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Although it’s February and winter is in full swing, that shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your sweet tooth. Last week I stopped into Dairy Queen to talk to the owner and get some pictures for a new featured listing. Dairy Queen of East Norriton is open year round to help curb your cravings. I had a Butterfinger Blizzard myself, and it was delicious. I’ve already got plans to stop by one night after work to grab the Blizzard of the Month as seen in the picture above. Can’t go wrong with cherry and chocolate!
I’ve located some details on the organization of an “Occupy Norristown” event. I do my best to keep tabs on the locale, mostly for my own well being.
After sifting through keyword reports and running some search queries of my own, I stumbled upon 2 Facebook pages affiliated with the soon to be occupation of Norristown. The first is a fanpage and is simply called “Occupy Norristown”
I noticed that although the page has less than the required 25 likes for a vanity url, it already had one. But then I realized it was categorized as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). And since I’ve never set one of those up, perhaps Facebook offers some leeway with that.
The second page was an event page, and it was titled; “Occupy Norristown Planning Meeting”
There you’ll discover that a planning meeting is scheduled for the end of October at Steppy’s in East Norriton. Unfortunately I have no review yet for Steppy’s, so I apologize for the lack of visual aids.
At first I was surprised that the meeting date was so far out. But for all I know, they could plan, and start all in the same day maybe? Another thing that came to mind was the 11/11/11 date. And I assume they’re planning to start as close to that date as possible. Especially if any of them are familiar with the political system here in Montgomery County (draw your own conclusions).
Which brings me to my next observation. Steppy’s is a peculiar old school type of “establishment“. Let’s just say virtually anyone might overhear what they’re planning. (again draw your own conclusions).
eastnorriton.org is not affiliated with the Occupy movement, nor any local governing body
I keep meaning to stop and talk with Poppys Bergin but I always see him from the opposite side of Germantown Pike and my choices are: try to turn around somewhere or jump out of my car and run across the street. Both options seem less than perfect. Turning around might do the job, but I could also lose track of him because of all of the traffic. The latter option might scare him off, and I don’t think that’s the best way to land an exclusive interview. I’m bound to run into him eventually on the same side of the street.
The storm this evening that hit the Norristown and surrounding areas slowed rush hour traffic in East Norriton to a virtual standstill. There was mild flooding on Swede and into Norristown where it becomes DeKalb. The storm seemed to be hovering right above the intersection of Germantown and Swede for almost an hour.
Well it’s been well over a year (I think?) since Kmart closed it’s doors in the nameless shopping center up the hill from Northtowne Plaza. Maybe it does have a name but they certainly don’t do a good job of sharing it. Perhaps it’s even part of Northtowne Plaza itself.
Tomorrow May 21st, 2011 the new East Norriton Sears Outlet will be hosting it’s Grand Opening at 9AM. Here’s the address, it’s right behind the Applebees and Chick Fil A on Dekalb.
2700 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401
The word on the street is that there was some sort of soft opening this week whatever that means. I have to be honest I’m not in a huge rush to get over there tomorrow, but I am pretty pleased that the void in that shopping center is now filled. I’ll make it a point to stop in next week, I’m just not much for events. I remember shopping at the Sears Surplus in Quakertown in the late 80′s and early 90′s and if this new Sears Outlet is anything like what Surplus used to be than I am in!
Exclusively at Ana’s Corner Store
3310 North Wales Road
East Norriton 610-279-3100
April 30th & May 1st
Noon – 7:00 PM
East Norriton Featured Listings
From now on I will be updating a new category labeled “Featured Stores”. The difference between these stores and my other reviews are simple. Owners or managers of Featured Stores have provided me with content about their store. The first Featured Store is “Ana’s Corner Store” located in – you guessed it – East Norriton! If you would like your store to be included in the Featured Store section please contact me using the contact page.
Headed into Ray’s around 1:30 for a late breakfast. I had stopped by Walmart first to pick up a few thing, nothing really of note. Mostly household items. When I got into the parking lot, it looked like they had cut off the path again near the car wash that connects right there to the Arby’s which connects to the rest of the Northtowne Plaza. Who insists on cutting this off I have no idea. I suspect it has something to do with insurance and fear of some sort of legal backlash for who knows what. They’ve gone back and forth for years. We’ll see how long it lasts this time.
While waiting to be seated I realized I was part of an unanticipated late rush. Being that there were only 2 servers at the time, there was some confusion for a few minutes before I was able to place an order. But everything got sorted out quickly and I got comped my side of bacon! It’s a friendly atmosphere at Ray’s and you can expect to eat very soon after you order. Being that it’s a diner I certainly recommend to go after some of the delicious breakfast items. On this occaision I treated myself to Ray’s Ultimate French Toast. It was awesome!
It may come as no surprise that my favorite store is 7 Eleven. It has been ever since 1993 when the 7 Eleven in North Wales on North Wales Road got a Mortal Kombat II arcade machine. Ironically one of those machines is sitting behind me as I type this but it hasn’t worked in over a year. I really have to get someone out here to take a look at it. Hands down my favorite game ever and I completely dominate at it. Don’t even think of messing with me. During college I would double flawless/fatality challengers through a mirror. It was intense, but this post is not about Mortal Kombat II, the greatest game in the history of video games. It is in fact about 7 Eleven, the greatest mini mart in the world.
Now mind you all 7 Eleven’s were not created equally, and some disgrace the precious TM they have adorned over their storefront. However I haven’t seen tyranny like that in 20 years. From City Line Avenue to Blue Bell 7 11′s dominate the landscape of southeastern PA for good reason. Simply, they’re the best at what they do. But what do they do? For starters how about providing you with 365 days a year non stop interrupted service. The only time I’ve ever seen one closed is right after a robbery. 7 11 knows how bad you need them too. On City Line there are 2 practically across the street from one another. In Norristown and the immediate surrounding areas there are at least 5.
However East Norriton itself only claims ownership of one 7 11 and sadly I rarely get over there. You see in my opinion the East Norriton 7 11 is in what I like to call the barren zone. Don’t get me wrong I love that 7 11 and it has some unique items that set it apart from the 7 11 on Swede in Blue Bell, but it’s in that zone. The zone I’m referring to is anything between Whitehall Road and Swede Road. If you are a Norristown resident, it’s very unlikely you will ever cross Swede Road for a spontaneous stop because there are no through roads again until you get to Whitehall. East Norriton Township Park, Norristown Park, Elmwood Park, and the ever famous Norristown State Hospital all bump up against one another and permit no traffic. Sure you could get through there with almost any vehicle. But it’s just not a viable route.
For the last 10 years or so my 7 Eleven of choice is far and away the Blue Bell location. Friendly people, your brand of cigarettes is never out of stock, and it exists on an obelysk of concrete that you can only see from an overhead map. I have been known to visit this store on multiple occaisions per day. I was recently ousted as foursquare mayor because I got tired of checking in there! I’m sure I could earn it back, but I don’t have the proper motivation to be honest.
update: I got my Mayor title back with one check in.
According to walmart.com the store in East Norriton is #3565. I also never mentioned their hours. It’s very standard and I’d much rather it was 24 hours but it is not. West Norriton is 24 hours though. But the East Norriton location is only open from 10 – 12? I think. The hours may vary though as there’s been plenty of times I’ve pulled up and been shocked they were closed.
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