December 30, 2012 |
A female deli owner was stabbed in a robbery at her store in North Philadelphia late Saturday afternoon, police said. Police had taken a man into custody an hour later, they said. They couldn't offer details on the suspect, but said the deli owner suffered lacerations to the back of her head and had a broken orbital bone. She was stabbed, police said, during the robbery, but they couldn't provide any additional details on the robbery iself. Police were unsure how much money the robber had made off with.
February 3, 2016 |
A fire that damaged a Camden County deli appears to be accidental, officials said Monday, though investigators were still trying to determine a cause. The flames began in a storage area behind the deli counter at Amato Bros., 612 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, around 9 p.m. Sunday. The business had closed several hours earlier and no one was inside, Oaklyn Fire Chief Scott Cairns said. Several passing motorists reported smoke coming from the building. Firefighters contained the fire damage to the storage area and the roof, Cairns said.
August 10, 2000 |
South Philadelphia deli worker Eric D. Jackson wound up with a murder rap after trying to break up an early-morning fight between two customers on May 4. Jackson, 23, allegedly shot and killed one of the men at the store at 15th and Federal streets. After a preliminary hearing before Municipal Judge Harvey W. Robbins this week, Jackson, of Darby, was ordered to stand trial on a general charge of murder. Bail was set at $135,000. Defense lawyer Everett A. Gillison said Jackson might have acted in self-defense in the shooting of Clark Corprew, 42, of Moore Street near 17th.
March 15, 1995 |
The Zoning Board yesterday voted to halt the sale of beer and malt liquor at a take-out deli in West Philadelphia. William G. Schwartz, lawyer for the deli, the Purple Fox, on Baltimore Avenue near 48th Street in the Cedar Park neighborhood, said its owners would appeal the decision. Schwartz said the city's recent enforcement action against such delis appeared to be aimed primarily at Asian-owned shops. Thomas J. Lee, primary shareholder of the firm that owns the Purple Fox, is Asian.
June 9, 2002 |
Frances Koch, 82, the goodnatured founder with her late husband of Koch's Take Out Shop, a Locust Street deli that became a West Philadelphia institution, died yesterday of a heart attack in her Havertown home. Although it had been more than 12 years since Mrs. Koch stood behind the counter slicing sandwich meat for the customers patiently lined up in the tiny shop, she remained active with the deli, her son Bob Koch said. "Even when she couldn't stand behind the counter, her brain worked fine," Koch said.
September 10, 2013 |
Shirley Calhoun Bramble seemed to be a cheerleader long after she had been one at what is now Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School. Because Bramble's Cold Cuts, her family's delicatessen in Gloucester City, was near Gloucester Catholic High School, its students became part of an extended family. Each year, seniors would hand their class photographs to Mrs. Bramble, and she would arrange them in a photo album and display it prominently at the store. "She was adopted by every one of the kids," a son, Joseph E. IV, said.
September 15, 1988 |
A Sandwich Express delicatessen wants to move into the Prudential Business Campus in Horsham, but a neighboring corporation is opposing the venture because of the traffic congestion it could cause. The Jackson-Cross Co. informed the Horsham Zoning Hearing Board Monday night of its plans for 222 Lakeside Drive in the industrial park, according to zoning and company officials. The real estate company wants to rent the office to Sandwich Express, which has similar operations in Fort Washington and King of Prussia business campuses.
May 9, 1990 |
Alfred Gaspari last week received the city's blessing to expand his deli and produce business in Holmesburg. Thanks to the city, that expansion is sure to cost more than he first expected. "The only conflict I have now is the additional cost," Gaspari said on Friday. "It's going to cost quite a bit more. " Gaspari revised his original plans after the city Zoning Board of Adjustment in February told him to get rid of two truck trailers he currently uses for storage at Al's Corner, Rhawn Street and Torresdale Avenue.
July 17, 2012 |
Thirty minutes before closing Saturday night at Hymie's, a landmark Main Line deli, manager Lenny Silow noticed a masked man walking up the aisle with a gun. Silow ducked out of sight and hurried to another side of the restaurant and, from several feet away, whispered to his cashier: "Call the police. " Then he complied with the gunman's orders to get down on the floor. Behind the counter, cashier Michelle Horev didn't know what to think of Silow's hushed plea at first.
August 8, 2006 |
ZONING decisions in Philadelphia are like orders in a deli as imagined by Kafka. Obnoxious customers shout with little regard for who's next in line and a self-important man behind the counter tells people they can have anything they want, as long as it's corned beef on rye with a little slaw. The Barnes is a 47-story tower proposed for 21st and Hamilton between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Spring Garden neighborhood. I've twice expressed support for the tower, especially with recent improvements to the Spring Garden and 22nd Street sides of the design.