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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Downtown Ardmore Open House

11am-4pm Downtown Ardmore OPEN HOUSE EVENT!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Downtown Ardmore Open House Downtown Ardmore Open House
11am-4pm Downtown Ardmore OPEN HOUSE EVENT!

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10am-1pm, FREE WORKSHOP for older adults. Tips for staying in your home.

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The Ardmore Initiative
56 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003
Phone: 610-645-0540
Fax: 610-645-0662

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Fondly known as the “Main Street of the Main Line”, Ardmore’s abundant parks, walkable downtown, countless community celebrations, and proximity to Philadelphia make it an attractive location for anyone who enjoys the culture of the city but still favors a small-town feel.  Offering countless  specialty boutiques, entertainment venues and award-winning restaurants, Ardmore is a town worth getting to know. 

Stop by the Ardmore Initiative office at 56 E. Lancaster Avenue (610-645-0540), to pick up a map and pocket guide to Ardmore businesses and restaurants!  See you downtown!

Ardmore Open House (Saturday, 9/20) Schedule - There's something for everyone!

Food & Cocktails

Gerhards - Grilling demonstration and sidewalk sale

Melodies Cafe - Hosting a coffee tasting/sampling along with wonderful snacks

Jules Thin Crust - Pizza sampling

Jack Mcshea's - Live music and Oktoberfest specials. Saturday brunch from 11am to 3pm

Firinji - Feature a sax musician and food tasting

Taste of Olive - Food demos and special discounts

Mikado/Thai Pepper - Outdoor cooking demos

Tired Hands - TBD

John Henry Pub - Halfway to St. Patick's Day Party. Food & drink specials beginning at 2 p.m. Misty Isle band beginning at 4 p.m.

Bistro 30 - Beer tasting

McCloskey's - $4 mimosas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children/Family Activities

Nahjee Grant - book signing at Commissioner Anna Durbin's office (50 Rittenhouse Ave.)

The Mud Room - Offering cake to celebrate the stores 10 year anniversary in Ardmore as well as family crafts. Hosting The Philadelphia Skating Club.

Jack Burns Architecture - Local artist, Deidre Murphy will be creating a chalk masterpiece outside of the JBA office. Join in the drawing or create your own masterpiece. 11 a.m.

Mapes 5 & 10 - Free popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy and DJ.

The Republic Committee of Lower Merion & Narberth - Balloons, baked goods, chocolates, etc and meet the executive committee members. Will also be hosting Alex's Lemonade

Merion Fire Company of Ardmore fire truck - (lot next to Tired Hand on Ardmore Ave.) 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Rittenhouse Electric - TBD

Historic Walking Tour of downtown Ardmore - Beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ardmore train station (Lancaster Avenue side)

Music Training Center - Children's concert at the MTC. Face painting to follow concert 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Merion Art & Repro - Conte & Derwent colored pencil demo. 40% Melissa and Doug supplies.


Shopping/Sidewalk Sales

Suburban Office Equipment - Sidewalk sale

Radio Shack - Sidewalk sale

Calliope Music - Sidewalk sale

Junior League Thrift Shop - Sales, sales, sales!

Viva Video - Sidewalk sale

Rae & Co - Jewelry sidewalk sale

Past, Present & Future - Tax free shopping

Parisienne - Open House and yummy Twelve Basket cupcakes

The Spy Shop - Sidewalk sale

Shade Sunless - Welcome the new business in town! Shade will celebrate their Open House with Smak Parkour. They'll have $89 teeth whitening (reg $129) on a walk in basis (it's a 15 min process total) and free food

Partyland - Sidewalk sale

Styche - Discover shopping at Styche while you enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese.

Antiques & Appraislas

Main Line Coin & Stamp - Free appraisal for coins from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosting Boy Scouts of America

Harry's Treasures - Verbal antique appraisals. Maximum of 2 items per customer. Bring grandma's jewelry , Uncle Fred's pocket watch or Aunt Susan's sterling flatware set. Anything you can think that may be a treasure. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Giannini Jewelers - Free jewelry cleaning 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs - Offering free cleanings, adjustments, and repairs and giving out free cleaning cloths and cases.

Rae & Co - Jewelry sidewalk sale

Hair & Makeup/Beauty/Fitness/Fashion

Shade Sunless - Welcome the new business in town! Shade will celebrate their Open House with Smak Parkour. They'll have $89 teeth whitening (reg $129) on a walk in basis (it's a 15 min process total) and free food

la'lli Hair Lounge - TBD

Bernie's Hair Salon - TBD

Sabrina Ann - Eye makeup demos 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Washington Boxing Academy - Demonstrations focusing on mitt work, kick pad work and strength training from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rossi Shoe Service - Decorative customizing of footwear from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Decorating boots, shoes, belts, etc. Bring your UGG boots for special monogramming)

Wellness Quest - Free neck massages and laser demonstrations for pain management


Trillium - Floral arranging workshop from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Viking Pastries - Cupcake decorating 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rossi Shoe Service - Decorative customizing of footwear from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Decorating boots, shoes, belts, etc. Bring your UGG boots for special monogramming)

Tasting Room - Will be hosting West Philadelphia artist Bonnie MacAllister and fiber arts group Handmade Philly for live yarn-bombing and community knit session. MacAllister will also have a trunk show featuring her fiber art pieces.


Pet Valu - Hosting a spay and save cat rescue, PALS will be coming with kittens, dog trainer doing free "ask the expert" sessions and vet will be doing nail clippings

Unleased Pet Spa - TBD

VET Dispatch - Free give-a-ways & meet the community


Republic Bank - Hosting Saint Mary's food drive (drop off box in Schaufalle Plaza)

Law Offices of Anna Durbin - Meet the commissioner 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alliance Home Health Care - (Primavera Pizza Kitchen outside) Information table

Declan House - Open to show our new apartments followed by refreshments

PECO - Information table, give-a-ways and children's activities


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