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June 25, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott says he had a moment of clarity at a dinner with Allentown's Brooks brothers in September. Jim and Rob Brooks, owners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms minor-league hockey team and operators of the just-opened PPL Center, had contracted with Comcast Spectacor for ticketing, arena management services, and food concessions at the new multipurpose venue - a triple play, to borrow a phrase from the cable industry. Why not market those related Comcast Spectacor services together under one brand, Scott wondered, instead of separately as Ovations food services, Paciolan ticketing, and Global Spectrum venue management?
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July 4, 1994 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For Jeff Manns, the envelopes that began arriving from college admissions offices last December held a delicious agony. Should he accept a full scholarship to the University of Virginia, or say yes to a fully paid education at the U.S. Air Force Academy? Should he go to Princeton University with financial aid, or attend Wake Forest University, which also offered a full scholarship? He decided on Virginia. And to top it off, as he leaves for Charlottesville late this summer, he'll be carrying a suitcase of designer clothing and $20,000 more in financial aid. The money and the clothes come courtesy of Brooks Brothers, which this spring ran a one-time scholarship competition.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1990 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Building, at 1500 Chestnut St., has been put up for sale by VMS Realty Partners, the financially troubled Chicago real estate-finance company. And in a telling sign of VMS's troubles, the company is willing to part with the building for much less than what it owes on mortgage loans taken out against the property, and close to half of what it paid for the building in 1985. VMS bought the 20-story building, which houses the Brooks Brothers men's clothing store, from First Pennsylvania Bank in 1985 for $19 million.
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January 26, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The old Jacob Reed's Sons store on Chestnut Street, now a CVS, is justly admired for its palazzo-style facade and arts-and-craft mosaic, created by architect William L. Price in 1905. But this baby's got back, too. The rear facade on Sansom Street is a minor-key version of the front, featuring a monumental stained-glass window that would be at home in a grand church. Nowadays, we're lucky if our downtown buildings present one good face to the world. You certainly don't want to look at their backs - often so cluttered with loading docks, garage doors, ventilation units, and Dumpsters.
NEWS
August 31, 1999 | By David Boldt
Further evidence that American taste may have deteriorated beyond repair comes from two articles in last Thursday's Wall Street Journal on declining standards of dress in the workplace. "Tight T-shirts, stretch sweaters, bare legs," the Journal reported in a fashion article, "and that's the men. " The larger problem, that story and another suggest, is women. They are now headed for work in clingy sweaters with plunging V-necks, tight shirts, micro-miniskirts and stiletto heels.
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May 30, 1986 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Plymouth Caravelle is a car for the man who wishes he could buy more of his clothes at Brooks Brothers - and for the woman who doesn't shop at Nan Duskin nearly as often as she'd like. You might say it is a car for the person who can't quite afford a Chrysler LeBaron. Then again, you might say it is a car for those people who are smart enough to realize that a $9,200 Caravelle is essentially a LeBaron, minus $3,000 worth of sticker trauma. The Caravelle arrived on the scene in fall 1984 to fill a gaping, upscale hole in Chrysler's Plymouth product line.
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March 19, 2001 | By Jeff Hurvitz
Would the last clothing manufacturer to leave Philadelphia kindly turn out the lights? Pincus Brothers Inc., the city's lone remaining major producer of men's clothing, is going to shutter its doors at Fifth and Race Streets. Many were the spring days in the 1960s when I emerged from the subway at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue and began a long walk to see the Phillies play at Connie Mack Stadium. As I strolled south toward Lehigh Avenue, a manufacturing cacophony played a prelude to the crack of the bat at 21st and Lehigh.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1990 | By Sheila Simmons, Daily News Staff Writer
Do Philadelphia's best-dressed businessmen need a $5,000 tie? Wallachs, the upscale Chicago-based men's retailer which opened last week in Center City, thinks that somebody here does. Among the merchandise available on the store's opening day was a $5,000 Countess Mara tie. But Wallachs also is hoping to appeal to a far broader audience looking for top-quality, expensive menswear (though not quite as costly as that tie). The store's suits start at a minimum of $365. John Eyler, chairman and chief executive of Hartmarx Specialty Stores, which owns and operates Wallachs, said the new store, as well as one opened in October at the Cherry Hill Mall, will be successful here because Wallachs is targeting a market underserved in the area.
SPORTS
March 28, 2012
    Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night over the Penguins. Michael Grabner, David Ullstrom, and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Josh Bailey had three assists to help the Islanders end Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak with ease. Okposo, Ullstrom and Nielsen scored within a six-minute span of the second period to break things open. Meanwhile, James Neal scored twice for the Penguins and Tyler Kennedy added a goal, but Marc-Andre Fleury gave up five goals on 18 shots before being replaced in the third by Brad Thiessen.
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June 25, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott says he had a moment of clarity at a dinner with Allentown's Brooks brothers in September. Jim and Rob Brooks, owners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms minor-league hockey team and operators of the just-opened PPL Center, had contracted with Comcast Spectacor for ticketing, arena management services, and food concessions at the new multipurpose venue - a triple play, to borrow a phrase from the cable industry. Why not market those related Comcast Spectacor services together under one brand, Scott wondered, instead of separately as Ovations food services, Paciolan ticketing, and Global Spectrum venue management?
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May 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Edwards dialed her great-aunt's number Wednesday morning, and then put the phone down in puzzlement. The line was busy. Voleta McNair-Wiley, 91, almost always picked up. She lived alone in a three-story rowhouse in North Philadelphia. She didn't get out much on her own anymore, depending on calls and visits from friends and family. Later that day, Edwards got a call from her sister. There had been a fire, she said. Firefighters were dispatched to McNair-Wiley's house at 2625 W. Thompson St. at 6:50 a.m. and arrived two minutes later to find the home near the end of the block engulfed in heavy smoke, said Fire Chief Clifford Gilliam.
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January 26, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The old Jacob Reed's Sons store on Chestnut Street, now a CVS, is justly admired for its palazzo-style facade and arts-and-craft mosaic, created by architect William L. Price in 1905. But this baby's got back, too. The rear facade on Sansom Street is a minor-key version of the front, featuring a monumental stained-glass window that would be at home in a grand church. Nowadays, we're lucky if our downtown buildings present one good face to the world. You certainly don't want to look at their backs - often so cluttered with loading docks, garage doors, ventilation units, and Dumpsters.
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November 12, 2013
D AVID BRUSSIN, 38, of Berwyn, is co-founder and CEO of Monetate, an e-commerce company in Conshohocken that he started with co-founder and chairman David Bookspan in January 2008. The company, which opened an office in London in June, helps online marketers leverage big data to create more personalized and engaging online customer experiences. Monetate hopes to employ more than 225 people by year end. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Monetate? A: As the Internet evolved, there was excitement about how digital would change marketing.
SPORTS
March 28, 2012
    Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night over the Penguins. Michael Grabner, David Ullstrom, and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Josh Bailey had three assists to help the Islanders end Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak with ease. Okposo, Ullstrom and Nielsen scored within a six-minute span of the second period to break things open. Meanwhile, James Neal scored twice for the Penguins and Tyler Kennedy added a goal, but Marc-Andre Fleury gave up five goals on 18 shots before being replaced in the third by Brad Thiessen.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2011 | By Dan Gross
ONCE YOU'VE GONE to prison, made porn films and been on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew ," collaborating with Damon Feldman seems a logical career trajectory. Amy Fisher , who went to prison for shooting her boyfriend's wife in the face long before she launched her porn career, will be dancing at the Oasis Gentlemen's Club (5200 Essington) from Thursday to Saturday. On Friday she will be taking boxing lessons from Feldman in preparation for an upcoming match she's fighting out of town.
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September 12, 2008 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
The screen reads "CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia," and the footfalls of spooks in suits resound on the soundtrack - heels clicking down the gleaming corridors like tap dancers in slow motion, or ice cubes in a glass of Scotch. And so begins the Coen brothers' ricocheting spy spoof/sex farce/midlife crisis comedy, Burn After Reading . And speaking of Scotch: Osborne Cox, a veteran analyst on Langley's Balkans desk, has just been told to retire. He's a drunk, his higher-ups say. At which point John Malkovich, in his rumpled Brooks Brothers - and in high dudgeon, playing this bow-tied CIA guy, Cox - goes ballistic.
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April 15, 2003 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Business casual really can confuse a guy. Over the years, many men - bless their fashion-challenged hearts - went from donning crisp, buttoned-down suits to ambling around the office in frayed, khaki messes. It took some time, but retailers are finally coming to the rescue. Their fashion prescription: bombarding men with fashionable options for the casual workplace. Stores such as Brooks Brothers, Today's Man and Men's Wearhouse have expanded their inventories to include shirts in shades of salmon, lemon yellow, and sage; no-iron khakis; slacks with expandable waistbands; and textured pinstripe and herringbone suits.
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April 10, 2003 | By Beth Gillin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Women around the country are getting up early to have coffee with him in his jammies, err, cammies. In chatrooms, men praise him as a "straight shooter" and "a no-B.S. type of guy. " For many on the home front, his briefings are must-see events, even though they're shown on cable at 7 a.m. It's not just that Army Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, 44, whose father was managing director of Philadelphia in the mid-'80s, is telegenic. It's that confidence seeps from his every pore.
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March 19, 2001 | By Jeff Hurvitz
Would the last clothing manufacturer to leave Philadelphia kindly turn out the lights? Pincus Brothers Inc., the city's lone remaining major producer of men's clothing, is going to shutter its doors at Fifth and Race Streets. Many were the spring days in the 1960s when I emerged from the subway at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue and began a long walk to see the Phillies play at Connie Mack Stadium. As I strolled south toward Lehigh Avenue, a manufacturing cacophony played a prelude to the crack of the bat at 21st and Lehigh.
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