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Economic development in Lansdowne is turning the corner and the LEDC is a central force in making this happen. Years of effort are paying off and we are excited to bring to you this press coverage, updates, and tidbits of information and ideas related to events, new developments and new partners in the area.


Summertime and the Living’ Is…
July 3, 2018
HOT! Raise your hand if you spent at least an hour this week fondly remembering snow…read more »

Sweet Taste of Summer
June 26, 2018
Impossible though it might seem, we are now at the last market for June, 2018…read more »

What’s Cookin’ at the Market
June 19, 2018
June is bustin’ out all over (points for catching the musical reference)…read more »

Just Because It’s June
June 13, 2018
“What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”…read more »

We Ain’t Afraid of No Rain
June 6, 2018
Weather forecast be darned (we’re family-friendly here at the LFM)…read more »

To Market To Market
May 29, 2018
The calendar may insist on June 21st, but…read more »

And We’re Back
May 24, 2018
Cue the crowds, cue the tents, and cue the music…read more »

Creative business space opens in LansdowneNews of Delaware County, April 30, 2018

Students help clean up site for new homes in LansdowneDelaware County Daily Times, April 22, 2018

The Difference a Day Can Make
April 19, 2018
As we experienced the extreme contrast …read more »

Feeling Lucky in Lansdowne
March 15, 2018
March came in like a lion …read more »

What’s Not to Love
February 13, 2018
February is usually associated with love …read more »

Starting the New Year in the New Office
January 18, 2018
If you have been reading our newsletters…read more »Lansdowne gets $95,000 for economic development​Delaware County Times, January 5, 2017Governor Wolf approves support for 22 community revitalization projects throughout Pennsylvania​Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, January 3, 2017

Did Someone Say SNOW?
December 13, 2017
Just when we thought we were about to go…read more »

Community Briefs: A Bit of the Arts Holiday Fine Art Show in LansdowneDelaware County Times, November 15, 2017

No Time for Goodbyes
November 15, 2017
It’s Thanksgiving Day! House cleaned – check…read more »
The 30 friendliest cities in the US​MSN Insider, October 27, 2017

Local artists pop-up shop to boost community, economic development​Crains Philadelphia, October 24, 2017

Word from the Mother
October 19, 2017
Apparently she thought I was getting a little too smug…read more »

Top Delis in Philly’s suburbs​Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18, 2017

Jamey’s House of Music now calls Lansdowne homeDelaware County News, October 15, 2017

Lights! Music! Action! Historic Lansdowne Theater Poised for a Comeback​Hidden City Philadelphia, October 11, 2017

The Year That Fall Forgot?
October 11, 2017
If weather forecasts are correct…read more »

It All Happens Here
October 3, 2017
Have you noticed it? The new vibe on the Avenue…read more »

September Song and Hitting the PAWS Button…
Sep 26, 2017
What is it about the Fall that brings nature so into focus…read more »

September, Solstice and Sweaters
Sep 19, 2017
First things first: A correction regarding our Inside Out installation…read more »

We’re More Than Just a Market
Sep 13, 2017
Before I even begin to talk about this week’s Lansdowne Farmers Market…read more »

Change is in the Air
Sep 5, 2017
In the drizzle and chill of the Labor Day LFM…read more »

It’s Crunch Time
Aug 29, 2017
…and I’m back. Spent the last two weeks in the wilds of Wisconsin…read more »

By 2024 I Might Be Ready
Aug 23, 2017
As the total eclipse was happening this week…read more »

Cocktails are in Order
Aug 15, 2017
It’s only August and we are being bombarded with back-to-school commercials…read more »

Melon-choly Babies
Aug 9, 2017
If August is summer is at its perfect peak…read more »

How Can It Be August?
Aug 1, 2017
It was just June, wasn’t it? I had all these plans…read more »

We’re Not Just Kidding Around
July 27, 2017
Kids and shopping…not so perfect together. Close your eyes…read more »

Community Briefs: Easton arts studio holds week-long stay in LansdowneDelaware County Daily Times, July 25, 2017

Paying It Forward for Music and Art
July 19, 2017
Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue is just around the corner…read more »

Riddle Me This
July 19, 2017
How is time like a gelato from the Icery?…read more »

Lansdowne Creates Public Gathering Place for AllDelaware County Times, July 13, 2017

Abra Cadabra… or, How Do They Do It?
July 12, 2017
It happens every Saturday from Memorial Day to Halloween…read more »

The Heart and Heat of Summer
July 5, 2017
By the time you read this…read more »

Fun, Food and the Fourth!
June 27, 2017
Whoosh! And another month bites the dust… read more »

Just so you know…
June 20, 2017
Several people have mentioned… read more »

Raise Your Hand…
June 15, 2017
if you knew… read more »

June Letter from the Board Chair
June 8, 2017
It’s Farmers Market season and… read more »

The Answer is Fresh and Friendly
June 8, 2017
The Question: What’s the three-word slogan… read more »

…and we’re off and running!
June 1, 2017
First up was Mayor Tony Campuzano to officially christen our new outdoor space… read more »

OMG! It’s really here! I thought it’d NEVER!
May 25, 2017
Lansdowne is a great place to be any time of the year, but… read more »

Meet Our New Market Manager
May 25, 2017
After more than a decade of being operated solely by volunteers… read more »

Community Briefs: Busy May in Lansdowne with fairs, 5k, markets  Delaware County Times, May 1, 2017

April Letter from the Board Chair
April 12, 2017
Lansdowne makes the “Inky”… read more »

Lansdowne Yoga Studio & Art Gallery Grand Opening
March 24, 2017
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is proud to announce… read more »

March Letter from the Board Chair
March 15, 2017
We planted some “economic seeds” last year, and now they’re coming to life! Over the past 9 months… read more »

February Letter from the Board Chair
February 14, 2017
February has been an exciting month for us! The LEDC has three new board members… read more »

Lansdowne OK’s pilot projectDelaware County Daily Times, January 19, 2017

Small Business Saturday celebrated in LansdowneDelaware County Daily Times, November 27, 2016

Lansdowne Walgreens is an Award-Winning Preservation Project
November 1, 2016
Since the ribbon-cutting on April 19, 2016 the Walgreens store has been a welcomed addition… read more »

Garincha Hilaire introduces ballroom and Latin dance to LansdowneThe Philadelphia Tribune, July 22, 2016

Global Flavors, Local Treasures
May 20, 2016
For me, nightly dinner with the family, sharing our day’s events, has taken a back seat as my kids grew up… read more »

Lansdowne market celebrates 30 years in businessDelaware County Times, May 14, 2016

Delco’s Farmers Markets offer residents colorful, flavorful and bountiful summerDelaware County News Network, May 13, 2016

New Walgreens Continues Revitalization in LansdowneDaily Times, April 19, 2016

Stargazy pies do a pop-up at the Avenue Delicatessen in LansdowneThe Inquirer, March 31, 2016

RCN’s Presence More Notable in Lansdowne
January 14, 2016
Where I came from in central PA, my choice for TV/Internet service was one of two options… read more »

Small Business SaturdayDaily Times, November 28, 2015

Delco Holiday Sales on Tap this WeekendPhiladelphia Inquirer, November 23, 2105

Lansdowne is the Place to Be in NovemberDaily Times, November 20, 2015

Bacon from Delco’s 1732 Meats is ‘essential’Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9/2015

Mercy Fitzgerald As Rich in History As Lansdowne Itself
September 17, 2015
Being new to the Lansdowne area, having just moved here in July 2015, I went through the usual “Where is the post office…” “Where is the library…” read more »

Local meat producer ready for New York expansionPhiladelphia Business Journal, 7/6/2015

Got a craving for meat?Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/26/2015

Icery in Lansdowne celebrates one-year anniversary June 20Delaware County News Network, 6/20/2015

The Icery in Lansdowne celebrates one-year anniversaryDelaware County Daily Times, 6/20/2015

Art of Food – WHYY Friday Arts feature, 2015

Local Business Owners Recruit Community Bank to Lansdowne
October 3, 2014
The building at 48 Marshall Road has been home to a number of different banks since 1955. But shortly after the First Union Bank was merged and abandoned the site… read more »

Twenty Years and the Beat Goes On for Todaro’s Music Store
October 3, 2014
Todaro’s Music Store is a creative destination where proprietor Joe Todaro has been making music for over two decades. In fact, Todaro not only makes music they make musical instruments … read more »

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation Is Moving Forward
October 3, 2014
The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation, (HLTC), aspires to adaptively reuse the 1,358 seat Lansdowne Theater as a concert and performing arts venue featuring nationally known singer songwriters, adult-alternative and classic rock musicians… read more »

Woodward Properties Revitalize Lansdowne Communities
August 14, 2014
Woodward Properties, a family owned and operated Apartment Management Company has recently acquired five apartment communities in Lansdowne to add to their portfolio… read more »

The Coolest New Kid on the Block: The Icery!
August 14, 2014
If you have not been to The Icery yet, stop reading and get yourself there right away. We mean it! The most recent addition to Lansdowne’s downtown is… read more »

Vinyl Revival Celebrates One Year in Lansdowne
August 14, 2014
Andrea and Gregg DiFabio are celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of their record store, Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue. Vinyl Revival is a destination for people who want a unique entertainment… read more »

Restaurateur with Four Seasons Experience Opens 5-Star Restaurant in Lansdowne
July 23, 2014
Bounta Phengsisouk and family proudly opened AviAnna Restaurant and Banquet Hall at 55 E. Baltimore Avenue. Named in honor of his granddaughter, the tastefully decorated Asian Fusion restaurant… read more »

Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring Celebrates 13 Years in Lansdowne
July 23, 2014
Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring is one of Lansdowne’s fasted growing retailers. Mark Galdo is the area’s largest direct importer of stone, porcelain, glass, pebbles, and mosaic tile… read more »

Become Yoga OM’s Lansdowne
July 23, 2014
Deciding to move from Center City was a tough decision for Charla and Dimeji, but they were in search of an area that had great homes, a family atmosphere and a diversity that reflected their desires and values… read more »