Walkable Wayne, PA
Downtown Wayne is located in the center of the Main Line in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Wayne was originally named Louella, after founder J. Henry Askin's daughters Louisa and Ella. A railroad stop was created and the town was then renamed Wayne Station after General Anthony Wayne. Located 14 miles outside of Philadelphia, you can hop on the R5 train and be in downtown Philadelphia within less than a half an hour. Both Lancaster Avenue and North Wayne Avenue share an extensive variety of mom and pop shops, cafes, family-owned restaurants, pizzerias, a movie theatre, art studios, and much, much more! The town is filled with friendly locals who all share a common interest of the businesses and restaurants in the surrounding area. The majority of the businesses and restaurants have been there for decades. The Tiger Shop, for example, has been in Wayne for over 45 years providing its loyal customers with high-quality brands of men’s clothing. They specialize in customization of men’s apparel and they even have their own personal tailor. I spoke with the owner David Abraham who is a reminder to the community on why small-town businesses thrive in a town like Wayne... “ Strawbridge’s, John Wanamaker’s, Gimbels, Lit Brothers are all out of business, but we are still here.” This shows the true passion and dedication the business owners in this town have. Across the street is Out There Outfitters, which sells outdoor lifestyle clothes. This locally owned store is one of a kind. They have the biggest selection of Patagonia from New York City to Washington, D.C. Next door to that is the Elegance Café, which is a French bakery and restaurant in one. They have been providing fresh food every day from scratch for the past 8 years. They are best known for their chicken salad, quiches, soups, and reasonably priced lunch combos for just 10 dollars you get a full meal! Across from there is the Great American Pub, a family owned bar and restaurant which has been around for the past 13 years. They offer a huge variety of foods on their menu including gluten-free foods and beer. They are open 7 days a week from 11:30AM-2AM. With a great happy hour and live music, this place brings a lively, fun crowd of younger and older generations. Right down the street from there is Matador, an authentic Spanish-Mexican restaurant. They serve delicious tapas and are best known for their tequila bar that holds up to 90 brands of tequila. They have two different bars, one energetic versus the other one, which is more quiet and relaxed. On Sundays, they have unlimited mimosas and sangrias during brunch that keeps the customers very satisfied! Around the corner is The Anthony Wayne Movie Theatre, which has been in business since 1928. The theatre has an old-city style with many art deco components. It has the original ticket booth outside just like it was back in the day. Next to the theatre lies The Gryphon Café, which has been providing a place for neighbors to meet for 20 years. They roast their own coffee and they provide free live music and plays to their customers. chocolates, and high-quality jewelry such as the popular designer Alex and Ani. With the many shops and places to eat in Wayne, there is still much more to be discovered such as the Cole Wellness Spa that is open 7 days a week and provides customers with facials, massages, make-up services, beauty products, waxing and hair services. They specialize in organic hair care and spa, using 100 percent natural ingredients. They were voted Best of the Main Line. Another place where one can ease their mind is Painting With A Twist. Bring a beverage of your choice, whether it to be soda, beer, or a cocktail anything goes here! With step by step instructions, you and your friends can make a night out of painting even if your artistic or not, it is filled with lots of laughs and fun. They host private and corporate parties as well. Now that you have read about all of the fun and exciting things to do in Wayne you can see that the town has lots to offer for family, friends, and co-workers. Come see Wayne today to experience a historical environment with a fun and vibrant scene.