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West Chester Busking “Street Musician” Ordinance

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

by Daniel Brouse

WEST CHESTER, PA — West Chester Borough is making noise with their “Busking Ordinance”. The Borough adopted a “busking ordinance” in 2016; however, in 2017 it was discovered the approved ordinance was not the law published as Borough Code. In error, the Borough published the original draft without the major revisions that had been voted into law. The currently published law declares it is against the law to read within 100 feet of a library even with a permit, as well as, many other unconstitutional requirements.

On March 27, 2017, the Borough was contacted, and Borough Manager Michael Cotter stated, “The correct version is in the process of being posted.”

During August and September our office was contacted about several incidents of West Chester Police Officers enforcing the erroneous Code.

On September 27, 2017, the Borough was again contacted:

Dear Mr. Cotter,
Quite some time has passed since the Borough published the wrong “busking ordinance”. ( )
On March 27, 2017, you (Borough Manager Michael Cotter) stated, “The correct version is in the process of being posted.”
Since that time reports of rogue police officers trying to enforce the wrong law have surfaced.
Your prompt attention to this matter would be greatly appreciated.

As of publication date, we have not received a reply.

Look back in time:

West Chester Outlaws Singing, Dancing and Pantomime March 27, 2017
West Chester Busking Ordinance Monday, September 19th, 2016
West Chester Busking Public Hearing Monday, July 25th, 2016
West Chester Borough Petition Against Busking Ordinance Saturday, July 16th, 2016
West Chester Busking Ordinance Borough Council Saturday, July 16th, 2016
West Chester Borough Busking Ordinance Saturday, July 9th, 2016
West Chester Busking Ordinance
West Chester Borough Busking Press Release
Letter To West Chester Borough

Barnaby’s: West Chester’s Best Restaurant Deals

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

WEST CHESTER, PA — Where is the best restaurant deal? Barnaby’s of West Chester offers an outstanding house salad for $2.99. The salad is so good you won’t need to order an entree. They also offer a daily beer special. On the day of the review, a pint of Victory beer was $3.00. On our return visit a pint of Yards was $3.00. Not only do they have the best meal deals, conditions permitting they entertain for free on the outside deck with some of the area’s finest musicians.

Barnaby’s West Chester
15 S High St.
West Chester, PA 19382

The runner-up was Saloon 151, 151 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380 with a $4.00 house salad and a $3.00 pint of Yuengling.

Manayunk: Canal Legacies

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society presents:

Wednesday, September 27th
To be held at:
Journey’s Way
403 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19128
@ 7 PM
Guest Speaker — Sandy Sorlien – Canal Legacies: Tracing the Schuylkill Navigation from Coal Country to Manayunk