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January 14, 1993 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
The Clover that was expected to bloom in the spring will be about three months late. Clover, Strawbridge & Clothier's mass-merchandise-division store, will most likely open at the Gallery at Market East in August, not this spring, as was announced last year. "It was our hope to open sometime in May, and that was really, in retrospect, very optimistic," said Ronald Avellino, the chain's corporate vice president for planning. "It's just taking longer for all the pieces to fall into place.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1996 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Is there life after Clover for the many strip malls and shopping plazas where the popular discount chain now serves as major anchor? Only if a similar merchandiser moves in when Clover moves out, predict many retailers, such as a worried Marilyn Pelagatti, manager of the Cramers Kids children's clothing store in Penrose Plaza, Southwest Philadelphia. It's not that little stores don't have loyal customers who come specifically to shop in them. But, typically, smaller stores depend on their bigger, better-known neighbor to draw a crowd.
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Strawbridge & Clothier yesterday said it would open a Clover discount department store in the vacant heart of The Gallery shopping center, in the building once occupied by Gimbel Bros. and, later, Stern's. Clover, Strawbridge & Clothier's discount division, will open in The Gallery next year under an agreement to lease the street and concourse levels of the six-story building in the Market Street shopping complex at 10th Street. The store, which was built in 1977 to house Gimbels, has been vacant since April when Stern's closed as part of a bankruptcy reorganization.
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February 14, 1988 | By Susan V. Kraft, Special to The Inquirer
The first official groundbreaking at Whiteland Towne Center, the 42-acre shopping center near the intersection of Routes 30 and 100 in Exton, will be this week. Strawbridge & Clothier plans to break ground for a Clover store Thursday and begin construction immediately. Clover will be one of five "anchor" stores in the U-shaped shopping center, according to project manager Thomas Alderton of New Market Development Corp. of Atlanta. The other four, Marshall's, Hechinger's, TJ Maxx and Drug Emporium, will be joined by China Royal restaurant, now in the Exton Square Mall, and 45 other businesses.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1996 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Clover store employees must sign a release promising never to sue Strawbridge & Clothier or any of its execs if they want to receive severance pay when the stores close for good. That's according to a letter to the employees from S&C management. According to attorney Harold Goodman of Raynes MccCarty Binder Ross & Mundy, such releases are common. "It's a deal," he explained. "The employer says: We will give you something we are not legally required to give you. And in return, we want the comfort of knowing we won't face a lawsuit in the future.
NEWS
January 17, 1998 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
A lucky four-leaf clover owned by one of four University of Pennsylvania students who were robbed was not so lucky for two bandits in 1996. It linked them to the crime. The clover was among personal items and cash taken at gunpoint while the students were walking on Spruce near 39th on Oct. 11. More than an hour after the crime, Police Sgt. Michael J. Chitwood Jr. noticed the laminated clover in a pile of items on his way out of a police station. He had just taken a statement from the student owner.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1986 | By SUSAN GUREVITZ, Special to the Daily News
Clover, the discount division of Strawbridge & Clothier, has chosen Spiro & Associates to replace Earle Palmer Brown/Philadelphia as its advertising agency. EPB had been Clover's agency since the chain started, when EPB was still Kalish & Rice. The other contender was Saffer, Cravit & Freedman, a retail specialty shop based in Ontario. Spiro created Strawbridge & Clothier's anti- takeover communications this spring. Clover will be spending $1 million to $2 million at Spiro for TV and radio ads as well as store promotions and graphic design work, the agency said.
NEWS
June 16, 1997 | by John F. Morrison, Daily News Staff Writer
The field of clover was no bed of roses. But it let Wally Steen walk away from his upended plane yesterday, after it lost power 2,500 feet above Newtown Township, Bucks County, and was forced into an emergency landing. Steen, of Mount Laurel, N.J., traveling alone, had topped off the twin 12.5-gallon fuel tanks of his two-seat 1948 Luscombe 8-F and left the airport in Medford, N.J., around 10 a.m., headed to Morgantown, Pa. When the left fuel tank was nearing empty at about 11 a.m., the plane lost power.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1990 | By Larry Fish, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clover, the discount-store division of Strawbridge & Clothier, said yesterday that it would no longer stock or sell cigarettes or other tobacco products after current supplies run out. The decision followed naturally from the stores' earlier decision to ban smoking by employees and customers in Clover stores and offices effective Aug. 5, a company official said. "We made the decision to have a smoke-free environment with our employees, and one thing led to another," said Robert Hofner, vice president for stores.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1994 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
More than 16 months after Strawbridge & Clothier announced it would open a Clover store in Center City's Gallery at Market East, its proposed store remains vacant, a five-story empty box in one of the city's busiest retail centers. The fate of the property's owner, which has changed once in the past year and may soon change again, appears to have left Strawbridge's in the lurch. "We're still, unfortunately, in the talking stages," Ronald Avellino, the retailer's vice president for planning, said recently.
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January 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Remember the old commercials with multisport star Bo Jackson clad in different types of athletic equipment? Well, before Chris Clover starred on the basketball court for St. Joseph's Prep, you could find him in football pads, fiddling with a lacrosse stick, or even on ice skates. The West Philadelphia resident took up ice hockey when he was about 10 years old at the Laura Sims Skate House, gliding effortlessly as he perfected his stick work. Well, not exactly. "I mean, at first it was kind of bad because the skates weren't really that sharp and I kept falling and getting up," Clover said Wednesday after Prep routed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 75-42.
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August 5, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
LAST YEAR, St. Joseph's Prep star forward Chris Clover planned to announce himself as one of the city's top talents. Then a junior, all Clover did was average 22 points per game in Catholic League play and earn first-team honors from league coaches and the Daily News All-City squad. Now, he can add a commitment to play college basketball at Saint Joseph's, a decision he made yesterday at SJU before the Prep played at the university's team camp. However, don't for a second think that Clover believes his announcement is complete.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
CHRIS CLOVER is St. Joseph's Prep basketball. The 6-4 junior forward is the only player who can score. If you stop him, you stop the Hawks. Not so fast! "Yeah, we've been hearing that a lot," said SJP senior Tom Fox yesterday. "We've been hearing that he's the only one scoring, but we don't listen to it. Chris does a good job of finding us when he's double- and triple-teamed. " Clover headlined yesterday's 64-56 victory for the Prep (13-3, 5-2) over host Archbishop Ryan, but without Fox and Co. the Raiders might have taken tops on the marquee.
SPORTS
July 13, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four months before this week's Reebok Classic Breakout at Philadelphia University, Chris Clover couldn't find a way to stop the bleeding. It was the Class AAAA state basketball semifinal against Chester High, and St. Joseph's Prep lost Clover for the first half after he took an elbow to his nose. He quickly stuffed his right nostril with cotton and started the second half. Clover scored 10 points in the 62-53 loss. Not many coaches or scouts knew about Clover in March, when he was a sophomore playing behind two Division I prospects, Steve Vasturia and Miles Overton.
NEWS
June 29, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Milton Wexler, 92, of Delray Beach, Fla., president and chief executive officer of Clover Knitting Mills in Philadelphia from 1971 to his retirement in 1984, died Sunday, June 24, of Alzheimer's disease at Delray Medical Center. Mr. Wexler had lived in Delray Beach for five years after moving from Plymouth Meeting to Boynton Beach, Fla., in 1988. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wexler studied at what is now Neshaminy High School and served in the Army infantry from 1943 to 1945.
NEWS
April 16, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer
WHILE TAKING hacks in the on-deck circle, preparing for his fifth at-bat, Augusto "June" Ortega was handed a three-leaf clover by teammate Kevin Montero, who was sitting on the grass nearby. "Here, take this for good luck," Montero said, in Spanish. (We'll assume no four-leafers were available.) "I don't need any," Ortega cracked in that same language, though he did tuck the clover into his right back pocket. Ortega rapped a grounder toward first base and, oh, the ball was misplayed for an error.
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August 17, 2005 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Badger, the failed racehorse, has lucked into love and sweet Pennsylvania pasture. His potential unfulfilled, his promise evaporated, the 3-year-old thoroughbred gelding nevertheless struts through equine Eden, his chestnut coat slick and gleaming in the summer sun. Badger dines with relish on the endless salad bar beneath his feet. He breaks only for nuzzles with good, gentle Dimples, the half-blind, 23-year-old Appaloosa mare who has his heart. Not too long ago Badger was living at Philadelphia Park racetrack, in a community of men bound by grit and purpose: to make him a winner, fleet and obsessed.
NEWS
August 3, 2001 | By Claire M. Gerber
When a heat wave is over, we tend to forget that there might be a next one and that, certainly, dog days will arrive. How to cope? I have a way. I can store the goodness of a day's beginning and draw upon the memory through the less comfortable hours that follow. This is my way: Daybreak still wears night's coolness. Despite an anticipated 90 degrees in the shade, the sun's long shadows cross the threshold of a.m. from p.m. with subtle sub-warmth. A breathless hour is at hand for the taking.
NEWS
January 6, 2001 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Call it good luck. For the second straight weekend, the Eagles are heading into the playoffs after a snow. Yesterday's flakes arrived like a good omen for a second victory, this time over the Giants at the Meadowlands stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., tomorrow. And if it snows again late tomorrow - a minor possibility under current forecasts - that should only boost the Eagles' score. "I'm starting to wonder if it's going to be good," said forecaster Bill Goodman of the National Weather Service, scoping out game-time weather.
NEWS
March 31, 1998 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
They aren't as rich or stupendously gluttonous as they once were and U.S. presidents no longer accept their invitations. But Philadelphia's all-male Clover Club will chow down, parade their lamb, toast and roast their guests and sing the old songs Thursday for the 114th year. The club is one of those never-changing Philadelphia institutions. It was started in 1882 by some bigshots who just wanted to get together at least once a year for no other purpose than some raucous fun and good eating.
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