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November 20, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by Peter Tobia
Former President Jimmy Carter was at the Chestnut Hill Borders Book Shop & Cafe yesterday to sign copies of his autobiography, "Living Faith. " Fliers advised that he would sign only copies of his book bought at a Borders and that photos could be taken of the former president alone. The fliers also noted the parking lot would be closed for security and Secret Service agents would be in the store.
FOOD
January 31, 1999 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Until recently, few ingredients have been rooted in the winter holidays as firmly as chestnuts. For me, the smell of those hot roasting nuts, nestled into pushcarts over warming trays of kosher salt and soft pretzels, recalls a childhood visit to New York City. Their distinctively musky aroma perfumed the frigid Christmas air, warming us as we waited to enter Radio City Music Hall for the spectacle inside. Later, on a bitter New Year's in Paris, I indulged in this winter street-food delicacy liberally, thawing my fingers as I peeled through handfuls of steaming nuts, filling my belly with the tender meat inside each slitted shell, faintly sweet and satisfyingly starchy.
NEWS
March 4, 1989
We can't call Jack Pearson "Mister Chestnut Street" anymore. Maybe he can be Mister Krewstown Road or Mister Route 70 - two Pearson Sporting Goods branches are in Horsham and Cherry Hill. Generations of Philadelphia kids have bought their first baseball gloves at Pearson's. But now, after 53 years in Center City, the Pearson family is leaving. It has nothing to do with crime or city taxes, says Pearson, it's the Parking Authority that's driven out this Philadelphia institution.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The luxury high-rise rental building 2116 Chestnut, which opened for tenants two years ago, is being sold for about $160 million. Although HFF, the real estate capital broker, acknowledged that it was handling the transaction, a spokeswoman at its Conshohocken office said there would be no announcement until the sale closed, and did not say when that would be. The buyer, sources said, is CBRE Global Investors, which did not respond Friday to...
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Is Philadelphia going to have Republicans smiling or stumbling? On Chestnut Street, chunks of sidewalks are missing, trees need planting and other repairs await on the $15 million street-widening project. Yet, the city Streets Department is still saying that the long-awaited transitway improvement will be finished before the Republican National Convention, July 31 through Aug. 3. "It's going to done by the 21st of July," said Joe Syrnick, a Streets Department engineer.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Expect more. Pay less. Then drink and be merry. Target's neighbor in Center City's Market East neighborhood will be a jumbo-sized wine and spirits shop, as the area's growing base of residents and restaurants stokes the demand for booze. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board members voted in August to lease space near 11th and Chestnut Streets beside the future Target, spokesman Shawn Kelly said Wednesday. The Fine Wine and Good Spirits shop will occupy about 14,000 square feet of ground floor and basement space in a mixed-use development now under construction by Brickstone Cos., said Larry Steinberg, a senior vice president at real estate brokerage CBRE.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1999 | by Erin Einhorn, Daily News Staff Writer
The success of the Avenue of the Arts has always depended on the time of day. The section of Broad Street south of City Hall hops at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., as office workers come and go, and at noon as they search for food. It's packed around 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., while audiences enter and exit the Academy of Music, and the Wilma, Merriam and Prince Music theaters. But the retail stores needed to keep people on the street in the in-between hours have been always more elusive: Broad Street has had restaurants, theaters and offices, but very few stores.
NEWS
July 29, 1998 | By Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Their caskets, draped in American flags, lay side by side yesterday beneath the ornate Capitol dome in the tradition of presidents, generals and unknown soldiers felled by war. For a long time, there was quiet. It was a quiet born of the violent gun blasts that, four days earlier, had cut down Capitol Police Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective John Michael Gibson just one floor below where their bodies lay. It was a quiet punctuated by occasional sobs and clicks of cameras and by the evenly timed footsteps of white-gloved honor guards.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Rag & Bone, a high-end seller of designer men's and women's clothing, is coming to Walnut Street in Center City, continuing the shopping district's hot retail streak. The New York City-based brand, known for its jeanswear, plans to move in at 1601 Walnut St., space formerly occupied by BCBG Maxazria, whose lease expired last week. Walnut from 15th to 17th Streets has emerged as the most expensive strip for retail rents in Philadelphia, commercial real estate brokers said. The corners of 15th, 16th, and 17th, in particular, "are the most expensive to lease in the city," said Jacob Cooper, managing director at MSC Retail.
NEWS
April 1, 2016 | By Tia Yang, Staff Writer
Time, arborists say, is running out: The deadly emerald ash borer is coming to a tree near you. Since first spotted in Detroit in 2002, the voracious insect native to East Asia has wiped out ash trees across the northern United States and is now at our doorstep. The species has been spotted in Warrington and Horsham in central Bucks County, and in Moorestown, Burlington County. The insect could "kill all the ash trees in the city, starting in five to seven years," Parks and Recreation tree expert Curtis Helm warned the tree-care professionals who gathered Wednesday at Morris Arboretum to discuss methods for combating the pest.
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NEWS
August 2, 2016
A story Sunday gave an incorrect figure for the total amount spent on renovating AKA Washington Square at Ninth and Chestnut Streets and AKA Rittenhouse at 136 S. 18th St. The amount was $50 million.
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For the Daily News
Woody Allen's affinity for gypsy jazz is obvious to anyone who has seen - or just listened to - his films. The director has used Django Reinhardt's music on his sound tracks at least as far back as 1980's Stardust Memories , and his 1999 movie Sweet and Lowdown stars Sean Penn as a shiftless guitarist who both worships and envies the legendary guitarist. So it says something that when Allen wanted a distinctly French jazz guitar sound for his time-traveling 2011 Midnight in Paris , he turned to Stephane Wrembel.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
About 150 health-care and service workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital participated in a strike Saturday, calling for higher wages. The strike was organized by the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania, which represents certified nursing assistants, emergency room technicians, workers who move patients around in wheelchairs and stretchers, secretaries, food workers and cleaners. Gary Canada, 54, vice president of the Chestnut Hill faction of SEIU Healthcare PA, and a certified nursing assistant at the hospital, at 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, said the union has been in negotiations with hospital management for about two months.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE WIENER and still champion . . . Former three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining Nathan's Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, downing 70 hot dogs and buns - and more amazingly, keeping them down - to top defending champ Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, was on a roll as he easily secured victory by swallowing 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
As Center City has shined up over the last couple of decades, Broad Street became the dividing line between the increasingly upscale west side and the stubbornly scruffy east. Philadelphia's most stylish shops and restaurants tended to gravitate to the west side, close to Rittenhouse Square, even while fine 20th-century commercial buildings sat half-empty and unkempt on the east. The 1100 block of Chestnut Street was one of the worst spots, a black hole of blight. Trash swirled in the doorways of dollar stores, while the vacant upper floors became canvases for elaborate graffiti narratives . A 2013 study by the Center City District found that the dreary block had the lowest pedestrian counts of any commercial street in its survey, an extraordinary statistic considering its proximity to City Hall and the Convention Center.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
Douglas Stanley Parker, known as "Stan," wanted his students to be the best people they could be, both in the classroom and on the baseball field. "He's a big reason why I am who I am today," said Michael Brown, who was coached by Mr. Parker. A beloved history teacher, coach, and administrator at what formerly was Chestnut Hill Academy and is now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Mr. Parker, 66, of Erdenheim, died of colon cancer Thursday, June 16, at his home. Mr. Parker had "three true passions" in life: family, teaching, and baseball, said his wife of 42 years, Hope Lynn Parker.
NEWS
June 11, 2016
Two women were hospitalized after they were hit by a SEPTA bus Thursday afternoon in the city's Chestnut Hill section, an agency spokesman said. The Route L bus was traveling on Germantown Avenue at Gravers Lane when it hit the women about 4:20 p.m., said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. The women were transported to Einstein Medical Center. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Busch said. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Chestnut Hill College, facing a deficit, averted layoffs this week with salary cuts, reduced work schedules, and canceled raises for the 2016-17 academic year. With a $2 million budget shortfall looming, the college considered cutting staff to make up the difference. But Sister Carol Jean Vale, college president, announced in an email to staff this week that no jobs would be lost. "After thoughtful and careful consideration of all options, and many hours reviewing numerous budget scenarios, we are able to avoid staff layoffs at this time," she wrote.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Rag & Bone, a high-end seller of designer men's and women's clothing, is coming to Walnut Street in Center City, continuing the shopping district's hot retail streak. The New York City-based brand, known for its jeanswear, plans to move in at 1601 Walnut St., space formerly occupied by BCBG Maxazria, whose lease expired last week. Walnut from 15th to 17th Streets has emerged as the most expensive strip for retail rents in Philadelphia, commercial real estate brokers said. The corners of 15th, 16th, and 17th, in particular, "are the most expensive to lease in the city," said Jacob Cooper, managing director at MSC Retail.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Before middle-class Americans started dropping wads of money on cars, they used their disposable income to buy pianos. A sign of status and culture, a piano was often a family's most expensive and prized possession. By 1890, the United States was the world's largest manufacturer of the instruments, exporting them far and wide. In Philadelphia, Chestnut Street was the place to go if you wanted a fine keyboard. Before the piano craze peaked in the 1930s, there were 13 stores selling uprights and grands between Sixth and 23rd Streets.
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