Exploring how the diversity of the borough’s business community helps to expand and improve our cultural landscape.
From restaurants to salons, antique stores to funeral homes, West Chester’s diverse business owners breathe life into our vibrant downtown. But their influence in the community stretches far beyond what they purvey in their brick-and-mortar spaces.
The Antique Shop, 11 N. Church St.
Tucked within The Antique Shop’s dense array of sparkling Heisey glass, gold-rimmed crystal, and shelves of brightly colored Fiesta dinnerware is Al-ice Thomas. She and her business part-ner, Betty Jean Newsome, have been selling antiques here on Church Street since 2003, but their business venture started out almost 30 years ago, with a…