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February 7, 1988 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
After 16 months of fighting, Albert J. Granato Jr. and Sam Fiorvanti have come to terms over Fiorvanti's plans to improve his gas station in Upper Moreland. The property is next door to Granato's home. Fiorvanti originally wanted to add a car wash to the site at 2800 Easton Rd. He won approval for the facility from the Upper Moreland Zoning Hearing Board in October 1986. But Granato filed an appeal, claiming that the car wash would create too much traffic and noise in the neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1986 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Okun wears a white lab coat. He refers to his office as an emergency room and lays his tools - popsicle sticks, makeup brushes - out on a hospital cart. He is a specialist, and his patients are mostly British, German and Japanese, with a few Americans. But Okun is no doctor. He and his brother, Jeff, who dresses in similar fashion, run a carwash. Theirs is not an ordinary carwash, however - it is an auto appearance salon. The brothers, who hail from Allentown, have taken over an old flea market in Manayunk and created what they call a "health spa for your car. " They offer a list of services in the form of a menu, with the least expensive course being an $18 hand wash known as "Steve's Concours d'Elegance.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2008 | By Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Horsham car wash company and three of its managers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government, harbor illegal immigrants, and commit identity theft. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Car Care managers operated a scheme between 2000 and March 2006 that allowed car washes to hire illegal workers by giving them false names and a way to cash their checks at local banks without identification. The banks were given a list of employees who were authorized to cash paychecks without showing identification other than clothing bearing the company logo.
NEWS
January 20, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
The Willistown Planning Commission has conditionally recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve a plan for a gas station and car wash on King Road. The developer, Reinhard Bets, submitted the revised plan Wednesday night. It provides for two entrances on King Road and drops a proposal for an entrance on Lloyd Avenue. The Lloyd Avenue entrance was scrapped by the developer because neighbors complained at a meeting in December that it would bring commercial traffic to a residential street.
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August 12, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE HOT August sun beat heavily on 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday. But that didn't stop Jameer Greer, 10, and Jhafi Sexton, 15, from standing at the corner, directing drivers to a car wash on the block. Greer and Sexton spent the day working the event at Time Out Car Wash, in Nicetown, as part of a fundraiser for WANPAE - Worry About Nothing Purpose is Alive in Everyone - a Philly organization that teaches preteens and teenagers entrepreneurship and how to pursue their passions.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Sam Fioravanti wants to add a car-wash facility to his gas-station business on Easton Road, but his neighbor objects to the noise and traffic that it could create. The neighbor, Albert J. Granato Jr., has appealed the Oct. 9 decision of the Upper Moreland Zoning Hearing Board, which granted Fioravanti a special exception and variance to proceed with his plans. Fioravanti contends that the appeal is frivolous and the delay is costing him a "substantial" amount of money in lost earnings and additional construction costs.
NEWS
April 13, 1986 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everyone who has ever owned an automobile has probably taken it through a car wash at least once. Automatic car washes have proliferated in this country since the end of World War II, and although some car owners go to the car wash only once a year, others never miss a week. Unlike some in California, who regard having a clean car as an almost religious experience, car owners in the Northeast are mainly interested in the practical aspects - clearing off the slush, snow, salt and accumulated grime in winter and the bugs and dirt in summer.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | By Juan C. Rodriguez, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 330 students from Neeta Elementary School and 10 people from nearby businesses were evacuated yesterday when a two-alarm blaze broke out at the Medford Auto Wash. The 90-minute evacuation was ordered to avert an emergency in case the chemicals used at the car wash were released into the air, said Medford Police Sgt. Dan Newman. "There was some concern about hazardous chemicals kept inside the building," but no one was injured, Newman said. Car wash employees reported the fire at 11:39 a.m. when they noticed smoke coming from a storage room of the business at 725 Stokes Rd. Medford Lakes school superintendent Karen Bruner said most of the elementary school students were in a multipurpose room having lunch when police ordered their evacuation.
NEWS
October 13, 1986 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
Despite protests from 15 neighbors and a township commissioner, the Upper Dublin Zoning Hearing Board has granted a special exception to the owner of the Amoco gas station at 2800 Easton Rd. to allow him to build a car wash. At its meeting Thursday night, the board voted unanimously to grant the variance to the owner, Sam Fioravanti. The car wash would be built two feet from the property line. Fioravanti's property is in a commercial zone that abuts a residential area.
NEWS
April 6, 1995 | By Christine Schiavo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The township gave up its fight against a proposed Route 1 car wash after the first round in court, agreeing Tuesday not to appeal a judge's order to grant the developer a conditional use permit. The decision, handed down in Bucks County Court by Judge Susan Devlin Scott on March 14, gives Francis T. Theuer the go-ahead to build a car wash on an old used-car lot just east of Woodbourne Road. The supervisors cited traffic and safety concerns in denying Theuer's conditional use application after a public hearing in 1993.
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May 12, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linda Spinelli had a wedding to attend. So on a Monday in November, she took her son's 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Spa Car Wash in Berwyn, where Spinelli was a regular customer. She sat in the lobby while a young worker climbed into the driver's seat. And as the Jeep exited the wash bay, Spinelli and other customers watched in horror. The Jeep suddenly lunged forward, she said, as the driver swerved to avoid pedestrians and slammed into large planters and four cars, including a Maserati.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's easier to sell a new Acura when there isn't a used Jeep crashed on top of it. An Ardmore car dealership learned that the hard way Tuesday morning, after a customer leaving an adjacent car wash accelerated into a ramp-like snow embankment several feet high and landed atop three cars in the dealer's lot. Police and witnesses said the driver, a 74-year-old woman, had just had her white Jeep Grand Cherokee washed at Arrow Car Wash on Lancaster...
NEWS
January 19, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Marlton car washes received a visit Friday from a state tax investigator in a black Jaguar after a caller told Gov. Christie on a radio show Thursday night that a car wash in the township was not making customers pay sales taxes. The sudden visits surprised the owners of Promenade Car Wash and Marlton Classic Car Wash-Lube, both of whom said they charge the tax. "It came out of left field," said Mike Ambrosini, who owns Promenade, on Route 73. He showed an investigator from the Treasury Department's division of taxation his cash register and business certificates.
NEWS
November 10, 2014
C HRISTOPHER CAPORALE, 21, of Havertown, is a St. Joseph's University junior and founder of Waterless Works, a water-free mobile car-wash business. The new, five-person startup allows customers to schedule a car wash at a time/place that's convenient. It says each of its car washes saves 38 gallons of water, and for every car wash completed five gallons of clean water is donated to WaterisLife, a charity that provides clean drinking water to families in Ghana, Kenya and India. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
NEWS
August 12, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE HOT August sun beat heavily on 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday. But that didn't stop Jameer Greer, 10, and Jhafi Sexton, 15, from standing at the corner, directing drivers to a car wash on the block. Greer and Sexton spent the day working the event at Time Out Car Wash, in Nicetown, as part of a fundraiser for WANPAE - Worry About Nothing Purpose is Alive in Everyone - a Philly organization that teaches preteens and teenagers entrepreneurship and how to pursue their passions.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township police have charged an already-jailed Montgomery County man, who has a history of stalking women, in alleged additional stalking incidents at Villanova University. "This guy is sick," said William Colarulo, the Radnor police superintendent. Korwell Chan, 39, of Dresher, who was being held in the Montgomery County jail on a probation violation, was charged with stalking, harassment, and trespass for incidents in the fall, and trespass for an April 22 episode, police said.
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ty Slovak walked from the van up to the front door of the Radnor Township house Wednesday, both hands clutching a small brown teddy bear to his chest. Two shiny green "Get Well Soon" balloons attached to the bear floated above his not-quite-5-foot-4 frame. He raised a hand and knocked a few too many times. A voice from the side of the house said to come around. A driver sat in the van, ready to give him instructions if he needed. Ty hesitated, but he followed the voice to the side.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
Last of two parts LENNY DYKSTRA says going to jail for bankruptcy fraud was "rock bottom. " Says he gave former teammate Pete Incaviglia a job at his car wash when Inky was having "some problems personally. " Believable? Who knows? On Tuesday, Dykstra revealed those things and more in an interview with "FYI Sports Talk," a part of the Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network. Nails talked to show hosts Robert Fick and Dmitri Young, both former major leaguers, about a wide range of subjects.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Camden men were killed in unrelated shootings Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday. Quenzell Morris, 31, was shot several times in an apparent robbery shortly after 8 p.m. at the intersection of North 26th and Cramer Streets in the Cramer Hill section, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said. An 18-year Camden resident who was with Morris was pistol-whipped. He fled but returned to find Morris shot and helped transport Morris to Cooper University Medical Center.
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