July 16, 2004 |
The Italian Market mystery is solved. For six months, the question on Ninth Street was: What was Sal doing behind those boarded windows? Sal Auriemma, co-owner of the family cheese shop, Claudio's, had bought the building next door and was renovating it behind closed doors. But Auriemma deflected all the questions. So everyone wondered. But now they know. Now everyone knows. The new store is finally open and the answer is obvious: Sal was getting his fresh mozzarella-making machine ready.
April 14, 1988 |
If Deena Podolsky's Narberth cheese shop had been closed during the Christmas season, it might have meant the end for her business. "If we weren't (allowed to operate), I was not going to open the store again," said Podolsky, proprietor of The Cheese Company, 217 Haverford Ave. But the shop did reopen at the end of November, nearly two months after gasoline contamination from a neighboring gas station forced the closing of the cheese store and two adjacent businesses, Sun Cleaners and Medi Discount store.
July 23, 2015 |
Richard K. Bohlen, 74, a salesman who was mayor of Lumberton Township in the 1980s, died of heart failure Saturday, July 18, at his home there. Mr. Bohlen also was a Lumberton Township Committee member from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, his son, Scott, said. Mr. Bohlen grew up in Villanova and earned a bachelor's degree in business at Temple University. He served as a Navy medic. "When he started out," his son said, "he owned a cheese shop in Haddonfield in the mid- to late 1960s," his son said.
October 6, 2011
Tucked away down a narrow Old City alley, the garden patio behind Wedge + Fig is one of the loveliest local pocket hideaways in which to while away the last warm days over panini and salad. Formerly a cheese shop (and a bakery before that), this light-bite boutique from one-time sailmakers Kirk Nelson and Lisa Ruff features the culinary talents of Rebecca Torpie, the former chef-owner of Flying Monkey. There are baked goods reminiscent of her cupcake days (lemon bars, macaroons)
May 12, 2015 |
Gus Sarno still makes cakes in the basement of the South Philadelphia rowhouse his grandfather bought in 1904 and turned into Isgro Pastries. He still stacks cookies into boxes at the dining room table where his family ate supper 60 years ago when the doorbell to the shop wasn't ringing. Sarno still sells cannolis out of glass cases a few steps from his grandmother's original kitchen. The bakery at 1009 Christian St., in other words, has seen a lot come and go at the Italian Market - good times, bad times, so-so times.
November 15, 1994 |
When Natalie Nenner started frequenting the Ardmore Farmer's Market several years ago, it was on a tip from her mother-in-law, who told her she could find quality French food there. Eventually, she also picked up a few quality French friends. Nenner, formerly of Paris, found that the market was becoming something of a hot spot among local French immigrants. When Nenner started shopping at the market, she met a French butcher who invited her back for more than just subsistence.
November 7, 1990 |
A hammer-wielding man accused of a string of holdups in six Delaware County communities was arrested yesterday in Upper Darby Township, less than two hours after he had robbed a cheese shop in Radnor Township, police said. Joseph James Jamison, 29, of the 300 block of Fairfax Road, Drexel Hill, was charged with multiple counts of robbery and related offenses stemming from holdups in Upper Darby, Radnor, Clifton Heights, Aldan, Lansdowne and an attempted robbery in Springfield, police said.
April 4, 1991 |
A Drexel Hill man was sentenced in county court Tuesday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail for threatening cashiers with a hammer last fall in a series of robberies committed while he was high on cocaine. Judge Joseph F. Battle gave Joseph J. Jamison, 29, the county prison sentence, plus one year of probation and longterm drug treatment after jail. Jamison pleaded guilty to nine robberies, one attempted robbery and a drug possession charge. He could have been sentenced to 23 months in jail on each of the 10 felony charges.
August 11, 1994 |
Butcher Charles Cannuli, whose father staked out a place along the Italian Market's bustling Ninth Street corridor with a meat and poultry shop in 1927, remembers the days when he and his father couldn't serve shoppers fast enough. "We used to have them lined up waiting to come in," Cannuli reminisced yesterday. "We don't have that anymore. " Cannuli's House of Pork and House of Poultry, like other shops in the market, have seen business wane in recent years. But many merchants hope that the decline can be stemmed, now that the city has provided $700,000 to rebuild the street's craggy curbs and sidewalks, re- lay the asphalt and replace the aging gutters.
June 29, 1989 |
The Tredyffrin Township Zoning Hearing Board reviewed an application from Villanova Cheese Inc. to allow the takeout of ready-to-eat foods from its new location in the Paoli Shopping Center. John and Susan Fissinger, owners of Villanova Cheese, plan to open the new shop July 15, and said operations will be similar to those at their shop in Villanova. Township manager Joseph Janasik said a cheese shop is permitted as a retail store in that shopping center, but there is a "problem with the takeout portion of the operation.