville, although her house is way out in the countryside. Just got an e-mail from her yesterday – before today’s article about its enticements ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer – suggesting an autumn connect at one of her town’s great little lunch spots.
An excellent read to learn about how a struggling town figured out how to leverage its key location (and angling to get its railroad line restored) into a hot spot for all ages to live, shop, connect.
Way to go, Phoenixville!