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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...
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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July 7, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer
A BOUQUET OF balloons hung above an empty table in a Northeast Philadelphia union hall full of construction workers. A sign reserved the table for "Friends of Fonzie. " The workers, known to occasionally get into heated arguments, were conducting the routine business of reading expense reports and voting on issues with "ayes" or "nays. " Suddenly they grew silent and just smiled: Alfonso "Fonzie" Soglia, 4, and his parents had arrived. The Glaziers Union Local 252 had invited the boy as guest of honor at this monthly closed-door gathering June 17 at Southampton and Townsend roads.
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March 13, 2014
T UNG TO, 45, of Berwyn, owns ToBox, a shoe salon designed as a living room filled with midcentury modern antiques and a fully stocked bar cart. ToBox, which opened last November on 19th Street near Chestnut, features a mix of fine men's leather dress shoes and boots as well as shoe accessories, leather bags and belts. To is a former regional shoe buyer for Nordstrom and also ran the men's shoe department at Boyds. Q: How did you come up with the idea for ToBox? A: I wanted to open a store where people felt like when they walked in they were coming into a friend's house.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
When Philadelphia's Century 21 department store opens Oct. 23 at Eighth and Market Streets, walls of discounted designer perfumes from Burberry to Marc Jacobs will greet shoppers, just like in its New York flagship. Behind the scents will be the affordable handbags, where a swirly-print Kate Spade tote beckons. On the ground floor, tucked between Enzo Angiolini pumps and Isaac Mizrahi kitten heels, there will be a glorious pair of gold patent leather Mary Jane wedges by Céline.
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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...
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July 13, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THE CHESTNUT HILL Business District, proud of being a pooch paradise where many shops display "Dogs Welcome Here" signs, will prove it tomorrow when it presents "Dog Days of Summer" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by "Yappy Hour" until 6 p.m. at several outdoor cafes. How dog friendly is Chestnut Hill? The banks welcome four-legged companions as long as they don't make any deposits. Canine (and feline) lovers, and their hairy pals, can stroll down shady East Southampton Avenue and adjoining Germantown Avenue to schmooze with holistic veterinarian Natasha Kassell, gentle "Bad Dog Good Dog" trainer C.J. Hazell (who taught her chicken, "Hen-rietta," to twirl)
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July 7, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer
A BOUQUET OF balloons hung above an empty table in a Northeast Philadelphia union hall full of construction workers. A sign reserved the table for "Friends of Fonzie. " The workers, known to occasionally get into heated arguments, were conducting the routine business of reading expense reports and voting on issues with "ayes" or "nays. " Suddenly they grew silent and just smiled: Alfonso "Fonzie" Soglia, 4, and his parents had arrived. The Glaziers Union Local 252 had invited the boy as guest of honor at this monthly closed-door gathering June 17 at Southampton and Townsend roads.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Target Corp. will open in miniature at the Boyd Theater development site, tapping Center City's growing base of workers and residents amid the retailer's nationwide introduction of smaller shops tailored to urban storefronts. The Minneapolis-based company will open a TargetExpress store at 19th and Chestnut Streets in July 2016, offering fresh groceries, cellphone supplies, beauty items, and other goods in a retail building near the 1920s-era movie palace's facade, company spokeswoman Erika Winkels said Monday.
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June 15, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
MORE THAN 40 local artists will be painting landscapes along Germantown Avenue tomorrow when the Chestnut Hill Business District presents its first "En Plein Air" (in open air) art competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not to be outdone by the painters, four Chestnut Hill chefs will be brush stroking the shrimp on the barbie - and the meat and poultry - as they demonstrate the art of grilling all afternoon. Artist Cathy Hozack has lived and painted in Chestnut Hill for years, but tomorrow will be the first time she creates art on her neighborhood's main street.
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May 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph K. Corson, 92, of Plymouth Meeting, a dermatologist who practiced in Chestnut Hill for half a century, died Sunday, May 10, of respiratory failure at home. Dr. Corson came from a long line of Quaker physicians, one of whom was decorated for bravery while serving as an assistant surgeon in the Union Army during the Civil War in 1863. Named Joseph K. Corson, too, he pulled an injured man out of the line of fire and received the Medal of Honor, said the younger Dr. Corson's daughter, Ann F. Corson.
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May 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester E. Smith, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a family physician for more than 50 years, died Friday, May 1, at home of complications from leukemia. In 1959, Dr. Smith opened a home office on East Willow Grove Avenue in Chestnut Hill. He continued seeing patients as a solo practitioner well into his 80s. When his patients could not get to his medical office, he made house calls or visited them in assisted-living facilities. "He was one of a dying breed of doctors," his family said in a tribute.
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May 10, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to an early season loss to Notre Dame and a setback against Agnes Irwin, Episcopal Academy's 12-year stranglehold on the girls' Inter-Ac lacrosse championship is likely at an end. However, if you thought the Churchwomen would simply slink away into obscurity, you don't know the Crager twins. "No, definitely not," Jane Crager said after host EA overwhelmed Springside Chestnut Hill, 15-6, on Friday. "Our coach (Josie Ferri) keeps saying just because the season is winding down doesn't mean we can't make changes and improve on our game.
SPORTS
May 3, 2015 | By RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
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May 1, 2015
WHEN HE WAS playing football at Lower Merion High School, Joe Chovanes didn't dream he would grow up to be a woman. It's hard to wrap your mind around it, but the Joe of long ago, now Julie, says she was a woman all along. If this sounds like Bruce Jenner, but without the fame and national adoration, it is. Transgender has transitioned into our national consciousness. Like Jenner, Chovanes was kind of a jock and had a way with the ladies. Unlike Jenner, Chovanes became an attorney and married his college sweetheart.
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