If all you know about Conshohocken is the traffic backup from Belmont to the Conshohocken Curve, consider yourself formally invited to take the exit and discover a former steel town that’s now known for its restaurants, river trail and growing tech community.
Conshohocken, or Conshy as the locals refer to it fondly, is moving toward what can only be described as a period of unprecedented growth. There are currently one million square feet of office space either approved for development or seeking approval in the Conshohocken sub-market.
Older houses are increasingly being replaced with newer ones, and there are a handful townhome communities slated to begin construction. Two to three luxury apartment communities will also open in the next few years.
Brian Pieri moved to Conshohocken in 2002 and has since opened two restaurants here. He believes Conshohocken “has become ‘that town’-—one that’s attractive to businesses and a demographic seeking an easy commute, and lots of options for dining and activities.”
When Antoinette Poluch decided to expand her boutique business beyond West Chester, she landed in Conshy. “Conshohocken had the perfect demographic for my second store location,” she says. That-, combined with a decade of steady growth—all while maintaining a small-town feel—made Conshy and OBVI Boutique a perfect fit.”
If you haven’t visited Conshohocken yet, or are due for a return visit, there’s a great reason to visit in September. Conshohocken Restaurant Week is being held Sept. 15-21. This annual week-long dining event features 15 restaurants in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken offering prix-fixe menus. For more information and to view menus from participating restaurants visit: www.ConshohockenRestaurantWeek.com
So get off the exit, or take the train from the city. Conshohocken has a lot happening, and you are welcomed to explore all it has to offer.