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March 22, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year and a half ago, Evan Prochniak was sweet-talked into buying the company that had been crafting Zitner's Easter eggs for nearly a century. The chocolatier was on the market, and a deal to sell the building - without the business - had broken down. There was a chance Zitner's might be sold to another candy company, and its North Philadelphia factory vacated. The broker representing the owners, Thomas S. Bond, convinced Prochniak that Zitner's was fabulous, a beloved mom-and-pop with room to grow.
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June 16, 1995 | BEVERLY ROBINSON/ SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
Firefighters battle a three-alarm blaze yesterday that destroyed a waterproofing-material factory on New Albany Road in Moorestown, N.J., and sent a firefighter to the hospital for minor injuries. The 4:28 p.m. blaze at the 3 E Group raged out of control for more than an hour. Cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
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June 12, 2016
On April 23, the Dream Factory held its third annual Casino Night and silent auction. Dream Factory is the largest children's wish-granting organization, helping children with life-threatening illnesses, and also other suffering children by providing a dream that can improve their lives and those of their families. The fund-raiser, held at the Spring Mill Ballroom in Conshohocken, brought together more than 150 supporters for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, craps, blackjack, roulette, a high-stakes poker tournament, and even horse racing.
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June 30, 1986 | By SCOTT FLANDER and JOE O'DOWD Jr., Daily News Staff Writers
A five-alarm fire ripped through an abandoned casket factory in North Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, causing no injuries but damaging several rowhouses. Police knocked on doors to evacuate at least 17 houses, though many families weren't home. The fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. at the former factory of James A. Kenny Funeral Supplies, Norris Street near Mascher. As the blaze spread through the factory's three connected buildings, which ranged in height from three to five stories, thick black smoke billowed high into the air. More than 100 firefighters were called to the blaze, which took an hour and 20 minutes to bring under control.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2005 | New York Daily News
The Hit Factory - the famed Manhattan music studio where John Lennon spent his last hours, Bruce Springsteen laid down tracks for "Born in the U.S.A.," and Whitney Houston hit her highest notes - is shutting its doors. Doomed by the digital revolution, the rock 'n' roll temple's owners said this week they will move their West 54th Street headquarters to a smaller facility in Miami within a month. Music producer Jerry Ragovoy opened the studio on West 48th Street in 1968, initially as a place in the city where his own artists could record.
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August 20, 2008 | By Maya Rao INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Burlington Township plastic and resin factory has reached a $1.3 million settlement over allegations that it violated state and federal environmental laws. Colorite Specialty Resins of Somerville, N.J., also has agreed to spend $1 million to reduce harmful emissions of vinyl chloride. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to liver cancer and neurological disorders, government officials said. The settlement was announced yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department, the state Department of Environmental Protection, and the state attorney general.
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June 4, 1989 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The construction trucks have been lining the narrow River Road south of New Hope since the fall of 1987. The stone factory buildings, where construction crews have been hammering all through winter and summer, are remnants of what New Hope officials say was the only heavy industry for miles along the Delaware River. Sixty-two high-priced condominium apartments - some completed, some still shells - are being cut into the eight buildings of the old mill. Last week, the walls of the Union paper mill - which occupied the site from 1880 and ceased operations there in the 1970s - began coming to life as the first residents moved in. No other such renovation has ever happened in or near New Hope, borough manager Tom Potter said.
REAL_ESTATE
July 14, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's the man who built Campus Apartments in University City from a regional student-housing company into a national firm. David Adelman, who took over from the Campus Apartments founder, is branching out into office space in West Philadelphia - and he's looking to attract a key anchor tenant, such as Google, to lease his former factory space at 4101 Sansom St. The retrofitted printing-press shop here is known as the Graphic Arts Lithographers building...
BUSINESS
February 15, 2013
Campbell Soup Co. said it will close a factory in Mexico and eliminate 260 jobs, as it transfers production of juices, soups, broths, and Italian sauces to Grupo Jumex and Conservas La CosteƱa facilities in phases through September 2013. Those two Mexican companies will also take over distribution of Campbell brands in Mexico. Campbell, which will keep 70 of its 330 employees in Mexico to handle research and development, sales, supply chain, marketing and general management, said it expected to record a charge of $6 million after taxes to pay for the restructuring.
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February 2, 1989 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, Special to The Inquirer
The Maple Shade Township Council last night voted unanimously to purchase a factory at Stiles and Linwood Avenues to convert into a new municipal complex. "For years, the township has desperately sought space for municipal purposes," said Mayor Joseph P. Dugan. The current municipal building on Main Street, built in the 1920s, is too small to house all the municipal offices, he said, and some departments, including public works, are located elsewhere. The township will pay $500,000 for the two-story factory, which was built as a paper mill and now is rented to a number of businesses.
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August 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Sock manufacturer Standard Merchandising has purchased a 115,300-square-foot factory building in Pennsauken, N.J.'s Airport Industrial Park for $4.1 million, according to commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. Standard Manufacturing is moving into the property at 7001 North Park Drive after its former location in Camden was sold to make way for the new Subaru headquarters being built there, Colliers, which brokered the sale, said in a release on Monday. The new Airport Industrial Park property was previously occupied by printing company Contemporary Graphic Solutions, which has moved to a facility in Camden, Colliers senior managing director Marc Isdaner said.
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July 11, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
On a gritty block on Berks Street in Kensington just west of the El, the land speculators come knocking - knocking on the doors of men trapped by love. There's factory owner Michael DiPietro, an escapee from corporate, in love with the idea of being a man who makes things and who makes things happen, who handles deals, sales, and loading docks, and has a fresh idea every minute. "A builder told me he could put eight houses in here," said DiPietro, whose factory has recently been sold and whose businesses, Penn Scale Manufacturing Inc. and DuraCart USA, may soon be evicted from the two-story plant he has rented since 2011.
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June 12, 2016
On April 23, the Dream Factory held its third annual Casino Night and silent auction. Dream Factory is the largest children's wish-granting organization, helping children with life-threatening illnesses, and also other suffering children by providing a dream that can improve their lives and those of their families. The fund-raiser, held at the Spring Mill Ballroom in Conshohocken, brought together more than 150 supporters for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, craps, blackjack, roulette, a high-stakes poker tournament, and even horse racing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2016 | By Bill Chenevert, For The Inquirer
'To-ri! To-ri! To-ri!" The chant erupted several times from the ravenous crowd who had come to worship a special kind of pop star at the sold-out Electric Factory. Tori Kelly is a good girl, a self-made 23-year-old with artistic integrity, an impressive catalog, and musical chops that earned her a jam invitation from the late, great Purple One. She had the room in the palm of her hands. Fitting that she would open Monday night's concert with "Unbreakable Smile," the title track from her major-label debut released in June.
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February 21, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With winter's spate of snow, sleet, and chill blanketing Philadelphia like a death shroud, it was nice having two California bands - Los Angeles' Best Coast and San Diego's Wavves - bring the sunshine with a coheadlining tour, Summer is Forever, at the Electric Factory on Wednesday. Though in each case, for the most part, the subtle nuances of the bands' respective catalogs (Wavves' surf-spy-inspired hard core comes courtesy of Nathan Williams, Best Coast's sandy indie-pop is written by Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno)
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January 15, 2016 | Deborah Woodell, Staff Writer
We would be remiss in calling Randy Blythe nostalgic, but there are hints that the Lamb of God frontman longs for the old days. For instance, he said in a recent interview, he likes when his band is the opening act. "I hate headlining," Blythe said, chuckling, speaking in advance of Saturday's sold-out show at the Electric Factory in which Lamb of God will, in fact, headline. The bill also features Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip. "I'd rather open up. It's a lot easier to steal a show early on. By the time we play, three other bands are going to play.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2015
With a star-studded appeal to all "mother funders ," Pennsylvania's Bollman Hat Co., America's oldest lid maker, has launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise at least $100,000 to move 70 unique knitting machines from China to its Lancaster County factory. The move would enable 41 new jobs at Bollman, which is still smarting from nearly 130 layoffs in the mid-2000s tied to competition from China. In global-trade irony, the knitting machines, inventory now housed at a factory in Panyu, China, will allow Bollman to ramp up production at its factory in Adamstown, said Don Rongione, Bollman's president and CEO, a native of Northeast Philadelphia whose father had been a cloth cutter for overcoat maker Harry Fischer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2015 | By Hillary Rea, For The Inquirer
In a ceremony before the Miley Cyrus and the Dead Petz show on Saturday night at the Electric Factory, Wayne Coyne, lead singer for the Flaming Lips (Miley's band for the show, renamed the Dead Petz), blessed the crowd by sprinkling glitter confetti and blasting a cannon of party streamers. Thus he gave us permission to embrace the unlikely collaboration between Cyrus and the Lips. Cyrus' limited-city Milky Milky Milk tour is in support of her surprise (and free!) streaming opus, Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz - a 23-song, 90-minute concept album with most of the songs cowritten and coproduced by the Lips.
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December 3, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The buyer of the Frankford Chocolate Factory site at 2101 Washington Ave. paid $7.8 million for the 100,000-square-foot property, according to records filed with the city. Kennett Square-based 2101 Washington Real Estate L.P. closed on the 126-year-old industrial building and surrounding land on Nov. 6, according to the filings. The group is exploring its options for developing the site, vice president Jacob Ketcham said Tuesday. The property had been purchased in 2007 by the late New York property mogul Truong Dinh Tran's Alphonse Hotel Corp.
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December 1, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Eleven years after its start, 10 years since its debut album Juturna (named for the Roman goddess of wells and springs), Doylestown's Circa Survive continues to be a harbinger of wordy, experimental, pop-hardcore, with heartbroken emotionalism and sometime-silly philosophical conceits as its twin-towering guides. Anthony Green's powerful, whiny voice and stream-of-consciousness rants, together with Colin Frangicetto's jiving, jackhammering guitars, all but defined the 21st century's shift in hard-emo's tone from broke-down and busted to brilliantine and bristling.
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