May 2, 2016 |
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.
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.
March 19, 2016 |
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.
January 21, 2016 |
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.
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.
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.
January 4, 2014 |
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.
November 4, 2013 |
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.
April 19, 2013 |
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.
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.