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June 30, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
How do you top Jimmy Choo? You don't. Instead, you bring in more heavy hitters to complement the designer-shoe maven. Like eyewear retailer Oliver Peoples, Italian apparel retailer Bottega Veneta, upscale brand Rag & Bone, and luxury Italian furniture retailer Calligaris. They were all announced on Tuesday as tenants that will be moving into King of Prussia's new corridor, which is due to debut Aug. 18. The 155,000-square-foot corridor is to house 50 new retailers, half of which are considered luxury brands, including those named Tuesday by Simon Property Group's mall division president, David Contis.
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April 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Although less than half a mile apart, the sprouting King of Prussia Town Center has no plans to compete with the mighty King of Prussia Mall, says the developer behind the new $100 million project. The Town Center - which sits where the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76, and Routes 422 and 202 converge - aims to be "the downtown of Upper Merion Township. " "We will be complementary," said Tom Sebastian, senior vice president of development for the JBG Companies, a large commercial real estate developer in the Mid-Atlantic region, headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md. "We are offering something that is a different experience for the consumer.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
With more than $3 billion worth of commercial property within its borders, including the massive King of Prussia Mall, Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County is one of the region's richest in terms of property wealth. But despite all that prosperity, the township long has had an underlying problem: sinkholes. The story of how they came to be is about 500 million years old, but the problems they cause are here and now. During the King of Prussia Mall expansion that begin in 2014, the ground continually caved in. To date, it has happened 35 times.
NEWS
November 25, 2003
MICHAEL Jackson has the best publicity people in the world. This guy hasn't had a record on the radio in more than 15 years, yet is kept in the limelight constantly. His awful plastic surgery and bleached skin show self-hatred. His sleeping with children is truly a sickness. Hopefully, a jail cell will cure him and save the rest of us from the constant barrage of the media. Most of his records now are syrupy "Save the Children"-type ballads. The self-proclaimed King of Pop should call himself the King of Slop.
NEWS
April 8, 1993 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
The Vivian King who appeared for her arraignment yesterday morning looked like a different woman. King, who police say confessed to killing her 17-year-old track star daughter on Jan. 18, showed the court a more remorseful side. During King's arraignment on murder charges, which lasted less than 10 minutes, lawyer Jack McMahon offered a not guilty plea for his client. Clad in a gray suit and white blouse - the same suit she wore for her daughter Shilie Turner's funeral - King looked sad. The suit hung on her tall, large frame - which looked smaller than it did two weeks ago at her pre-trial hearing.
NEWS
December 19, 1999
Tell us about a person in your community who is bringing to life the ideals espoused by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on civil rights, social justice and nonviolence. Send essays of 200 to 300 words by Jan. 3, including a phone number and address for verification, to Community Voices/King, The Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Send faxes to 215-854-4483 or e-mail to inquirer.letters@phillynews.com
NEWS
January 19, 1992 | By Karen McAllister, Special to The Inquirer
In 1964, Philadelphia communities were struggling with social and racial problems and unemployment, especially for the poor and minorities. People were so frustrated that they turned to violence, damaging stores and homes in North Philadelphia, Bill Meek recalled. In an attempt to bring about change, Meek, along with several other civil rights activists, invited the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city. Dr. King had been planning a tour of northern cities and accepted their invitation.
NEWS
June 28, 1986
Your June 17 editorial "Long live the King of Swing" made me wistful and sad. About 10 years ago, I saw Benny Goodman at the Temple Music Festival, and he required no introduction, nor was one given. His band started to play, and he walked out a minute later and no one had to announce, "Ladies and gentlemen, here's Benny Goodman. " I think he must have been a very unassuming person. Whoever wrote your editorial really paid tribute and said it all with the last line: "Move over Gabriel, the King of Swing is coming.
NEWS
August 1, 1990 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man who was named editor of The Inquirer yesterday has a big-city job and country tastes. He lives on a 25-acre farm in Glenmoore, Chester County, drives a pickup truck, tends goats and chops his own wood. He is a serious athlete who in one day will cycle 30 miles, run a few miles, play tennis and basketball and then swim to cool off. But Maxwell E.P. King, 46, has also acquired a reputation during nearly two decades at The Inquirer as a bright, able journalist and executive.
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August 20, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Good bye, Plaza. So long, Court. At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, King of Prussia Mall was officially declared "one mall" by owner Simon Property Group. Hello Bonobos and Calligaris. Bring it on, Jimmy Choo, Vince, and CH Carolina Herrera. The East Coast's premiere shopping mall just grew by about 500,000 square feet. It now includes a 155,000-square-foot connector that ties together the two former sections for the first time, and an added 250,000-square-foot wing, home to 50 new retailers and restaurants.
NEWS
August 20, 2016
When it comes to attracting upscale retail in the region, it was clear King of Prussia had an advantage over Center City. But as of Thursday, we can say - in the fight for luring top fashion brands here - the mall has been victorious. King of Prussia unveiled its gleaming, 155,000-square-foot expansion Thursday morning that looked more like New York's Fifth Avenue than the wing of an indoor suburban mall. With brands like Carolina Herrera, MCM, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, and Diane von Furstenberg - my New York Fashion Week designer favorite opening its first location in Pennsylvania here - it's a high-end shopper's dream.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
It took more than half a century, but who's counting? King of Prussia becomes one humongous mall on Thursday. Normally, there's a ribbon cutting at these things. Not this time. Execs at powerhouse mall owner Simon Property Group plan to connect two ribbons. They'll take one ribbon from the Plaza, one from the Court, and connect them at Savor, the new food pavilion, and announce the Plaza and Court as "no more," only King of Prussia. "We're giving that to you early," David Contis, president of Simon Malls, said in a giddy manner over the phone on Aug. 5. "It's going to be pretty neat.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
BORN AT THE START of the Great Depression in 1929, Pauline King Blakney grew up in a family of strivers, business owners and civic-minded people who made sure their children were exposed to music, art, and cultural opportunities. Ms. Blakney, 87, who sang opera as a teenager and won an award for her painting as a young woman, died Saturday, July 30, at her home in Northeast Philadelphia. She was among the first African Americans to be hired by John Wanamaker and the very first to be hired locally at an F.W. Woolworth Co. store, family members said.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
John Dougherty did exactly what you'd expect John Dougherty to do Friday as federal investigators hauled box after box of evidence from his Moyamensing Avenue home: The powerful union leader and political kingmaker played it cool. Sure, he paced. But he also offered swarms of reporters wilting in the summer sun iced tea and doughnuts, and cocksure confidence. "I've had many, many subpoenas and many, many visits. I'm not making rookie mistakes. I've been doing this for 25 years," he said in his Cagneyesque rat-a-tat, while G-men carted away their boxes and a computer.
NEWS
August 2, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
In the back of the house at 753 Walnut St. in Camden, back through a small gravel alley that glitters with broken glass, over piles of debris and under a crumbling roof, you can just make out the boarded-up window of a bedroom that may have been where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stayed in 1950, when he was a student at the now-closed Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland. King was living at the house when he was refused service at a bar in nearby Maple Shade, an incident that sparked his lifelong crusade for civil rights, according to activist Patrick Duff, who has compiled dozens of documents on the time period.
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The scene downstairs at Del Frisco's steak house was the kind of party that was busting out all across Center City this week. If you know the right people. And where to look. On this Tuesday afternoon, it was the Congressional Black Caucus being feted, with an assist from Philadelphia City Council members. Wine glasses clinked. Smooth jazz flowed from a band playing before a glittery curtain, illuminated in shades of red, white and blue. Servers with trays of hors d'oeuvres struggled to push through.
SPORTS
July 29, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE SUMMER of 1990 was a turbulent one in sports. George Steinbrenner was suspended by baseball commissioner Fay Vincent for his involvement with a small-time gambler named Howie Spira. Pete Rose was headed to prison. Bob Clarke had just been fired as the Flyers' general manager. Ron Hextall was holding out for $1 million. (One million! For a goalie!! The nerve!!) And . . . Don King was battling it out with Buster Douglas and his manager in a New York courtroom over the boxer's future, with casino owners Steve Wynn and Donald Trump either directly or indirectly involved and millions of dollars at stake.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
With more than $3 billion worth of commercial property within its borders, including the massive King of Prussia Mall, Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County is one of the region's richest in terms of property wealth. But despite all that prosperity, the township long has had an underlying problem: sinkholes. The story of how they came to be is about 500 million years old, but the problems they cause are here and now. During the King of Prussia Mall expansion that begin in 2014, the ground continually caved in. To date, it has happened 35 times.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE WIENER and still champion . . . Former three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining Nathan's Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, downing 70 hot dogs and buns - and more amazingly, keeping them down - to top defending champ Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, was on a roll as he easily secured victory by swallowing 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.
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