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December 28, 1988 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
The tony Cacharel clothing store in the Bourse will close Jan. 7, a month before a major renovation is scheduled to begin at the historic shopping arcade in an effort to attract more tourists and middle-income shoppers. The store, which sells expensive French clothing, was one of the original tenants at the Bourse when it reopened in 1981 after a $20 million renovation by Philadephia-based Kaiserman Enterprises, the building's owner. "The Bourse is changing its image. We're the highest-end store at this point, and it seemed this was the right time to go, before the construction begins," said Patricia Cuddy, who has managed the shop for five years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1993 | By Bill Kent, FOR THE INQUIRER
We can thank the '80s for confirming that jazz is the music of class. Locally, we can thank Zanzibar Blue for proving that Philadelphia can support a classy jazz club and restaurant. And for paving the way for another: The Blue Moon Jazz Club and Restaurant, a bistro that celebrated its grand opening Wednesday in the basement of the Bourse. The Blue Moon promises headliners every weekend and is aiming for a crowd that is even a bit more upscale than the Zanzibar - with cover charges (usually $20)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1987 | By Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Heartthrob Cafe, the place that did for nightclubs what Back to the Future did for movies, has decided that the '50s aren't forever. The club/ restaurant in the Bourse, on Fifth Street near Chestnut Street, has gotten a new look, a new menu and a new name: the Beverly Hills Bar & Grill. The club will throw a grand-opening bash Thursday to launch the new order, but those who can't wait can check things out this weekend. Owner Kelley Cordova says the place has a "totally new" look and feel, though music will continue to feature tunes from the '50s to the '70s.
NEWS
August 8, 1987 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
Two electronic message signs by New York artist Jenny Holzer, installed in the Bourse as part of a sculpture exhibition staged in connection with the Constitution's bicentennial, have been temporarily shut down because of the messages they transmit. As a result of a disagreement between the management of the arcade and Collaborations Inc., the organization that arranged the exhibit, the signs were turned off Thursday on the orders of I. Jerome Milgrim, the Bourse's director of operations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1998 | By Douglas J. Keating, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
A theater facility closed for three years will reopen Sunday when Late Night Catechism moves from Society Hill Playhouse to the Bourse. The one-person comedy, in which a nun teaches a catechism refresher class for adults, will set up in the space that once housed the Actors Center Theatre in the basement of the Bourse at the corner of Fifth and Ranstead Streets. Tim Flaherty, general manager for the show, said the move from the rented Society Hill Playhouse was made in anticipation of a long Philadelphia run. Having the show in its own space, he explained, would both reduce costs and allow for the creation of a classroom environment.
NEWS
August 14, 1987 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
Two electronic message signs by artist Jenny Holzer, installed in the Bourse as part of a Constitutional bicentennial sculpture exhibition, were turned back on yesterday after having been off for a week. The signs were ordered turned off Aug. 6 by I. Jerome Milgrim, director of operations at the Bourse, in a disagreement over the size of disclaimer signs that absolved the Bourse of responsibility for the content of Holzer's signs. Larger disclaimer signs were posted yesterday adjacent to the Holzer signs, which hang under the clocks at the third-floor level at each end of the building.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1993 | By Karl Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Keyboard player and composer Dexter Wansel likes to drop the jazz word a lot, but his Friday night show at the new Blue Moon Jazz Club lacked any linear connection with the music of Bird, Diz and 'Trane. Wansel serves up music that's light and easy. A little funk for the swinging bar crowd. Some melody for people holding hands. A saccharine mellowness that has more to do with WJAZ radio than the legendary A Train. Wansel held forth Friday night with Universe - six other musicians, including two drummers, a second keyboard and a guitarist - in the city's newest jazz room with its long mirrored wall and cool blue light.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
YOU CAN SEE the 2013 Oscar-nominated live-action and animated short films at the Ritz at the Bourse starting Friday. The program for the animated films runs 88 minutes and features "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,' " in which the Simpson toddler longs to join the elite children at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center. Other titles include "Paperman" (USA) "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (U.K.), "Fresh Guacamole," and "Adam the Dog," both from the U.S. A separate program for nominated live-action short films runs 113 minutes and features "Asad," a coming-of-age fable about a Somali boy, "Buzkashi Boys," set in Afghanistan and directed by Philadelphia-area native Sam French, "Curfew," from the U.S., "Henry," from Canada, and from Belgium/France, "Death of a Shadow.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
The only thing missing from outside the Bourse at 5th and Market streets yesterday was the obligatory Geraldo Rivera warning: Do Not Allow Young Children Near the TV Set. Parental Discretion Advised. To the more than 1,500 fans waiting to see the incorrigible Mr. R., it didn't matter that the subjects of his shows taped in Philadelphia were female impersonators or the Elvis-is-still-with-us issue. The crowd came to see Geraldo. It wasn't the lineup of men dressed like Liza Minnelli or Barbra Streisand or Cher or Patti LaBelle that attracted the mob to the Bourse.
REAL_ESTATE
December 18, 1988 | By Linda S. Wallace, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six years ago, the Bourse, anchored in the historic district around Independence National Historical Park, opened with great fanfare - an enclave of upscale shops within walking distance of gentrifying neighborhoods in Society Hill. Its target market was the area's up-and-coming populace. But the up-and-coming populace never really came. Contrary to the expectations of project developer Kaiserman Enterprises of Philadelphia, neighborhood people would not walk 10 blocks or so to get to the Bourse, partner Ronald Kaiserman said.
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October 3, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
As if the rainiest June in Philadelphia history and a federal "sequester" that cut 10 percent from national parks' budgets were not enough, the federal government shutdown now threatens to further disrupt businesses and tourism near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Merchants in shops at the Bourse across from Independence National Historical Park said they didn't see any impact on the first day of the shutdown Tuesday, but a longer closure could seriously affect the 10,000 visitors per day who normally pass near their doors in October.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
YOU CAN SEE the 2013 Oscar-nominated live-action and animated short films at the Ritz at the Bourse starting Friday. The program for the animated films runs 88 minutes and features "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,' " in which the Simpson toddler longs to join the elite children at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center. Other titles include "Paperman" (USA) "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (U.K.), "Fresh Guacamole," and "Adam the Dog," both from the U.S. A separate program for nominated live-action short films runs 113 minutes and features "Asad," a coming-of-age fable about a Somali boy, "Buzkashi Boys," set in Afghanistan and directed by Philadelphia-area native Sam French, "Curfew," from the U.S., "Henry," from Canada, and from Belgium/France, "Death of a Shadow.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012
The Loneliest Planet : A backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains goes frightfully wrong for a young couple. Starring Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal and Hani Furstenberg. (Ritz at the Bourse) Simon and the Oaks : Two boys from different backgrounds come of age in Sweden during World War II. Swedish with subtitles. (Ritz Five)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2011
Directed by Anne Sewitsky. With Henrik Rafaelsen, Agnes Kittelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, and Maibritt Saerens. In Norwegian with subtitles. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Running time: 1 hour, 28 mins. Parent's guide: R (sex, nudity, and plantation play) Playing at: Ritz at the Bourse
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2011 | By Robert Abele, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
An imprisoned husband and father, released after three years, finds an emotionally shifting new world upon his return home in the urban family drama Gun Hill Road. Set in a struggling yet tightly knit Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, writer-director Rashaad Ernesto Green's debut feature stars Esai Morales as Enrique, a hardened parolee who averts his eyes when making love to his wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), who had an affair while he was gone. But he can only stare in confused, wounded anger at his transsexually inclined teenage son Michael (Harmony Santana)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
The cheeky title How to Live Forever belongs to a wry, hopeful, yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that come with growing old. Filmmaker Mark Wexler, son of legendary cinematographer and impending nonagenarian Haskell Wexler, makes for an amiable tour guide as he uses his own fears about aging to examine life extension, its philosophical implications, and its promoted treatments, from health and fitness regimens...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
White Irish Drinkers might be writer-director John Gray's profane, boisterous, blood-spattered love letter to growing up in '70s Brooklyn, but its truer and more regrettable connection is to the rampant Scorsese mimicry that characterized early-'90s indie calling cards. You know the kind: movies where young guys with glaringly obvious life choices - here, it's whether kind-eyed, wisecracking, big-dreaming Brian (Nick Thurston), who paints secretly in the basement, should escape the influence of his boozy, violent father (Stephen Lang)
BUSINESS
February 7, 2011 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Times are tough for real estate - and especially so for single-office real estate firms. During the last dip in the housing market, the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, many small- and medium-size real estate concerns - including some that had weathered previous storms - merged with larger firms or went under. In 1988, at the start of that downturn, Richard Astrella acquired his Pennsylvania real estate license. In 2004, as the market peaked, he became a broker and started Star Real Estate Group, which has its office at the Bourse in Center City.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2010
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev. With Dannie Tillman, Pat Tillman Sr., and Stan Goff. Distributed by the Weinstein Co. Running time: 1 hour, 34 mins. Parent's guide: R (profanity, mature themes) Showing at: Ritz at the Bourse
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