Is Oxford the Next High-Growth Area for Southern Chester County?

Oxford Borough

Growth moves down the corridor of US-1, maybe not at the speed or intensity of the commercial property pricing drops or increases from east to west, north to south, but nonetheless, it moves.

The pandemic has hit so many small “mom and pop” towns with lethal blows to their economy and small business bases. As a local resident, I have been discouraged by seeing businesses close up over the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have also been encouraged by the way that the Oxford/Nottingham community has pulled together to support local and helped existing businesses sustain and even thrive in spite of the challenges they face, and as a bonus, encourage new entrepreneurship within the area with new “pop-up” establishments, like the “Rudolph’s Bourbon Bar” over the Christmas Holiday Season. Our local leaders really stepped up to the challenge of the “new normal”. Cameron’s Hardware helped us by offering no-contact pickup, and other retailers offered delivery via UBER eats and DoorDash. We saw what I’d like to call “Creative Sustainability” all around us. Existing local businesses like DuBarry have created brick-and-mortar spaces fronting on “Oxford Main Street” and are doing quite well. Home to great local eateries like Sawmill Grill, The Octoraro Tavern & Grill, Wholly Grounds, La Sicilia, Andres, the Nottingham Creamery, and Little Miss Oxford Diner, this town is full of character and charm. The new parking garage is a tremendous benefit to the retailers in our area. Oxford is also home to large businesses such as Neuchatel Chocolates, Tasty Baking Company, and The Scotts Company.

We are watching local entrepreneurs emerging such as the Whisky Shack, Smokin Dragons, Pickled Pickles, and Sweet Cakes, bringing new life and excitement to our area.

The Preston & Steve Show featured our own BellyBusters as one of the top 10 cheesesteaks of 1,000 different varieties taste-tested in the area! Now that’s impressive! Oxford Mainstreet Inc. announced that First Fridays will be starting up again in April. That’s just around the corner! There’s a lot of positive things going on in Southern Chester County during this arduous pandemic.

We have a unique opportunity available within the borough limits to present to you:

  • 6,895 sf
  • 2 story office building
  • 40 car parking
  • Could be used as:
    • Office
    • Medical
    • Flex
    • Institutional
    • Finance
    • Professional Services
  • 1st floor amenities:
    • 11 Cubicle Offices
    • 2 Private Offices with smoke glass privacy
    • 1 Large Conference Room with smoke glass privacy
    • 1 Small Conference Room
    • 1 reception area
    • 2 restrooms
    • Large kitchenette area/employee lunchroom
    • Heated storage area
    • Roll-up drive-in delivery door (8×8) in the rear
  • 2nd floor amenities:
    • 18 cubicle offices
    • 3 private offices
    • Server room
    • Small kitchenette area
    • 1 coat closet
    • 2 restrooms

Click here to tour this amazing space virtually:

The Connective Art & Music Festival is this weekend

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This Saturday in Oxford is the place to be as three stages of bands, lots of great artwork, and fun and games for all ages converge throughout “Main Street” Oxford. HERR’S is hosting this event and WXPN is providing radio sponsorship for the event. This year’s headliner will be the 90’s band, Blind Melon. Oxford Borough is offering free parking. Come join your local community for all of this, plus food trucks, street performers, cold craft brews and wine from our local vineyards. For tickets and information, visit http://www.connectivefestival.org

(8.2.19 ~ tickettoentertainment.com)