November 18, 2015 |
Santa no longer needs payment up front to hear children's Christmas wishes at Cherry Hill Mall. The mall announced Monday that it would allow free access to its Adventure to Santa attraction, which garnered harsh criticism from parents who learned they had to pay at least $35 to see Santa Claus. "In the spirit of the holiday season, we want to keep things festive and bright," a statement Monday by mall management said. "We have heard and value our loyal customers' feedback and as a result, have decided to remove the photo package purchase requirements.
January 17, 1998 |
Another suburban casualty has been logged in the sometimes frenzied bookseller's battles. B. Dalton, the sole bookstore in Cherry Hill Mall, closed Jan. 10, failing to renew its lease. Waldenbooks, of comparable size, is scheduled to fill the space on April 1. "This was not a competition issue," said David Altman, general manager for the mall. Barnes & Noble, the parent company of B. Dalton, is the largest retail bookseller in the country. Its urban tangles with other bookstore behemoths, such as the number two Borders, have spilled over into the suburbs in recent years.
May 11, 1993 |
Tony Reese of Cherry Hill would walk a mall to stay in shape. Tanned and trim and 73, Reese kept a brisk pace on a recent spring morning, marveling as the sun poured like juice through a skylight and spilled onto the freshly waxed marble floor. "Pleasant conditions, the most pleasant conditions," Reese remarked as he ambled along on his daily five-mile jaunt at the Cherry Hill Mall. "The temperature never changes in here. It's marvelous. The time goes by very quickly. " Ask him if he would rather walk outside, and Reese talks of cold gusts and car exhaust.
August 13, 2016 |
It's all about respect, according to Amir Miller, who pulled his business out of Cherry Hill Mall last month after he was told to stop selling T-shirts calling for an end to police brutality. Since then, Miller has received a corporate apology. He was invited to bring his business, Teary Eyez, back to the mall to sell a variety of T-shirts again, including the ones that raised the controversy. He also is planning to open a shop in Newport News, Va., where the same corporation owns another mall, Miller said.
July 16, 2016 |
The Teary Eyez kiosk at Cherry Hill Mall stood empty Thursday, days after its owner was told by mall management that he could not sell T-shirts with a slogan protesting police violence. Management on Tuesday told Amir Miller, 30, that the shirt, which read "THIS HAS TO STOP" above an image of two police officers attacking a figure cowering on the ground, was "controversial" and needed to be removed. The mall was not open to negotiating, he said, and forced him to take down the shirts immediately.
October 6, 2012 |
A Camden woman with a suspended license stands charged as the result of a hit-and-run Thursday in front of the Cherry Hill Mall that left a man seriously injured. Wanda Brown, 49, of Lansdowne Ave., Camden, was charged with causing serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, endangering an injured victim, among other motor vehicle violations, according to Cherry Hill Police. Brown reportedly admitted she was the driver that struck the pedestrian crossing in the westbound lanes.
September 23, 1997 |
In a sudden, swift changing of the guard, the Cherry Hill Mall management dismissed 30 members of its cleaning staff and replaced them with a private company yesterday. The staff members - responsible for cleaning the food court, bathrooms and floors of the milelong mall - had no warning that they were about to lose their jobs. When they showed up for work, they were given severance pay and sent home. "It was a difficult thing to do, but something we felt had to be done," said David B. Altman, the mall's vice president and general manager.
July 15, 2016 |
Amir Miller said he had no problems selling T-shirts at a kiosk in the Cherry Hill Mall for the past year and a half. Then he recently offered a shirt that reads "THIS HAS TO STOP" and depicts the silhouettes of two police officers attacking a person cowering on the ground. In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday evening, Miller said the mall's management had just told him to remove the shirts because they were offensive. He said he would taken them down for the night, but "tomorrow, that's a whole 'nother story.
March 9, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL A man was arrested Friday after accidentally discharging his weapon in an office building next to the Cherry Hill Mall, police said. No one was hurt. The incident occurred around noon in the lobby of the One Cherry Hill building, which connects with the mall parking lot. Corye Johnson, 33, of Camden, discharged a single gunshot from a handgun, police said. He then walked outside and left in a car, which police later tracked down. Cherry Hill Police Sgt. Richard Humes said there were few people in the area during the incident.
July 16, 2008 |
The Cherry Hill Mall's $200 million makeover, while expected to boost the mall's appeal when finished, is taking a toll on merchants in the short run. Starbucks Corp. said yesterday it would close one of two sites there, and other merchants have noted a decline in shoppers. "Usually a lot of people walk around exercising in the morning," coffee drinker Ernie Alejo, sitting at the food court, said yesterday. "They stopped because of all the inside construction. A lot of things have closed.