What's Open, What's Closed?

Schools, municipal, business and community closures due to Hurricane Sandy.

Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Sandy, the following local businesses, schools, municipal buildings, and more will be closed in the coming days:



Salon Esperanza in Broad Axe is open on Thursday, Nov. 1 with free coffee and free hair washes.

B'Tween Friends in Dresher is Open!

Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell branch is open.

Julia's On the Go Deli in Ambler is Open today

Deck's Hardware is open.

Trax will be open for dinner tonight, Nov. 1

Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington in Fort Washington will re-open for dinner tonight.

Upper Dublin Library will be open regular hours today.

Ambler YMCA is open today and classes are running as scheduled. The therapy pool, family fun pool, and whirlpool are open.

Tru Salon of Dresher is open today.

Fireside Bar and Grille will be open regular hours today.

Gimaro Steaks and Seafood in Montgomeryville is open.

Franks Pizza in Blue Bell is open.

Wawa in Blue Bell is open.

Bounce U in Oaks is open.

Cone Heads in Oreland is open.

L'Angolo Blue in Blue Bell is open.

Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting and North Wales are open.

Pudge's in Blue Bell is open.

Montgomery Mall is open.

Jo-Ann Fabrics in East Norriton is open.

King of Prussia Mall is open.

Willow Grove Park Mall is open.

Plymouth Meeting Mall is open.

Centre Square Diner in Blue Bell is open.

Impact! Thrift Stores in Montgomeryville and Norristown are open.

Planet Beach Blue Bell is open.

O'Towne Tavern is open.

Ambler Pizza is open today.

Giant in Blue Bell, Spring House and Maple Glen are open.

Danielle's Espresso Cafe in Maple Glen is open.

CVS in Ambler Maple Glen is open.

Maple Glen Pizza is open.

7-11 in Maple Glen is open.

Whitpain Tavern is open.

From the Boot in Blue Bell is open.

Old York Road Country Club's Manor House has power, however, Men's Locker Room/Pro Shop without power and closed until further notice, and the course is closed until Saturday.

Lauren's Hallmark in Dresher is open.

Radice Restaurant in Blue Bell is open.

Mina Cucina Rustica will be open for dinner at 5 p.m. today.


Valley Green Flowers & Gifts is still without power today and will be closed, but is taking phone orders and making deliveries.

Institute of Dance Artistry in Fort Washington is still without power and closed.

Frox in Ambler is closed today, Nov. 1.

Ambler Barber Shop is closed.

PURE Spa is closed.

Green Street Luxuries is closed today.

Beth Jacobsen School of Dance is closed.

McGerk's Fort Washington will not be open for lunch but plans on being open for dinner.

Wissahickon Valley Public Library Ambler Branch still remains closed today.

Sew Vintage Boutique in Ambler is closed.

Dettera is closed.

Barberella is closed.

Flour Pot Cookies is closed today. They plan to reopen their kitchen on Monday. 

The Greater Plymouth Community Center remains closed Nov. 1

Gravity Hair Salon is closed until further notice due to power outages.

Hidden Glam will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 29 and will be closed until the middle of the week. A re-opening announcement will be made on their Facebook account, Facebook.com/TheGlamThrifter.

Frox grand opening party has been moved to Nov. 8.


The Fort Washington Campus is still without power. For updates, visit www.temple.edu/alert.html

The Wissahickon School District has announced that schools will tentatively reopen tomorrow with a two-hour delay. Transportation will be provided except on routes blocked by downed trees. The District will provide an update by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow if there is a change.

Power has been restored in all of the Upper Dublin School District buildings except for Maple Glen Elementary School and the Administration Building. As a result, all schools with the exception of Maple Glen Elementary School will have a regular opening. A special update regarding the status of Maple Glen Elementary School will be sent via phone at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Germantown Academy will tentative open school on Thursday, Nov. 1. However, if the school does not have power restored by 6 a.m. on Thursday, school will be cancelled. Check the school website in the morning for any changes.

Our Lady of Mercy is in session tomorrow, November 1, and it is the first day that students should wear their winter uniform. 

EASTERN will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 1.

MCCC is CLOSED for Wednesday  Oct. 31. All day/evening classes/activities are canceled. Power has not yet been restored to the Central Campus in Blue Bell. Administrators and staff are not required to report to work.

Power has been restored at MCCC's Central Campus in Blue Bell! Central & West Campuses will be open and operating on a regular schedule for Thursday, Nov. 1.

Gwynedd Mercy Academy will be closed Thursday, Nov. 1


All Upper Dublin Parks and Recreations programs are on as scheduled beginning Thursday, November 1.

Is your business closing due to the hurricane? Send editor Leann Pettit and e-mail at leann.pettit@patch.com or let us know in the comments. 

PAposter October 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Not one local station covering the Sandy @ 8:44pm...only showing closing...with no directives. Wow!
Leann Pettit October 29, 2012 at 02:15 AM
PAPoster - Be sure to see the Ambler Patch and Upper Dublin Patch Facebook pages, there is more information on both of those as it comes out. facebook.com/AmblerPatch and facebook.com/UpperDublinPatch
PAposter October 29, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Thanks, Leann.
Curmudgeon October 29, 2012 at 09:41 AM
Now we close everything a day (12-18 hours) ahead of a storm (in this area). The wind is not suppose to hit our area until this evening. We keep creaping toward total wussyness (my word). While it is appropriate to take these precautions at the shore, this is once again over reaction in our area, closing eveything today. Let's see what the politicians say about how this storm affected our economy. @PAposter, other than the sports channels, and even FOX29 had split screen, every station had Sandy all the time. What were you watching??
Disdainful October 29, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Hey Curmudgeon it's not overreacting when one has an auto insurance deductible of several hundred dollars, or for those who are required to go out an rescue or repair the storm damage and would be impeded by all nonessential travelers getting in the way of completing the cleanup, or worse, sliding off the roads adding to the number of rescuees.
Curmudgeon October 29, 2012 at 05:24 PM
@Disdainful. Have you been out today. All I said was that it is overreaction 12-18 hours prior to the predicted severity of the storm, to close schools and other services IN THIS AREA!! What's next, closing everything down when thunderstorms are predicted?? Mr. Leonard has the trash being picked up today, I got my mail, many small businesses are open because the need to be. Also I don 't think you have several thousand $$ deductible on your car, that my friend is an overstatement. You may have that on your house, though.
chvolly27 October 30, 2012 at 02:24 PM
curmudgeon- yet you'll be the first complaining and crying when something happens to you
Curmudgeon October 31, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Guess what, my power went out for 24 hours. I survived. I don't complian chvollly27. I adapt, problem solve and move on.
Joe McGinn October 31, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Does anyone have some verified, useful information about the power outages in Upper Dublin Township?
I AM October 31, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Upper Dublin Patch's facebook page has a list of open businesses.
I AM October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Curmudgeon, please remember that people in positions of "authority" must make decisions about what to do taking into consideration that not all people are as "apparently strong" as you. Also, have you been out? Are you aware that there were quite a few downed trees, closed roads, and thousands without power in UD alone. All of which was a bit less than expected for a hurricane. It is not mandatory that you remain indoors, in the future feel free to be sruck by a falling tree. Also feel free to ignore all warning of severe weather in the future, especially since storms of deadly force are increasing yearly!
Dresher Mom October 31, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Go to peco's website @ Joe and if you dont already, register your account, then you can see when the estimated restore power time is for you. I was lucky and got power back last night. That said...I ordered Dominos pizza earlier...so they are open. lol
Marilyn Amento October 31, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Think it was wise to close the schools in advance of the storm's arrival. Originally it was supposed to hit @ 2:00pm. How dangerous to have thousands of children in big busses. Count the cars of all the teachers! The roads would have been clogged and likely there would have been accidents. Early closing allowed our public works people to prepare for the storm. And by the way! Why are any of us trying to reason with a self-proclaimed curmudgeon? A curmudgeon is "An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions." 'Nuff said.
Curmudgeon October 31, 2012 at 10:04 PM
@I AM: I made a statement originally about my thoughts. You attack me, why, becasue you can't hold a rational conversaton. All I said that I thought closing the schools on Monday was premature. I get one response about some who might have several thousnad $$ of dedductible on their car insurance, another says I should get his by a tree. So schools were closed for three days, had they been open 1/2 day on Monday, it would have counted as a full day. When your kids are going to school in mid June, ot they cancel spring break because of too many snow days, will you be OK with that??
I AM October 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Kids already go to school in through mid-june, either way its 180 days total. The guy with the auto deductible said a few hundreds, not thousands. Tree falling comment was to point out your ignorance to the fact that it is the school districts job to make sure my kid is safe on the way to, during, and the on the way home from school. And there was no way to know the actual time dangerous conditions would begin. I would not want them to chance it with my kids life for an extra day of summer. Such irrational talk from me, eh?
Jennifer Hunter Gregorski October 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Are the UD schools open tomorrow?
Leann Pettit October 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM
They haven't made an official announcement yet. When I spoke with Dr. Pladus earlier he said they will make a decision around 7 p.m., so I am awaiting the decision.


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