Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011: Shopping & Service
Main Line Today’s readers and critics pick their favorites.
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New Garden Shop >>> The Garden Center at Linvilla Orchards
The new Garden Center’s much-anticipated arrival at Linvilla Orchards was worth the wait. As promised, it’s stocked with an impressive variety of seasonal plants and flowers, along with plenty of supplies and tools. Plans are for the new space to also house Christmas Land, destined to be one the most festive spots around. 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media; (610) 876-7116, linvilla.com.
Party Band >>> Jellyroll
If you’re looking for a band synonymous with a great time, Jellyroll has long been the region’s best bet. The house band for the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, Jellyroll has played everything from local mitzvahs to the White House Congressional Ball. The veteran 13-member ensemble has a horn section that’s second to none, and a flexible set list of classics new and old that can accommodate any audience or occasion. When it comes to this well-seasoned band, versatile is an understatement. (610) 358-9010, brandywinevalleytalent.com.
Printer >>> Professional Duplicating
There’s not much the team at ProDupe can’t handle—especially if it’s business-oriented: Brochures, business cards and banners are expertly crafted by the in-store graphic design team. It may not be the first time you’ve hired someone to design your logo or newsletter, but it may well be the last. 33 E. State St., Media, (610) 891-7979; 866 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 520-1234, produpe.com.
Running Shop >>> Chester County Running Store
With its knowledgeable, passionate staff, this downtown West Chester storefront has become the unofficial headquarters for the area’s running scene. Whether organizing weekly training runs or sponsoring charity races, they offer advice, encouragement and a sense of community to beginners and lifelong runners alike. Whether you’re training for your next marathon or thinking about trading your remote for a new pair of sneaks, CCRS is there to help. 24 S. High St., West Chester; (610) 696-0115, runccrs.com.