May 1, 2015 |
Suburban Square in Ardmore will lose its Macy's store in January, as part of the retailer's strategy to close stores nationwide in order to cater to the growing number of online shoppers, experts said. The Ardmore center and the location of the Macy's have historical significance. Suburban Square opened in 1928 as one of the first shopping centers in the United States, and likewise had one of the first department-store anchors when Strawbridge & Clothier opened there two years later.
April 28, 2016 |
A historic Main Line inn and a CVS pharmacy might find a way to live together after all. Chester County preservationists and residents who have been fighting to save the Old Covered Wagon Inn in Strafford scored a victory last week when a developer produced revised plans for the drug store that call for accommodating the 18th-century structure rather than razing it. Summit Realty, an Ambler-based developer, submitted the new proposal to Tredyffrin...
January 8, 2016 |
A 60-year-old Main Line man has been charged with sexually abusing a family member, Radnor Township police said Wednesday. The counts against Charles Robinson of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, included corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child. Robinson posted $10,000 bail, and a hearing is set for Thursday. He was arrested on New Year's Eve, his 60th birthday, as police feared he would flee the area.
August 2, 2013 |
The White Dog Cafe in Wayne, the Main Line location of the well-known restaurant, was heavily damaged Thursday when a two-alarm fire broke out in the kitchen shortly before noon. Firefighters from the surrounding area fought the blaze, which started at 11:45 a.m., amid a heavy downpour, and brought it under control within an hour. The restaurant and offices in the building were evacuated when crews arrived, and no injuries were reported. "Our intent is to make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible and reopen," said Marty Grims, the owner of the restaurant in Radnor Township.
June 11, 2015 |
As a convenience store owner in one of the area's most affluent suburbs, Tariq Mahmood is accustomed to meeting - not minting - millionaires. But his Sunoco APlus store in Wynnewood did just that Monday, selling a Pennsylvania Cash 5 ticket worth $1 million to a 31-year-old West Chester man. The busy store and gas station is on Lancaster Avenue in Lower Merion, the heart of the Main Line. Just as popular as its gas and soda, however, are its lottery machines; Monday's winner was a regular patron and his ticket the third big jackpot sold there in a year.
February 4, 2015 |
Judge Steven T. O'Neill is used to hearing tales of addiction, depression, and cries for help in his Montgomery County drug court. But Monday's scene, with about 50 well-to-do Main Line supporters coming out to speak on behalf of one young defendant, was unusual. Timothy C. Brooks, 19, of Villanova, pleaded guilty in October to five charges as the No. 2 man in a drug ring that sought to corner the market on marijuana sales at Main Line prep schools. The operation was short-lived and its scope was modest in comparison to its extraordinarily high media profile.
October 6, 2011 |
Main Liners are often heard repeating the same sentiment: Why are there no good restaurants where they live? It's not a region that's short on openings. BYOs such as TiraMisu in Berwyn and high-caliber spots like Paramour and Xilantro in Wayne are a few that have opened in recent months. But few seem to make the splash that residents are desperate for. "I personally think the choices out here are horrible," said one Main Line mom, who didn't want to be named. And on every food-loving Main Liner's wish list?
February 17, 2016 |
The Main Line could soon be losing yet another historic landmark and gaining yet another chain drugstore - though not without a fight. This time, past and future are clashing at the busy corner of Lancaster Avenue and Old Eagle School Road in Strafford, Chester County, where a plain-Jane fieldstone building has stood since at least the late 1700s. Once a tavern along the nation's first turnpike, today it houses a high-end furniture showroom. But in its glory years, lasting most of the 20th century, it was the Old Covered Wagon Inn, a Main Line institution and maker of memories.
August 7, 2013 |
Known as the inspiration for The Philadelphia Story , the sublime Ardrossan estate tells a uniquely Main Line tale of high society and jigsaw development. Now, it is at the center of a Main Line real estate drama. Owned for nearly a century by the Montgomery-Scott-Wheeler family, the storied property went on the market six years ago, shortly after the death of Robert Montgomery Scott, longtime president of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and son of Hope Montgomery Scott, the high-society model for Katharine Hepburn's character in the 1940 Oscar-winning movie.
March 29, 2014 |
Dan Maxwell played varsity lacrosse, football, and basketball at Radnor High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He had a great sense of humor, and girls at school had crushes on him. Maxwell graduated in June. In July, he killed himself. The end of his quiet struggle with depression shocked his Main Line community. "At his memorial service, we talked about how we couldn't talk about it when he was sick," said his mother, Laurie Burstein-Maxwell. "His friends didn't know the extent of what was going on, and neither did our friends, because of the stigma.