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October 13, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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....
LIVING
September 25, 1996 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Daily News and Star
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
December 11, 1991 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 26, 2016 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
At a coffee shop, Brian Mottolo will allow other customers to go ahead of him. He'll wait in the back, practicing his order in his head. When it's all clear, he'll approach the counter and say, "Medium dark roast. Cream and sugar. " When Mottolo, 52, shared that story during a meeting at Magee Rehab recently, his audience lauded him. "You've been practicing!" speech language pathologist Sarah Lantz said. "That's good. That's real good. " Mottolo has aphasia, the loss of the ability to use language because of damage to the brain.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Capital One Financial Corp. is taking over the ground floor of the former Latham Hotel at 17th and Walnut Streets with an enlarged version of the bank branch/coffee shop hybrid it already operates across the street. The bank expects to open the new space, covering about 7,500 square feet including a 2,000-square-foot mezzanine, in January, according to Metro Commercial Real Estate senior vice president Michael Gorman, who helped broker the lease. Capital One, which is working on a similar jumbo-sized banking cafe near New York's Union Square, will close its existing 1,950-square-foot location across Walnut Street, Gorman said Wednesday.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
THE DUMB AND dangerous things children do never quite tip the scales for a parent. They might get angry and disappointed, even pack a suitcase and stop paying their cellphone bills, but none of that ever outweighs a parent's love. That's the way Jeffrey Bernstein feels about his son, Yaron, 22, who left a friend's apartment in Northern Liberties on Nov. 13, 2013, to make some money on marijuana. He told his friends he would be back in 30 minutes. Yaron Bernstein was never seen alive again, and although the FBI is investigating, his father says, there has been nothing but silence.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
Just in time for 2016, fans of community, coffee, and comic books will have a new place to visit. Although Philadelphia has a rich tradition of quality comic-book shops - and could brag that Showcase Comics on South Street was the largest black-owned comic shop in the United States for quite some time - Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse will be the first black female-owned comic book shop to open its doors on the East Coast. This "geeky" hybrid hopes to contribute to the burgeoning Kensington section of Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 29, 2015
T IMOTHY M. ANDREWS, 53, of Princeton, N.J., is president and CEO of the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) in Trevose, Bucks County. ASI connects manufacturers and distributors with companies seeking to promote their brands. The Norman Cohn family has owned the company since 1962. Q: What's ASI? A: We're a media-and-marketing company helping manufacturers of promotional products connect with distributors. Someone who wants to distribute a promotional product to a customer can use us to find the right manufacturer to make and imprint the product and order it through our online platform.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nashville-based Southern Land Co. has cancelled its request to demolish the 1855-vintage Rittenhouse Coffee Shop building at 1904 Sansom St. near Rittenhouse Square, as part of its plan for a mixed-use tower project. Southern Land attorney Neil Sklaroff said in a letter to the Philadelphia Historical Commission Monday that it was withdrawing its application to designate the coffee shop's preservation as a hardship. The company is still seeking clearance to demolish two other historically protected structures, the Warwick apartment building and the Oliver Bair funeral home, it said on Friday.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 16, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE'S A coffee shop around the corner from the weather-beaten slab of concrete that serves as the Philadelphia Police Department's headquarters. A few minutes after a visibly worn Commissioner Charles Ramsey wrapped up his umpteenth media interview of the afternoon, Bob Dylan started echoing through the shop. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right. " You know the song. " I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe, " Dylan sang. " Where I'm bound, I can't tell. " After 47 years in law enforcement, Ramsey isn't exactly sure where he's headed, either.
NEWS
September 17, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
FOUR DAYS after a Philly cop posted an online rant about being denied access to a Center City Starbucks bathroom, the Seattle-based coffeehouse Goliath announced it had apologized to the officer. In a Facebook post that went viral last week, the unnamed sergeant said he entered the Starbucks in the Macy's building at 13th and Chestnut streets in full uniform and asked a "young blonde liberal" employee if he could have the key code for the coffee shop's bathroom. She told him the bathroom was for paying customers only and recommended a bathroom down the street.
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