December 28, 1988 |
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.
September 10, 1993 |
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)
September 25, 1987 |
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.
August 8, 1987 |
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.
July 7, 1998 |
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.
August 14, 1987 |
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.
November 1, 1993 |
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.
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.
February 21, 1989 |
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.
December 18, 1988 |
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.