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October 1, 2010 | By Maria Panaritis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flooding from torrential downpours forced closures today at one of the East Coast's biggest shopping zones, King of Prussia Mall, as retailers scrambled to vacuum water off carpets and fix damaged computers. Only one department store - Lord & Taylor - at the massive complex shut down after overnight flooding reached sections of the Lower Level of The Plaza, one of the large compounds of stores at the popular mall. The food court, which took on the most water after the swelling of nearby Abrams Run stream, was expected to be closed all day, while other retailers managed to open as cleanup advanced through the afternoon, said mall marketing manager Kathy Smith.
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October 8, 1999 | By Chani Katzen, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As construction workers try to fill two large sinkholes that have developed along North Gulph Road, officials said they are concerned about still more underground cavities that could threaten a bridge near the busy King of Prussia mall. The northbound lanes of North Gulph Road have been closed since Saturday as workers try to fill the holes and shore up the road. The road will reopen by tomorrow, said Gene Blaum, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Construction workers are drilling 35 holes and then filling them with concrete and grout to stabilize the road, which is built over layers of limestone that easily dissolves in water, creating cavities, said Charles Metzger, another PennDot spokesman.
NEWS
January 5, 2012
Upper Merion police and Montgomery County bomb squad officials ordered a brief evacuation of the Court at King of Prussia on Wednesday as they investigated a suspicious device found in a flower pot. Chief Ron Fonock said a hollowed-out hand grenade similar those used in military training was recovered from a flower pot on the first level about 1:30 p.m. Fonock said the device contained no explosive material. The center was reopened to customers at 3:10 p.m. - Bonnie L. Cook  
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
Morris A. Kravitz, 88, a pioneer in shopping center construction who developed the King of Prussia mall and was deeply involved in city philanthropies, died Sunday at Lankenau Hospital. During a career spanning more than 65 years, Mr. Kravitz had been involved in building and operating offices in Center City, apartments on the Main Line and family homes on Long Island. But it was in shopping center development that he made his mark. At a time when the suburbs were burgeoning with housing development, Mr. Kravitz saw a need to bring the stores to where people were moving.
NEWS
November 27, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
The torrential rains that flooded the King of Prussia Mall nearly two months ago dampened holiday spirits yesterday, but only among a specific subgroup of Black Friday shoppers - premium-ice-cream consumers. It's true. The Häagen-Dazs store has yet to reopen. But that was the exception. Nearly all of the 100 stores affected by the rain, including dozens of locations to treat your sweet tooth, were open and prepared for yesterday's onslaught of bleary-eyed bargain hunters. "It's so over," Kathy Smith, the mall's marketing manager, said of the Sept.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Violence erupted at a King of Prussia construction site Wednesday, and today, police are seeking the public's help to apprehend some bat-wielding assailants. Upper Merion Township police gave this account: Officers responded at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday to the King of Prussia Plaza area of Mall Boulevard for reports that union protestors were blocking the entranceway to the new Toys R Us building site. While en route, an assault was reported in the mall parking lot. Upon arrival, police found two construction trucks with their rear windows completely shattered, and one victim bleeding from the head.
NEWS
September 3, 1993 | By James Cordrey, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
While the Plaza at King of Prussia undergoes $125 million in renovations that will add 135 new stores, several old tenants are being squeezed out. Some businesses have found other locations, but a few were forced to close their doors, including the Sidewalk Deli, Michelfelder's deli and the Sticky Bun bakery. The owners of the Sidewalk Deli and Michelfelder's were unavailable for comment on the changes at the Plaza. But Arthur Warr, owner of the Sticky Bun, said that his rent was to have been doubled and that he was going to have to pay an up-front fee. He did specify those costs.
NEWS
October 8, 1986 | By Howard Goodman and Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writers (Contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers Suzanne Gordon, Reid Kanaley and Tim Panaccio and correspondents Robert McSherry and Paul Scicchitano.)
Thousands of gallons of gasoline flooded from a ruptured pipeline in Upper Merion Township yesterday, forcing authorities to evacuate scores of residents and close major roads, schools and the Court at King of Prussia shopping center. Gasoline continued to pour throughout the day and into the evening from the Sun Co. pipeline after the rupture was discovered about 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Philadelphia Gear Corp., near the intersection of the Schuylkill Expressway and Route 202. Residents within a mile radius of the leak had been ordered out of their houses.
NEWS
November 1, 2000 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The secret of Gene's Books in the Plaza at King of Prussia here has always been simple, said co-owner Linda Massey. Gene Massey, her husband, who also is the store's namesake, loves books. For the couple, transforming a small Broomall book shop into a thriving independent store over two decades has been a labor of love. To the dismay of countless readers, that labor is coming to an end in November as the store - which carried 50,000 titles and thousands of magazines - closes and the Masseys move to other pursuits.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | By Blair Clarkson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If Charles Darwin were to rate commuters, he would probably pick those who trek from Philadelphia to King of Prussia on public transportation as the hardiest of survivors. They trudge and wait through multiple transfers, stand in bus shelters - some of which are inches away from Route 202 - and often wind up getting on crowded buses that creep along in traffic. It is not a trip for the weak. SEPTA hopes a planned new rail line could at least make it easier. A feasibility study has just been completed outlining a possible extension of the Route 100 rail line, which runs from the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby to Norristown, to the King of Prussia mall.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
In what will be its largest brand clustering anywhere, Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters Inc. will offer four of its brands next to each other on the same level at the King of Prussia Mall. Its newly leased 40,000-square-foot space is in the mall's Pavilion just across from the namesake Urban Outfitters, and will soon be home to Free People and Anthropologie stores. Meanwhile, a wall inside Urban Outfitters will be knocked down to make room for the company's fourth and newest brand: Pizzeria Vetri, which it acquired in November.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A woman is in custody in the abduction of a baby boy who was taken from the King of Prussia Mall and later found safe after an Amber Alert set off cell phones throughout the region. Her name has not been released yet and no charges have been announced. The infant, Ahsir Simmons, was reunited with his tearful mother more than five hours he was taken from the mall Thursday afternoon. Upper Merion Police Chief Thomas Nolan said the woman befriended the infant's family and spent some time with them in the mall before they went to the food court.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
The first retailers moving into the massive new corridor linking the Plaza with the Court at King of Prussia Mall received their leases from the mall owner Tuesday. The development marks the latest step in the mall's most significant expansion in nearly four years. Two luxury brands - the shoe retailer Jimmy Choo, made famous by the TV show Sex and the City , and the women's apparel and accessories designer Diane von Furstenberg - recently announced they would open in the corridor later this year, adding to the mall's luster.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
THE ALWAYS spirited and forever young Betsey Johnson will be at Lord & Taylor in the King of Prussia Mall (160 N. Gulph Road, KOP) this Saturday to promote her first-ever line of kids' clothing, Betsey Johnson Kidswear. Fashion fanatics can meet Johnson from 2 to 3 p.m., with celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse . "I do personal appearances throughout the year with Micah. We go all over the country, and I love that personal connection with my fans. It is very important to me," Johnson said.
NEWS
September 16, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
Shank for chef knife According to Williams-Sonoma public relations, "lifestyle expert" and ex-con  Martha Stewart  will be at the King of Prussia Mall on Thursday to promote her new cookbook. The media mogul will be signing copies of  Martha Stewart's Appetizers  at the KOP Williams-Sonoma store from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased online. Marky Mark joins the Papal lineup STOP THE PRESSES. Dirk Diggler, I mean Mark Wahlberg , will host the Festival of Families at the World Meeting of Families at the end of next week.
NEWS
March 30, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget about the $1,000 her sister had wired from Ireland, police told Angela Mohan. It's gone. Maybe the Broomall fitness instructor would get back the wallet she lost at the King of Prussia mall, they said. But even if she did, her chances of getting the $1,000 inside it were akin to winning the Powerball or Mega Millions lotteries. "I said, OK, I'm down a thousand," said Mohan in a brogue that highlighted her Irish roots. "But my credit cards, my license. My life is in that wallet.
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | Breaking News Desk
Proposed rail service to King of Prussia will be examined by SEPTA officials in three public sessions in Montgomery County next week. SEPTA is considering ways to extend the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia and Upper Merion Township from its current terminus in Norristown to provide train service to the region's largest suburban employment and retail center. The three meetings, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will include an open-house information session, with a presentation by SEPTA officials at 6 p.m. The meetings are set for: - Tuesday, Jan. 29. Valley Forge National Historical Park Visitors Center, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia.
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