August 15, 2016 |
To say the apartments at Fairmount@Brewerytown are going like hotcakes would not be far from wrong. They're going so quickly, Michele DiVeterano said, that she has stopped creating model units. As many as eight to 10 apartments are renting each week. "Once I get a model set up, it is gone in a couple of days," said DiVeterano, vice president of operations for the developer, McSpain Properties. "It is a lot of hard work to create one for such a short time. " Although at the end of July, 35 of the building's 161 studio, one- and two-bedroom units were occupied - all on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors - Fairmount@Brewerytown is still a work in progress, attracting a target audience of millennials.
June 8, 2016 |
When Rodney Talbo Shelton II took a Megabus from Hampton, Va., to Philadelphia last June, he was armed with a 9mm handgun, prepared to commit a robbery, and willing, authorities say, to use the gun if necessary. Three days later, at a quiet loading dock in Yeadon at 3:30 a.m., with the same gun in tow, they say, Shelton had the opportunity he needed: an older target, a secluded location. Authorities say Shelton attempted to rob Thomas Childs, 63, a delivery driver from Aston, at the Ridgway Industries loading dock along Baltimore Pike.
May 31, 2016 |
From the front gate, Revolution Recovery looks like any other dump. Trucks are constantly pulling off I-95 and unloading mini-mountains of junk - about 350 tons a day. But the Northeast Philadelphia recycling center also is an established wellspring of creativity through the nonprofit Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR), founded in 2010. Now, with the help of a $60,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the recycling dump has become a performance venue where RAIR continues to blur the lines between trash and art, and raise awareness about sustainability.
January 12, 2016
Yards Brewing Co. sells enough beer - 42,000 barrels last year - that it is running out of space at the 40,000-square-foot plant it opened in 2007 on Delaware Avenue, a few blocks north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The brewery - Yards' third since president Tom Kehoe opened the original tiny plant in Manayunk 22 years ago - is crowded with 22 shining 200-barrel fermenter tanks; cold storage; a loading dock; a research lab; a tasting room/restaurant, which opens at noon daily; and offices, all in the riverside neighborhood near the SugarHouse Casino.
October 21, 2015 |
These days, every truck in JCI Transportation's fleet has a flat-screen television and satellite radio. Company-supplied refrigerators in the cab are becoming the norm, and drivers, if they want, can plug in a microwave. "We try to give them all the comforts of home," said Larry Mertz, operations director at the Pennsauken trucking company. On any given day, Mertz, like nearly every trucking executive in the country, is desperately seeking more drivers - the industry needs 47,500 more of them.
May 28, 2015 |
ADMIRERS OF the historic Boyd Theatre haven't let it go down without a fight, and neighbors aren't letting anything new go up without one either. The fight carries on after the architectural committee of the Historical Commission denied the proposed plan yesterday for the property on Chestnut Street near 19th. Plans are still up in the air until the full commission votes on the project June 12. Current owner Pearl Properties intends to build a residential tower, retail and restaurant spaces, and an underground parking structure while maintaining some of the structure of the 1920s-era theater.
December 19, 2013 |
In the busiest week of the year for United Parcel Service, the Boscov's loading dock at Neshaminy Mall was a bustling gateway Monday. A 48-foot trailer stuffed with online orders had already been hauled away, and UPS driver Bob Young was back for more. "What I scanned was 2,311 pieces," Young said before loading a 24-foot truck with another big stash. The shipping giant would pick up a projected 34 million packages globally Monday, its most hectic day of the year. But Boscov's Department Stores Inc., the modest family-owned retailer, was showing that you don't need to be big and brawny to muscle into the online market.
November 22, 2013
C HRISTOPHER CERA, 35, of Bella Vista, is founder and chief technology officer of Arcweb. The firm, which started in 2011, operates out of the co-working space Indy Hall in Old City. It builds workflow-, logistics- and operations-software products that streamline business processes. Cera, an Upper Darby native, is also a co-founder of Philly Startup Leaders. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Arcweb? A: It happened by accident. I was consulting and did a lot of founder dating and worked with entrepreneurs.
September 5, 2013 |
A 20-story residential tower planned at the entrance to the popular Schuylkill River Park won final approval Tuesday from the Civic Design Review board, despite concerns that the project could seriously affect pedestrian safety and an adjacent community garden. The unanimous decision cleared the way for developer Carl Dranoff to start construction next fall. Joan Wells, president of the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, said she was disappointed that the review board gave the project a green light, especially after several board members pointed out problems with the design.
July 17, 2012 |
A goose was killed by an amusement-park ride at Six Flags Great Adventure and as spectators watched in horror, according to a published report. The Asbury Park Press says the ill-fated goose landed on the sloped conveyor belt that pulls rafts up to a loading dock of the Congo Rapids ride on Sunday at the Ocean County amusement park. Witness Nicole Cora, 26. of Stonington, Conn., told the newspaper that operators stopped the belt and tried to scare the bird, but it did not budge.