September 23, 2012 |
In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe, and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone. In New York, several hundred people lined up outside Apple's 5th Avenue store. Jimmy Peralta, a 30-year-old business management student, waited three hours before getting the chance to buy his new gadget.
December 7, 2012 |
The towering black wall has been impossible to miss. Rising from shiny, white floor tiles at the East Coast's largest shopping mall, it has projected a cloak of mystery all the more stark for being a short walk from Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Neiman Marcus - stores forbidding for their prices, if not their facades. For months, the black monolith has broadcast nothing to shoppers at the Plaza at King of Prussia. Not even the benign nugget of history that behind it once hummed a now-defunct John Wanamaker department store.
August 15, 2015 |
The Cheesecake Factory's design sensibility, like its menu, is founded on the belief that too much is never enough. In contrast, the architects at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson operate on the presumption that you're usually better off with less. That thinking has informed their coolly minimalist designs for the Apple stores, most notably their wispy glass cube in Manhattan. But development often makes for strange bedfellows, and so BCJ was hired by Midwood Investment to design a new Walnut Street building that could contain the restaurant's particular brand of excess.
November 20, 2012 |
Willow Grove Park now boasts an Apple store, with the gold standard retailer having opened at the suburban Philadelphia mall just days before Black Friday, officials said Monday. Apple opened an 8,300-square-foot store on the second level of the mall on Saturday, furthering owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's efforts to make the mall more upscale. Preit recently filled an anchor spot that had once been set aside for a planned Boscov's department store with a Nordstrom Rack instead.
August 6, 2010
A story Saturday about the opening of the Apple store in Center City gave an incorrect address for the Richard Nicholas Hair Studio, a salon for men and women at 1716 Sansom St. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.
July 31, 2010 |
The tall 20-something stood at the corner of 16th and Walnut Streets, squinting at his surroundings in the bright morning sun. "Do you know where the new Apple store is?" he asked the man next to him, as he adjusted his backpack. "There," the man said, pointing to a spot up Walnut, "but it doesn't open until 5. " It was 11 a.m., and at 1607 Walnut St., workers were rushing to finish the facade of the new store, some of it still hidden behind brown paper that kept the curious from sneaking a peek.
May 2, 2012 |
Forget about driving on the 1600 block of Walnut Street from dawn to dark on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday. From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, it's going to be used in the making of a mob movie, "Dead Man Down," which began shooting around the city a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps star Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Noomi Rapace (of Sweden's original "Dragon Tattoo" movies) will be seen outside Urban Outfitters, Alma de Cuba or the Apple Store. Occasionally, nearby 17th Street and Walnut from 17th to 18th may also be off-limits.
August 3, 2014 |
How does an idea - a way to do something, learn something, make connections or community - become an app? This is the story of Spotlight ( www.spotlight.is ), a social media app that went live on the Apple Store and Android on Friday. It's roughly a two-year-long arc from patent (August 2012) to thing (August 2014). (Full disclosure: Since October, the developer of Spotlight - a little start-up called VUID Inc. - has had offices in the same building as The Inquirer. Interstate General Media, which owns the newspaper, is providing office space and staff support to promising start-ups as part of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator.)
February 25, 2015 |
Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's heralded entry into Atlantic City has hit an inconvenient snag: Caesars Atlantic City now claims he is a "rogue occupier" of the Pier Shops, which he wants to redevelop. In an odd series of court filings, Blatstein appears to have become ensnared in a fight with Kevin Ortzman, president of Caesars Atlantic City, which owns the pier, and says Blatstein is trespassing until it says he is not. Blatstein paid $2.7 million late last year for the right to assume the lease for the troubled high-end mall that juts out over the ocean, which he says he wants to transform into an entertainment venue modeled after places in Nashville; Austin, Texas; and Las Vegas.
December 9, 2012 |
A water main break disrupted the dinner hour and retailers on bustling Walnut Street, one of the toniest shopping districts in the city during the height of the holiday season. The main shopping district in Rittenhouse Square was flooded late Saturday afternoon after a water main break sent water gushing up through several large fissures in the middle of the 1600 block of Walnut Street. Asphalt was pushed up by the water in front of the busy Apple store, and most of that block was under as much as eight inches of water, sending streams down other blocks in all directions.