Eddie Knows West Chester

About Eddie

I remember sitting at Eddie’s graduation on a beautiful Wednesday evening surrounded by my family and members of the Henderson Community that have been a part of our lives since Eddie was just a small boy.  The night was an emotional one, our familiar cocoon of Henderson, Peirce, and East Bradford was coming to a close.  I was struggling to find Eddie in the crowd of maroon and white, but I knew wherever he was he was happy and safe.  Those were terms I used quite often in describing Eddie’s time at these schools and the West Chester Community.  Eventually, the salutatorian, Courtney Deacon, took her spot and of course I recognized the name, knew her face, and knew she was yet another kind soul.

Although I did not personally meet every person that Eddie knew or who had been a part of his life, Eddie often told stories about his experiences at school, so I came to know many people and the kindness that each and every one of them showed to Eddie.  I can’t recall Courtney’s exact words or how she started her speech, but I was immediately in tune to her and her touching words.  I felt as though she was specifically talking about Eddie, I thought she was speaking directly to me.  Courtney went on to describe the community of Henderson exactly like I viewed it, exactly what I experienced being a part of it.  The word she used to describe the community of Henderson was “Ubuntu”.

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Specifically, Ubuntu can be translated to “I am who I am because of who we all are”.  Yup, that simple word Ubuntu describes Eddie.  Eddie is who he is because of who we all are, Eddie is who he is because of all of the people that have touched his life, touched our lives, through the years.  Eddie is who he is specifically because of the concept of the simple word “Ubuntu” that carries so much meaning, and the kindness that was showed to him throughout the years that shaped who he still is today.  Well, now, that still applies and well, now, Eddie is still a part of the West Chester Community, still loves his town, and has continued to make connections and now, wants to give back to his community that has given him so so much.  So, come find out more about Eddie because Eddie knows West Chester.

Megan C
The Mom

How We Got Here

Eddie Knows West Chester was an idea that we tossed around for some time. Friends and family had suggested on many occasions that Eddie should start a blog because he is so knowledgeable on so many topics, especially West Chester. We thought it would be a great idea for him to share his wealth of knowledge and at the same time interact with his community. Eddie was born and raised in West Chester along with his two younger brothers, Thomas and Casey. When Eddie was just a little guy, we came to realize very quickly what a great community West Chester really is. We witnessed firsthand what the power of community and support can do!! That support continues to this day!!

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Well, Eddie became a “facebooker’ and has joined many West Chester Community Groups to stay connected to his town! On these Facebook groups, Eddie started connecting people to businesses. Someone in a group would ask if anyone knew of a baker, no doubt Eddie knew a baker! For example, he would answer with Amy’s Sweet Bake Shop of course. He would hear back from Amy, thanking him for the connection. Eddie would do this quite often, like a lot…. and it was something he looked forward to doing when checking in on the groups. That pretty much was the initial concept of EKWC… making connections in the community and at the same time promoting WC businesses, his friends, his town. Instagram seems to be the social media hot spot right now, so we started there!! So come check out EKWC’s journey through West Chester and get to know Eddie and your local businesses because of course, EDDIE KNOWS WEST CHESTER!

What We Hope To Do

The mission of EKWC is to make connections for local businesses. EKWC wants to promote local businesses and bring awareness to everything West Chester has to offer from restaurants, health and beauty, services, and of course shopping. EKWC wants to keep it local, shop local, eat local. Come visit West Chester and use EKWC as your tour guide!!

#EddieSentMe

Eddie wants to learn more about the community and what makes West Chester so unique.  He wants to share his knowledge and encourage the community to reach out to others.  If you have learned a few things from Eddie Knows West Chester, don’t forget to let the businesses know that #eddiesentme.  Let’s make it a thing!!

Use #eddiesentme to promote the businesses and to give Eddie a shout out that indeed he made a connection for you!!

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Where was Eddie??

Connections for Local Businesses in West Chester, PA

Eddie Knows West Chester first launched on December 8, 2020.  Since then, Eddie has visited and promoted many businesses in West Chester.  Check out some of the places EKWC has been!

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2 months ago
Eddie Knows West Chester

La Tartine is making its second post on EKWC. We posted about La Tartine way back in 2020 but never had the opportunity to catch up with Johnny, the owner, until now!! We were pleased to connect with Rose, a loyal employee, who set up our meeting and we were glad she did to hear all about Johnny’s journey to West Chester! La Tartine opening its doors way back in 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic. Johnny had just signed the lease that February of 2020!! He decided to keep his old job during this time, not knowing what was going to happen!! Johnny worked around the clock and divided his time and devoted himself to the restaurant. It was difficult to find help at that time as well! He had been looking for a place in WC for quite some and then the perfect spot opened for him. He loved the vibe in WC along with the community feel he got and of course just how beautiful the town really is!! Well, although La Tartine is French, Johnny pulls his recipes from both Lebanon and Sicily backgrounds, attributing the recipes to both his mother and his wife! La Tartine offers all the healthy benefits of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. They offer a little bit of everything that echoes their Lebanon culture with a twist of Italian. Everything is fresh and made to order. Smoothies, fresh juices, crepes, salads, wraps, paninis, acai bowls, flatbreads are just a few of their healthy options that they offer on their menu. They also can accommodate many diet options like allergies and gluten-free option. The menu also changes with the seasons!! Online ordering, DoorDash, Grub Hub are also available to make eating healthy easy!! They also offer catering and will accommodate any requests! Johnny and his family worked hard to get where they are, especially opening in 2020… he loves WC and appreciates the community, the staff, and of course his customers!! So come on out and support and experience the La Tartine way!! Don’t forget to tell them that #eddiesentme. #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesseswc #wcshopsmall #eatlocal #wceatlocal #EKWC #westchesterpa ... See MoreSee Less

La Tartine is making its second post on EKWC. We posted about La Tartine way back in 2020 but never had the opportunity to catch up with Johnny, the owner, until now!! We were pleased to connect with Rose, a loyal employee, who set up our meeting and we were glad she did to hear all about Johnny’s journey to West Chester! La Tartine opening its doors way back in 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic. Johnny had just signed the lease that February of 2020!! He decided to keep his old job during this time, not knowing what was going to happen!! Johnny worked around the clock and divided his time and devoted himself to the restaurant. It was difficult to find help at that time as well! He had been looking for a place in WC for quite some and then the perfect spot opened for him. He loved the vibe in WC along with the community feel he got and of course just how beautiful the town really is!! Well, although La Tartine is French, Johnny pulls his recipes from both Lebanon and Sicily backgrounds, attributing the recipes to both his mother and his wife! La Tartine offers all the healthy benefits of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. They offer a little bit of everything that echoes their Lebanon culture with a twist of Italian. Everything is fresh and made to order. Smoothies, fresh juices, crepes, salads, wraps, paninis, acai bowls, flatbreads are just a few of their healthy options that they offer on their menu. They also can accommodate many diet options like allergies and gluten-free option. The menu also changes with the seasons!! Online ordering, DoorDash, Grub Hub are also available to make eating healthy easy!! They also offer catering and will accommodate any requests! Johnny and his family worked hard to get where they are, especially opening in 2020… he loves WC and appreciates the community, the staff, and of course his customers!! So come on out and support and experience the La Tartine way!! Don’t forget to tell them that #eddiesentme. #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesseswc #wcshopsmall #eatlocal #wceatlocal #EKWC #westchesterpaImage attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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I have to try it!

I love the crepes!

The best falafel wrap!

4 months ago
Eddie Knows West Chester

Friends of EKWC took a short ride to see our friends at CupKate’s in Greenville, Delaware and it was worth the trip to hear Kate’s story and treat ourselves to some homemade cupcakes!! Kati opened up her shop in September 2022 and her customer base has grown every year! Creativity and baking has always been a passion of Kati’s, she was always baking cakes for friends and family alongside her mom. Kati knew early on she wanted to one day run her own business. She attended St. Joe’s University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneuship so she mastered that side of the business which led directly to her success not only as a baker but as an entrepreneur.  
Kati spent some time in the corporate world and continued to have an online presence for her baking along with involving herself in pop up shops at popular spots like Anthropologie and Lily Pulitizer! Getting so involved, Kati continued to build up her following. Marketing herself and her CupKate’s was key to her success even prior to opening up her store! With such a strong, loyal customer base, and success online, Kati decided it was time to give a shop a go and become a fulltime baker!! She already had 6000 followers on Instagram… she already had a presence online…. She already had the business know how!  
Well, today she has over 17,000 followers along with a busy shop where she continues an online shop as well. Plenty of sweet treats available for walk-ins, grab and go cupcakes, cookies, seasonal specials, baby cakes, macaroons, and more along with adorable boutique items like stickers, bags, cards to name just a few. Kati enjoys the challenges to create exactly what you are looking for in custom cakes and also has an easy online guide to help you make your decisions. Weddings, parties, events, CupKate’s will be your go to for all your baking needs!! Keep an eye out for upcoming events, like cake decorating classes as well!! So fun!! Stop in to see Kati and please don’t forget to let her know that #eddiesentme. #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesseswc #wcshopsmall #eatlocal #wceatlocal #EKWC #westchesterpa
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Friends of EKWC took a short ride to see our friends at CupKate’s in Greenville, Delaware and it was worth the trip to hear Kate’s story and treat ourselves to some homemade cupcakes!! Kati opened up her shop in September 2022 and her customer base has grown every year! Creativity and baking has always been a passion of Kati’s, she was always baking cakes for friends and family alongside her mom. Kati knew early on she wanted to one day run her own business. She attended St. Joe’s University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneuship so she mastered that side of the business which led directly to her success not only as a baker but as an entrepreneur.  
Kati spent some time in the corporate world and continued to have an online presence for her baking along with involving herself in pop up shops at popular spots like Anthropologie and Lily Pulitizer! Getting so involved, Kati continued to build up her following. Marketing herself and her CupKate’s was key to her success even prior to opening up her store! With such a strong, loyal customer base, and success online, Kati decided it was time to give a shop a go and become a fulltime baker!! She already had 6000 followers on Instagram… she already had a presence online…. She already had the business know how!  
Well, today she has over 17,000 followers along with a busy shop where she continues an online shop as well. Plenty of sweet treats available for walk-ins, grab and go cupcakes, cookies, seasonal specials, baby cakes, macaroons, and more along with adorable boutique items like stickers, bags, cards to name just a few. Kati enjoys the challenges to create exactly what you are looking for in custom cakes and also has an easy online guide to help you make your decisions. Weddings, parties, events, CupKate’s will be your go to for all your baking needs!! Keep an eye out for upcoming events, like cake decorating classes as well!! So fun!! Stop in to see Kati and please don’t forget to let her know that #eddiesentme.  #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesseswc #wcshopsmall #eatlocal #wceatlocal #EKWC #westchesterpaImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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    Eddie wants to start conversations with you!  He would like to get to know you and help you find exactly what you are looking for or just give ideas on what West Chester has to offer.  If you are looking for something specific, like a type of restaurant, a florist, a baker, a barber… just Ask Eddie!

    If you are a local business that we have not promoted yet, give us a shout out and we will be sure to come visit you!!