More than $200 million in public and private investments are in the process of giving beleaguered Coatesville, Chester County’s only city, an upgrade. Be on the lookout for local arts centers, live music clubs, artisan shops and a train station overhaul. The Record Kitchen + Bar is leading a culinary renaissance that promises something for everyone. As you read this, Steel City Brewing has likely opened its taps in the former YMCA, and 30 Prime Seafood & Chophouse is scheduled to open next year in a 5,400-square-foot former bank building. The Record is headed by Mark Sherman, Lane Udis and chef Arthur Cabaliere. It’s the same team behind successful East Falls hot spots In Riva, Foghorn & Fletcher, and the Black Squirrel Pub and Haunt. They liked the potential they saw in Coatesville, which had already developed the Midway Arts project nearby. “We look at the overall character of the building first, then we plan our business model from there,” Udis says.
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