October 13, 2011 |
The homeless man accused in the March 31 rape of a South Philadelphia coffee-shop barista pleaded guilty Wednesday before a Philadelphia judge. Christopher Reeves, 32, pleaded guilty to rape, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and a count of robbery before Common Pleas Court Judge William J. Mazzola in the sexual assault of a 29-year-old employee of the Bean Exchange Coffeehouse at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets in Bella Vista....
September 25, 1996 |
Clint Eastwood flinched first and settled a lawsuit yesterday with ex-live-in Sondra Locke minutes before a jury was to render a verdict in her favor. Neither side was talking how much, but her lawyer said it was a straight cash deal with no future considerations. Locke had sought $2.5 mil for Eastwood's alleged sabotaging of her directing career. A juror said damages were discussed from $15,000 to $10 mil. The lawsuit was over a movie deal he supposedly brokered for her at Warner Bros.
June 22, 2013
By Matt Katz I've been sitting in this coffee shop for 20 minutes and have yet to hear a word spoken. Two customers are enveloped in huge headphones; three others are stoically sunbathing in the glow of their laptops. I feel the barista counting down the minutes until quitting time. I hate this place. And I miss Beauty Shop Café. My local coffee shop - the one on the corner of my block in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, the one where I really did know everyone's name, the one with the old-school hair dryer in the corner paying homage to its beauty shop past - was sold last month.
June 21, 1998 |
In an age of consolidation, when bigger is better and success depends on brand-name recognition, the manager of a small coffee shop is trying to defy the odds and thrive against the Goliath of coffee companies. Cafe Seattle, on Haddon Avenue a few hundred yards from Starbucks Coffee, is surviving in the shadow of one of the 1,500 franchises of the coffee giant and it has posted an increasing monthly profit since Starbucks opened in the spring of 1996. Described by patrons as a "place where everybody knows your name," like the TV bar on Cheers, Cafe Seattle has a diverse clientele that is lured as much by the coffee as by the comfortable decor, its managers say. Owner Jackie Straijer, 34, the mother of three boys and a Haddonfield resident, described her store and its patrons as a "big family," albeit an unusual one. This, Straijer said, is part of Seattle's appeal.
December 11, 1991 |
Stephen Rivel strolled into the all-night Dunkin' Donuts on Pine Road in Fox Chase for a cup of coffee and unwittingly interrupted three gunslinging robbers breaking into the safe, according to testimony yesterday in Municipal Court. When Rivel, 30, resisted being forced into a walk-in freezer with two doughnut shop workers and another customer, two gunmen fired shots into Rivel's leg and into the back of his head. "Timmy told the guy to get down on the floor and the guy wouldn't get down," one suspect, Theodore Burns, said in a statement to police that was read at yesterday's court hearing.
July 27, 2013
Jamie Lokoff and Tommy Joyner, the musicians turned coffee shop owners turned movie producers, have sold their MilkBoy coffee shop in Ardmore. With the sale of a smaller coffee shop next to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in 2011 - now called HotHouse Coffee - the Main Line entrepreneurs have officially left the area. "It was time, we have a lot of stuff going on in the city and our energies have shifted focus," said Lokoff. The new MilkBoy owners, Mark and Cathy Roy, plan to keep the space the same for now until they get to know the business better, he said.
November 1, 2011 |
A Camden entrepreneur, whose coffee shop offered DNA tests as well as java, vowed Tuesday to fight a judge's ruling that he verbally agreed to settle a sexual harassment suit brought by six female employees. The $75,000 agreement - including $15,000 to be shared by the former employees - had been contested by Ronald Ford Jr., the owner of City Coffee, who refused to sign the settlement document this summer. "I refuse to be extorted," Ford said Tuesday, following an announcement of the settlement by the state Attorney General's Office Division on Civil Rights.
August 28, 2013 |
A vandal smashed two windows of a coffee shop in South Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood over the weekend, causing about $2,000 in property damage, police said. The owner of OCF Coffee House, Ori C. Feibush, said Monday that he reviewed surveillance video of the incident and is "confident" police will identify and arrest the culprit. "The video clearly shows this was deliberate, it was planned, and it was coordinated," said Feibush, 29, a real estate developer. Feibush, who has been embroiled in a long-running dispute with residents who oppose his redevelopment company, blamed the attack on a neighborhood group, the Point Breeze Organizing Committee.
November 22, 2015 |
The company planning a retail, residential, and office tower near Rittenhouse Square says it is withdrawing a request to demolish one of three historical structures nearby as part of its development plan. Nashville-based Southern Land Co. will withdraw its application to the Philadelphia Historical Commission to demolish the 1855-vintage Rittenhouse Coffee Shop building at 1904 Sansom St., the company said in a statement Friday. But its applications to demolish the Warwick apartment building, built in 1903, and the Oliver Bair funeral home, from 1910, will remain in place, the company said.