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.
November 17, 2015 |
You better not cry. You better not pout. And, if you want to see Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall, you better have at least $35. I'm telling you why: To enter the mall's Adventure to Santa holiday display, visitors must choose packages which range in price from $35 to $50 (marked down from $75), according to the mall's website, and include photos or, for the pricier option, video of the visit with Santa. But there's no sitting on Santa's lap without first paying the entrance fee. That's left some parents and children surprised and disappointed.
November 9, 2015
Where have all the teen mall rats gone? Many of them were inside the Apple store at Cherry Hill Mall on a recent Friday. Including Isaiah Etienne, 19, of Sicklerville. He used to hit the shoe and clothing stores at the mall weekly. But that changed after he turned 18. "I've definitely slowed down on the clothes and sneaker shopping," Etienne said. Instead, a chunk of his cash now goes toward electronics. He was at the Apple store to replace his new iPhone6S, which he recently cracked by dropping it. The scene that day helps explain why once dominant teen retailers - such as Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, and Abercrombie & Fitch - are closing stores.
November 6, 2015 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Nov. 3, 2015: Craig LaBan: In what might come as a shocker to many, the Vetri group announced last week it is closing its Osteria location in the Moorestown Mall, citing other expansion projects on its table with Pizzeria Vetri and Amis (a branch of which is coming to a new development in Devon). The closure, no doubt, comes as a bit of a blow to those who'd hoped the future of mall dining was getting more ambitious.
October 16, 2015 |
Domino dish If you're feeling lucky, host a game night with plates to match. These porcelain appetizer dishes are designed by artist Jane Dixon. - Samantha Melamed Game Night Appetizer Plates, six for $24.95 at Crate & Barrel, Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, 856-662-5499 Canned beauties Tomato season may be just behind us, but you can still taste the local summer bounty by way of Stepped in What, tomato sauce made with Chadds Ford-grown tomatoes and basil.
October 2, 2015 |
SugarHouse Casino announced three job fairs this month to help fill the 500 jobs it expects to add after it completes its $164 million expansion around the end of the year. The fairs are scheduled on the following dates: Saturday in the Macy's Court at Cherry Hill Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 13 in Room 118 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Oct. 27 in the Winnet Student Life Building at the Community College of Philadelphia from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. SugarHouse, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, employed 1,224 at the end of June, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
September 11, 2015 |
Mable V. Randall, retired schoolteacher and mother figure to many, was a board member of the Elliott G. Heard Jr. Memorial Fund in Wenonah, from 1992 until it closed in 2013. The fund provided scholarships for students in law schools and Ms. Randall was its public relations representative from 1993 to 2012. Heard was the first African American lawyer in Gloucester County and, in 1984, the first black person to earn a gubernatorial appointment to be a judge in that county. His 1991 Inquirer obituary stated that he "presided over the family court division and earned a reputation as a hardworking and compassionate jurist.
August 31, 2015 |
ASSISTANT STYLIST Mark Anthony Barksdale HAIR Gloria Mendez, Suede Salon Spa, the Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73, Marlton, 856-985-0700. CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES Alicia DiMichele, the Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 South, Marlton, 856-489-4494, www.aliciadimichele.com ; Century 21 Department Stores, 821 Market St., 215-952-2121, www.c21stores.com ; Down 2 Earth Kids, 418 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, 610-941-3336; First Impressions, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, 610-828-6775; Gilt.com; Lululemon Athletica, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Mall, 856-662-5824, www.lululemon.com ; Macy's Center City, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000; My Kids Korner, 711 Montgomery Ave., #1, Narberth, 610-668-6404; the North Face, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Mall, 856-486-1473; Uniqlo, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill Mall, 877-486-4756.
August 18, 2015 |
The corridor near the vacant fish market still smells like fish, and the area by the vanished food court still smells like grease. Soon even the odors of the Gallery will be gone, as the developer prepares to undertake a massive internal demolition and knock the inside of the mall to pieces. The work probably will start in late September. The mountains of broken material won't all be headed to landfills. More likely, experts said, tons of metal and concrete will be sold and recycled.
August 2, 2015 |
Two South Jersey men have been sentenced to state prison for their roles in an international drug ring that shipped cocaine from California to New Jersey, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday in Camden. The two were charged in January 2014 in connection with "Operation Next Day Air," which investigated the ring allegedly led by a Jamaican recording star, Andrew K. Davis, formerly of Swedesboro. More than $1.4 million in drugs, cash, and weapons were confiscated. Authorities alleged that the ring, which extended to Jamaica, used the U.S. mail and other parcel delivery services to send shipments of cocaine.