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Oct 29, 2009 10:23 AM

Good Food Market in Chestnut Hill

Despite some hideous zoning battles, the Good Food Market is open in Chestnut Hill. (


Their goal is to provide upscale convenience food and to add walkable shopping to the CH landscape. I'm really hoping for their success!

Any reviews? I haven't been there yet, but plan to go check it out soon.

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  1. I just went through the Dean & Deluca store in Georgetown and by GFM's website It sounds like that's what they're aiming for with an organic bent. I'll be checking it out but only buying if the prices are fair.

    1. I've been following their zoning woes in the Chestnut Hill Local. They went before the zoning board and despite previous support of the zoning board and jumping through many hoops to satisfy the neighbors, they were denied the zoning necessary for sandwich production on-site, coffee, and gelato. I hope they are going to appeal this. CH desperately needs viable businesses, especially since there are so many empty storefronts in CH and now they're saying Borders might be going out of business too. I don't understand, really.

      Chestnut Hill Cafe
      532 W Chestnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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      1. re: kiwijen

        It's no wonder that CH is struggling with the BS they put people through. As someone who owns a small business CH would be the last spot I would consider for a location.

      2. went in there. not super impressed. some good stuff... not a lot of stuff for the space. i used to live just a few blocks from there; if i was still there, i'd go to that place pretty often. but now that i'm maybe 2 miles away, it's not really a destination place. at least not yet. i'd like to see it work out. they should try to have somethign there good enough to draw people.

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        1. re: Bob Loblaw

          My understanding is that they are trying, and always intended to offer gelato and house-made items but the zoning board has thrown up roadblocks. Hopefully they'll appeal the ruling and be able to show what they're really all about.

        2. I went once about 2 weeks ago. I bought the vegetarian chili from the prepared foods case- price was fair but the chili itself was very disappointing (extremely bland). They had some interesting packaged foods too but a nice selection of fresh prepared foods would be much more appealling to me.

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            1. re: oliviasaru

              that sucks. may there be a curse on all those who kept this place from succeeding.