Instead of watching the Super Bowl, I went on Craigslist to look for another space in Paoli,” he said, adding that he instead saw an appealing listing in Manayunk. “I knew the space was for four days, so what’s the big deal?”
Cronan enlisted his friend and colleague Ben Hartshorn, a wood worker, to join him at the temporary weekend pop-up shop during the Manayunk On Ice festival this past weekend. But as the festival was nearing its end, Cronan convinced Gary Mann, owner of Gary Mann Jewelers and Cronan’s temporary shop, to let him stay for another week.
“The people are off the hook,” said Cronan, of why he decided to look into moving his business to Manayunk. “I like these people. They’re creative people.”