Thirty years ago this month, Scott and Theresa Richardson were ready to open a catering business. “We looked at West Chester and Media, but we thought there was more of a need for food in Swarthmore,” Theresa said, “that the college could be a catering client and students would come down to find a place to get takeout.”
“We walked around the town and met up in front of 8 Park Avenue, which had a For Rent sign in the window. And we made the phone call to Bill Willis, who owned the building, and a couple of days later we came back to sign the lease. It was April Fool’s Day of 1989. We asked each other ‘are we sure we want to do this?’ and the answer was yes,” Scott said in a recent interview at 8 Park Avenue, for nearly 30 years the home of their restaurant and catering business Occasionally Yours.