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September 22, 2012
Food Court 8 p.m. Saturday, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Sts. Tickets: $18-$30. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and for Australia's Back to Back Theatre, making its second Live Arts Festival appearance (the first was 2009's Small Metal Objects), in the land of Food Court , the simple capacity for speech determines ruler and subject. Performed by disabled actors - some with intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome, others with both physical and intellectual challenges - to a haunting score improvised each night by a live musical trio called the Necks, Food Court raises troubling questions about human nature and exploitation.
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February 23, 1995 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An upgraded air-conditioning system and a glass-paneled elevator to replace the center court spiraling ramp are the latest improvements being made or planned at Oxford Valley Mall. They are part of multifaceted renovations as the 23-year-old Middletown Township facility prepares to meet competition from its future neighbors, which will include the Court at Oxford Valley, a 700,000-square-foot center of mega-stores, and several smaller centers. The giant crane looming over the mall last week was dismantling the old cooling tower on the roof and installing a new one, said Bob Hart, Oxford Valley's general manager.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1990 | ANDREA MIHALIK/DAILY NEWS
Hungry shoppers stroll past some of the 20 food shops in the new Food Court at The Gallery at Market East yesterday, trying to decide where to do their belly-stuffing. The occasion was a grand reopening celebration marking the completion of a five-month, $2.6 million upgrading of the food area. The hoopla, which continues through June 10, includes free entertainment, exhibits and samples of various yummies.
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March 10, 1991 | By Ward Allebach, Special to The Inquirer
Hungry consumers looking for food may find the Montgomery Mall a more appetizing place to shop by year's end. Demolition began late last month on the mall's upper level - around the entrance adjacent to the J.C. Penney department store and across from F.W. Woolworth Co. - to make way for a food court that could include 11 restaurants, seating for 450 and a skylight, mall manager Chuck Miller said. The project, two years in the planning, is expected to open by November, in time for the Christmas shopping season, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1990 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Restaurant Critic
To me, "food court" sounds like a place for miscreant chefs. But to the makers of malls, food courts are fast-food piazzas where employees and shoppers go for coffee, lunch or simply a place to sit. The Food Court at the Gallery is looking spiffier these days, thanks to a $2.6 million facelift completed this month. The renovation more than doubled the seating, from 250 seats to 525, an expansion that was sorely needed. When it opened 12 years ago, the Food Court had more than enough places to eat, but the seating was woeful.
NEWS
November 30, 2000 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Students at Camden County College can now enjoy yogurt smoothies, personal pizzas, wrap sandwiches and other foods in a redesigned cafeteria that includes new furniture and added space. The college spent the summer transforming its 1950s-era dining hall on the Blackwood campus into a food court with 11 specialty stations. The project added 482 square feet to the serving area, making it easier and faster for students, college spokeswoman Susan Coulby said. Another addition is the Cougar Card, which allows students, faculty, staff and administrators to buy food without cash.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2007 | By Kristin Granero FOR THE INQUIRER
Entertainment with roots in cultures across the globe will transform the food court to a stage for the Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival at the Gallery at Market East. Performers will include the Seventh Principle ensemble, presenting the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, and vocalist Marcus Council of First Class, a repertory group featuring several Philadelphia singing talents. There to host the bash will be Diane Brown, an Internet radio and Philadelphia television personality recently honored by the Black Entertainment Music Association, as well as Philadelphia performer Mel Dorn.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On March 18, Willow Grove Park will join the ranks of smoke-free malls across the country. Today will mark the start of the effort, as the Abington Township shopping complex bans smoking in its food court. "The mall management hopes this gradual change will allow shoppers and mall employees to ease into the ban," Judy Trias, the mall's marketing director, said in a statement. "Willow Grove Park is responding to consumers' demand for a healthy shopping atmosphere. " Trias said 83 percent of the 2,000 customers polled last year said they were interested in a smoke-free environment.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1995 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The future of the hotel restaurant may have just debuted in America's heartland, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Hyatt Hotels has opened what it says is the country's first self-service hotel restaurant to serve three meals a day, converting an ordinary coffee shop into a highly appetizing food court with an interesting variety of choices. The term food court, which brings to mind fast food in a mall, doesn't do justice to the Market Stand Cafe. The facility was designed to look like an urban food market of the kind found in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto and a few other cities.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The pianist arrives as the food court clock strikes noon. A jazz man at heart, the pianist exudes class. In his sweater vest and tie, Mark Randall sits down at his Baldwin, his sweet, battered Baldwin, nestled among the marble tables and plastic ferns, under the neon lights of the China Pagoda restaurant and the Hair Express salon. He begins to play. A standard, always. Porter. Gershwin. Jimmy Dorsey, perhaps. Some barely notice Randall as they pass through the old Lit Bros.
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May 2, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
There was only one King of Pop. So Joe Purifico wants to be the Pop-Up King. Purifico is president and general counsel at JBC & Associates, whose mission is to help smaller retailers expand, "utilizing the kiosk, cart, and pop-up store environment" to test a new city and product. "We take entrepreneur retailers wanting to start a company from scratch, run the operation for them, from sign layout to filling the shelves," said Purifico, who works in Glen Mills. "Second, we take retailers with a small footprint that malls like and help them grow regionally and nationally.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
A WOMAN accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old boy from the King of Prussia Mall last week has been released from jail after posting bail. Cherie Amoore, 32, of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, posted 10 percent of her $500,000 bail Wednesday night and was released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Friday. Late on the afternoon of March 31, Amoore approached the baby's mother as she shopped in the mall with other family members, and followed them to the food court, prosecutors said.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
For an international exchange course on food and culture, 25 students from Arcadia University in Glenside and five from Mumbai spent two weeks exploring each other's culinary worlds, a caloric adventure that gave them a taste of more than curry and cheesesteaks. They sampled their native cuisines while walking along the teeming thoroughfares of India and through the crate-lined Italian Market. On Tuesday, they dined on pho, smoothies, and pizza at the King of Prussia Mall food court.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The pianist arrives as the food court clock strikes noon. A jazz man at heart, the pianist exudes class. In his sweater vest and tie, Mark Randall sits down at his Baldwin, his sweet, battered Baldwin, nestled among the marble tables and plastic ferns, under the neon lights of the China Pagoda restaurant and the Hair Express salon. He begins to play. A standard, always. Porter. Gershwin. Jimmy Dorsey, perhaps. Some barely notice Randall as they pass through the old Lit Bros.
NEWS
January 12, 2016
I HAVE TWO consistent journalistic soft spots. One is for unusual candidates for high office, the other's for the Pennsylvania Farm Show. On Saturday, I indulged both. I spent part of the day with Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, a Democratic (and unusual) candidate for U.S. Senate. And I did so at the 100th annual Farm Show. I was secretly hoping that Fetterman might start a horse-throwing contest. Instead, he was just amazed to find the show's huge food court selling chocolate-covered bacon, $2 a slice.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2016
The 100th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show runs through Jan. 16 at the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, North Cameron and Maclay Streets, Harrisburg. The official opening of the show is Saturday; the food court will open Friday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Admission: Free. Rides on the merry-go-round are $2 each. Parking is $15 at all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. Two off-site parking lots are available. Complimentary shuttle service will be running.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Geography may divide Pennsylvanians, especially when it comes to sports teams, but there is one annual event that brings people together from all corners of the state under one roof to celebrate a common love of food: the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Urban and rural, old and young, political muckety-mucks and regular folks all descend each January on the historic Farm Show Complex here to take part in the nation's largest indoor agricultural event. Starting Friday, about half a million people and 6,000 animals will cross the threshold of the complex over the course of the nine-day exposition.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airport dining fare used to be rubbery hot dogs, stale sandwiches, and greasy fast food. No longer. With the opening of 20 new shops and restaurants in Philadelphia International Airport's busy Terminal F, travelers can now get a shower, a haircut, fancy eye cream and lotions, and they can dine on burritos, gourmet burgers, sushi and noodles, roast Brussels sprouts, duck-fat fries, and grilled salmon. One in six of the airport's 31 million annual passengers starts or ends his or her trip at one of Terminal F's 38 gates.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Because I'm a smoker, my girlfriend will not let me do oral sex on her. I think she's being too cautious. She says I don't care about her health. We've been together about six months. I'm trying to stop smoking, but it's hard. Mia: E wwww , I'm with your girlfriend. I'm not a doctor, so I don't know if her private parts are at any kind of risk because of your puffing away on cigarettes, but who wants to deal with that? She ought to close the goodie jar until you get a nicotine patch and get serious about kicking the habit.
NEWS
April 6, 2013
Have you ever noticed people so glued to their smart phone that the mobile device appears as if were a part of them? One would think that the iPhone was the greatest invention since, well, the iPhone. Check it out the next time you are at a food court in the mall, or at school, or waiting to see your doctor - we are so caught up in our high-tech world that we might often miss some of the simple, fleeting moments of life. A recent survey found that some of us interact with our mobile devices an average of 40 to 80 times a day. That leaves very little time to inhale and smell the roses.
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