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Good Food Market in Chestnut Hill

kiwijen Oct 29, 2009 10:23 AM

Despite some hideous zoning battles, the Good Food Market is open in Chestnut Hill. (http://goodfoodmarket.net/


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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    wmtairyite Oct 30, 2009 06:07 AM

    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: wmtairyite
      oliviasaru Mar 27, 2010 11:08 AM

      They're closing. :(


      1. re: oliviasaru
        Bob Loblaw Mar 27, 2010 01:09 PM

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

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      Bob Loblaw Oct 29, 2009 02:13 PM

      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
        kiwijen Oct 30, 2009 10:51 AM

        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. kiwijen Oct 29, 2009 11:35 AM

        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
          Den Oct 30, 2009 07:44 AM

          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. Den Oct 29, 2009 10:44 AM

          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.

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