POTTSTOWN — If the arts are truly a driving force behind downtown revitalization, then strike up the band because an established musical venue from Philadelphia has plans to move its entire operation to 310 High St.
For the last 10 years, Jamey Reilly has opened the doors of his large Overbrook Avenue Home to musical artists of all styles and genres.
Known as Jamey’s House of Music, the once informal sessions became more and more popular until, on Dec. 6, “we were visited by a phalanx of Philadelphia Licensing and Inspection Officers and members of the Philadelphia Police department, armed with orders to shut us down on the spot because our house concerts are considered by the city to be an illegal night club in a residential neighborhood,” as described on the organization’s website.
“They had apparently received complaints from an unnamed party who wished to see us put out of business,” according to the site. “It did not matter that the city had previously issued us a license for commercial activity at this location. Thus, in one fell swoop, ten years of the finest entertainment from around the world came to a full stop.”