July 22, 1988 |
TALL TIMBERS Little Egg Harbor Township 609-296-2601 Tall Timbers, about midway between Atlantic City and Long Beach Island, is a development of townhouses and flats under construction in Little Egg Harbor Township. Planned for the 151-acre wooded site are 798 one- and two-story fee-simple townhomes, 412 condominium flats and 48 acres of open space. (Fee simple means buyers will own and maintain the exterior and grounds of their units.) The units will have between 800 and 1,440 square feet of living space, and the price range for the standard units is between $71,990 and $99,990.
February 8, 1991 |
DEER CHASE Monroe Township, Gloucester County 609-875-7901 At Deer Chase at Monroe, buyers have a choice of two exterior elevations for each home, and one of them has a porch, at no extra cost. Those porches are part of an effort to give the development some "old neighborhood charm," as are the granite Belgian blocks used in the curbs, said Luana Walters, a sales representative for the builder, Kalian Corp. She said Kalian was interested not only in charm but also in saving as many trees on the site as possible to help preserve the natural environment of the neighborhood.
September 6, 2013 |
After a frenzied six-week renovation, Peppercorn (503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-964-2588) has opened at Eagle Village Shops in the spot that for 12 years was a Georges Perrier restaurant known as Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, and georges'. The Main Line building's bones are the same. It's a series of rooms, including a rustic, high-ceilinged bar, a sunny rear garden room, a hushed main dining room, and assorted nooks. Where Le Mas Perrier aspired to the look of a farmhouse in the south of France, Peppercorn has opted for an overall feeling of warmth and luxury.
July 9, 1992 |
About two months ago, the Costalas family put two words on the sign in front of their Country Squire Diner Restaurant in Broomall, and the phone started ringing. "Ever since we put the sign up," said manager George Costalas with a slight shake of his head, "we've been getting called. " The two words, "Opening Soon," were enough to grab the attention - and stimulate the taste buds - of patrons who have waited for two years for the Country Squire to reopen. It was heavily damaged by fire in August 1990.
April 11, 2006 |
I hate endings. I sobbed when each of our daughters went off to kindergarten. I did the same when they left for college. I even get melancholy when the seasons change. So I suppose it's predictable that I face another ending with my usual emotional upheaval. But frankly, I'm surprised at how much this one hurts. I'm preparing for the last Passover seder that my husband and I will host. It was bound to happen. It began with our decision, three years ago, to do what the real estate world calls "downsizing.
February 20, 2000 |
Good food in a dramatic setting makes the Abbey Bistro, the public dining room in the Abington Country Club, a fine restaurant choice. Despite what you might expect from its name, the country club is in Jenkintown, a block behind the well-known Fox Pavilion. The dining room was opened to the public last March. At first glance, the chalet-like dining room with a 30-foot-high vaulted ceiling may take your breath away. Unique among regional restaurants, it has an upper-level balcony, real logs blazing away in a large fieldstone fireplace, and hammered-bronze display plates and lighted white candles in brass candlesticks on the mantel.
May 7, 2008 |
For Maria Perez, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey is more than just a place she stays occasionally - it's another home. Perez, who lives in South Carolina, has traveled back and forth to the house for 16 years as her son, Juan, has been treated for retinoblastoma, an eye cancer, at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. "In the recent years, I've really enjoyed coming here," she said. "This is where my home is. " Now, families like hers can look forward to even greater care as part of a $2 million expansion announced at a news conference yesterday.
May 3, 1988 |
"My mother had to wash her hands before she made me a sandwich," recounts Steve Martorano as he describes the genesis of the "No Smoking" policy at Steve's Ristorante, his homey bistro in the Northeast. "I'd eat in a restaurant and some guy at the next table would be puffing away. I would get so annoyed, I couldn't remember what I ate, " the beefy Martorano continues, "so I said to myself, if I ever have my own place, I'm not going to allow smoking. " The movement toward a smokeless society has billowed recently.
February 4, 2010 |
Main Line restaurateurs Win and Sutida Somboonsong have completed their takeover of the short-lived Maia (789 E. Lancaster Ave. in Villanova), which they began last summer with Azie on Main , a pan-Asian concept, on the second floor. Last week, they opened MIXX (610-527-0700), a comfort-fooder with a bar, on the first floor next to Summit Sports Training Center. MIXX is intended as a Main Line drop-in, with a menu of $8 and $9 burgers and sandwiches, $6 to $12 apps, pizzas, salads, and $12 to $16 entrees.
December 13, 2013 |
Avance opening Friday Friday is opening night for Avance , the progressive-American restaurant from Roxborough-bred/New York-honored chef Justin Bogle at 1523 Walnut St. (215-405-0700). He and business partner Chris Scarduzio stripped the dining room and bar of its past as Le Bec-Fin 3.0. The sleek dining room features a dazzling ceiling fixture of old-fashioned bulbs set to varying heights, adding contrast to candlelit, unclothed walnut tables. Vertical strips of greenery trim the side walls.