Retail Buzz: Children of America daycare center opens Monday

Housed in the old Border’s location at 8701 Germantown Ave., Children of America will hold its grand opening Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and begin accepting children into its programs on Monday, June 18. COA has signed a 15-year lease at 8701 Germantown Ave. with two five-year options.

Also in Chestnut Hill

The announcement of recruiter Eileen Reilly moving on from her job came last month, but her replacement has not yet been hired. Reilly was hired two summers ago to be the neighborhood’s retail recruiter. It was her job to attract new businesses to fill vacancies primarily along Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill’s commercial corridor. Although Reilly is no longer performing her duties, that doesn’t mean there aren’t new shops coming onto the hill.

The long-awaited move of Balance Chestnut Hill to 18 W. Willow Grove Ave. is tentatively scheduled mid July, says manager Lisa Walker. Balance, currently located at 5 E. Highland Ave. Although the date isn’t set yet, Walker ensures patrons that the business will be moved by August 1 at the latest.

Chill On the Hill, to be located at 5 East Highland Avenue (Where Balance is currently located), will be serving as Chestnut Hill’s first ever frozen yogurt shop tarting at the end of the summer. Co-owner Leslie Newbold said the shop could open as soon as August 1, but will realistically be operating after Labor Day.

Bone Appetite’s move from 8505 Germantown Avenue to 8517 Germantown Avenue will happen July 1 as anticipated. The new location will house more products, offer dog-grooming, and a self-serve dog wash.

A Taste of Olive, an olive oil store, is planning to open in Chestnut Hill. This will be the store’s fourth location.

Pimo Hoagies is also rumored to be joining the business district.

Mt. Airy

With the recent closings of Avenue Bistro and Divinity Salon, Mt. Airy businesses have quickly closed the gap with a couple new businesses.

Goat Hollow Tavern, located at 300 West Mt. Pleasant, will be making its return some time in the fall. According to owner Neil Campbell, the delay is due to a pending liquor license. After the approval, he said, there will be a more official opening date.

Doc C Custom Clothier, located at 7150 Germantown Avenue, opened its doors last Friday. 

The Malt House at 7101 Emlen St. has been open for the past month.

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