March 25, 1990 |
When Bradlees department store at Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road closed three months ago, there was hardly a dry eye in the house. Businessmen in the area, who took the closing as a decidedly bad omen, quickly lost the enthusiasm engendered by Christmas. Surrounded by yellowing poinsettias and an aura of gloom and doom, they plotted ways to reduce inventory and workforce - in anticipation of the coming of the worst. Somehow, the crisis they feared didn't materialize.
November 2, 2007 |
A Montgomery County judge who sentenced two sons of Eagles coach Andy Reid to jail yesterday described the Reid house as a "drug emporium" and directly rebuked both parents, saying, "I have some real difficulty with the structure in which these two boys live. " Reid and his wife, Tammy, showed little emotion as Judge Steven T. O'Neill sentenced Garrett and Britt Reid to jail - for up to 23 months - in a six-hour session and capped months of drama for the family and, by extension, the Eagles organization.
June 11, 1992 |
Construction for St. Davids Square retail complex is on schedule. The stores will open on the site of the former B. Altman's at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. in Radnor Township. Genuardi's supermarket, Drug Emporium, T J Maxx, Filene's Basement, Micro Center and Party Palace already have signed long-term leases with the developer. Two more tenants are being sought.
April 22, 1997 |
Twice in the last two weeks, late-night thieves broke into drugstores in the Philadelphia area and tried to smash open the automatic teller machines inside. Each time, the culprits tripped store alarms, leaving them little time to pry the cash free. On Sunday night, thieves tried a smarter gambit. This time, they didn't bother trying to crack open the ATMs. They carried off the entire machines after breaking into stores in South Philadelphia and Oxford Circle in the Northeast. The first successful burglary that night came shortly before 11:30 p.m., police said, when at least two thieves removed the front-door lock of the Drug Emporium at 24th Street and Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia and went to work on the free-standing ATM. The thieves battered open the steel-plated pedestal on which the ATM was mounted.
April 22, 1997 |
ATM machines are starting to attract the attention of burglars. Thieves struck three Drug Emporiums in four hours late Sunday and early yesterday, absconding with two ATM's and abandoning a third after a burglar alarm went off. Police said this was a "new and unusual" crime and turned it over to the Major Crimes Division. 'It's too early to tell if they're connected but if I were a betting man, I'd bet they were connected," said one detective, who asked not to be identified.
February 7, 1992 |
When Drug Emporium Inc. executives met stock analysts this week in Cherry Hill, they needed a good explanation for the discount drugstore chain's sluggish performance and a convincing strategy to turn it around. The stock analysts no doubt were skeptical, because the last several times the executives came up with a plan, it failed. The meeting was closed to the public, but company executives went armed with a plan that involves centralizing control of the chain's 224 stores in 26 states and installing a computer system to solve the company's inventory- control problems.
February 27, 1992 |
Three tenants are expected to begin moving into the former B. Altman Co. building in Radnor Township by early July after a cleanup of interior furnishings, a spokesman for the New York developer said yesterday. Jeffrey N. Gordon, who is a spokesman for KMO-361 Realty Associates of New York City, said workers were two weeks away from removing the last of the old fixtures and debris from the former department store. His employees then will replace wiring, repair the roof and erect a loading dock before the tenants set up. Gordon said three tenants - Genuardi's Supermarket, T J Maxx and Drug Emporium - have already signed long-term leases of 15 to 20 years and beyond, Gordon said.
April 17, 1994 |
You probably wouldn't call Leonard Townsend a career criminal, if for no other reason than nobody could make a living off what he stole. A shopping cart full of diapers here. A caseful of pain relievers there. But over the course of his adult life, Townsend has been arrested at least 19 times on charges of shoplifting. On Thursday, Townsend agreed to plead guilty to three counts of retail theft stemming from incidents that took place in Montgomery County between 1991 and this year.
June 24, 2001 |
Two Philadelphia men have been charged with attempted homicide and related charges for their alleged roles in a botched holdup at an Upper Darby drugstore Friday night. A security guard and a bystander were wounded during the attempt. Fred Moultrie, 50, and Carl Wilson, 48, were held on $50,000 cash bail each. The security guard was in serious condition yesterday with chest wounds at Hahnemann University Hospital. The female bystander, who was shot in the hand, was treated and released Friday night.
March 4, 1996 |
Leonard Garner, who police say has stolen tens of thousands of dollars by writing bad checks, has been charged with six counts of forgery. Garner, 38, who has been behind county prison bars since his arrest Feb. 14, was arraigned Friday before District Justice Ester Casillo on charges brought by East Norriton and Jenkintown police. He was returned to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $20,000 cash bail, raising his total bail to $31,500. He has not yet arranged legal representation.