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May 1, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 4, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who's going to live in all those new Main Line apartments? Hospital workers, college students - and Philadelphia residents who want to enroll their children in Lower Merion public schools, says Steven Rock , senior vice president at New York-based Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Rock has arranged $23.5 million in financing for Cross Properties (that's David Blumenfeld and Kevin Michals ) to build 132 apartments, plus medical offices, at the former Baptist seminary on Lancaster Avenue near Lankenau Hospital . That's one of several apartment projects picking up planning, zoning, and financing approvals in Lower Merion.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
As she loaded groceries into the back of her car last Friday morning, Melissa Rudolph said she would not particularly miss the parking lot - or negotiating the aisles - at the Whole Foods store in Wynnewood. "This parking lot is tiny, and the store is cramped," said Rudolph, 28, of Conshohocken. After two decades at that location in Lower Merion Township, the grocery chain is preparing to move into a store nearly three times as large - and just around the corner on Lancaster Avenue.
FOOD
October 6, 2011 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former tennis coach at a Main Line girls' school pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges for sending suggestive texts to a 15-year-old player on his team in 2013. Charles Meredith, 54, coached the girl for about two years at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic college preparatory school in Radnor Township. Meredith was fired from the school in October 2013 and arrested that December after an investigation by police from Delaware County and Radnor and Lower Merion Townships.
REAL_ESTATE
November 11, 2013 | By Alison Burdo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remodeling kitchens, renovating bathrooms, and replacing windows have accounted for the bulk of contractor David W. Goodwin & Son Inc.'s work for the last two years. But when one Main Line family decided they would expand their house rather than move, the Realtor's loss was the builder's gain. "About a year ago, we started thinking this house wasn't functioning for us the way we needed it to," homeowner Stacy Clemson said. Clemson, 41, and her husband of 15 years, Brian, lacked closet space in their master bedroom and barely used the family room in their 3,000-square-foot house.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 61-year-old Main Line woman has been charged with selling heroin after a months-long undercover investigation by police, officials said Wednesday. Lynne C. Twaddle of the 400 block of Pugh Road in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 25 counts of possession, possession with intent to deliver, and related offenses. The arrest came after a four-month investigation that resulted from a tip, township police said. Police said they recovered about 250 baggies of heroin from Twaddle.
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August 20, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Tricia Thurm describes it as "a midlife crisis. " Seriously, husband Arthur says, buying an 1841 fieldstone manor house in Upper Makefield nine years ago from the Heritage Conservancy in Doylestown satisfied a need "for a little more green space" and "room for the dogs. " The Thurms traded a house they built in Cherry Hill and lived in for 25 years for a long-vacant dwelling that needed work. They restored the exterior, redid the kitchen with high-end touches nine years ago, and carved a wine cellar from a well house.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
As she loaded groceries into the back of her car last Friday morning, Melissa Rudolph said she would not particularly miss the parking lot - or negotiating the aisles - at the Whole Foods store in Wynnewood. "This parking lot is tiny, and the store is cramped," said Rudolph, 28, of Conshohocken. After two decades at that location in Lower Merion Township, the grocery chain is preparing to move into a store nearly three times as large - and just around the corner on Lancaster Avenue.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the day 70 years ago that an atomic bomb killed more than 100,000 Japanese and shocked the world, an obscure war-related incident in the woods of Oregon claimed the life of Pfc. Malvin L. Brown, a paratrooper from the Main Line. Brown's death was entangled in one of the stranger sagas in the history of warfare, involving the Japanese; a discovery that forever changed aviation and meteorology; and racial discrimination in his homeland. But so little was known about him that decades later, when members of Brown's unit - the storied 555th Parachute Infantry, the Triple Nickles - and the allied National Smoke jumpers Association wanted to place a marker on his grave, they didn't know where it was. After an article mentioning Brown appeared in The Inquirer, an association member, Fred Donner, sought help in locating the grave, and it was identified last year at Mount Calvary Cemetery, just outside Baltimore.
NEWS
July 25, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
From her Main Line house, near an elementary school, a 61-year-old woman sold heroin to undercover officers, according to police. Investigators said Thursday that they were working to identify others who might have purchased the drug from Lynne C. Twaddle of Wayne. Twaddle was arrested Tuesday at her home in the 400 block of Pugh Road in Tredyffrin Township. The house, where she lives with her husband, is set back from the road and is on 1.7 acres of wooded property, just 150 feet from the access road that leads to New Eagle Elementary School.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 61-year-old Main Line woman has been charged with selling heroin after a months-long undercover investigation by police, officials said Wednesday. Lynne C. Twaddle of the 400 block of Pugh Road in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 25 counts of possession, possession with intent to deliver, and related offenses. The arrest came after a four-month investigation that resulted from a tip, township police said. Police said they recovered about 250 baggies of heroin from Twaddle.
REAL_ESTATE
June 29, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. They call it the "Beep-Beep Tunnel," and when you come across it as you make your way through Glenolden Park on your walk to MacDade Boulevard, you'll immediately know why. On either side of the one-lane tunnel that takes West Knowles Avenue under the CSX rail bed, motorists must stop and honk their horns to determine that no cars are starting in...
BUSINESS
June 25, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Skirt, a fashion institution on the Main Line where shoppers have their own stylists to pick pieces and recommend trends, is opening on Rittenhouse Square in late August. The boutique selling women's apparel, jewelry, and shoes opened in Bryn Mawr in December 2001, and has built a loyal following. Owner Maureen Doron is hoping many of those who grew up with her on the Main Line and now are raising families or working in Center City will shop at her new store at 212 S. 17th St. "It's been a long time coming," said Doron, who also operates a Skirt boutique in Stone Harbor, N.J., from Memorial Day to Labor Day. "I have been looking for spaces at Rittenhouse for several years.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former tennis coach at a Main Line girls' school pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges for sending suggestive texts to a 15-year-old player on his team in 2013. Charles Meredith, 54, coached the girl for about two years at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic college preparatory school in Radnor Township. Meredith was fired from the school in October 2013 and arrested that December after an investigation by police from Delaware County and Radnor and Lower Merion Townships.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | David Gambacorta, Daily News Staff Writer
JIM KENNEY for the win, huh? The former city councilman's historic landslide victory yesterday in the Democratic mayoral primary might have seemed inevitable last week, when an independent poll showed him with a staggering 27-point lead over his chief rival, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams. But a Kenney victory wasn't always a sure bet. Why, if you could take a trip in a custom DeLorean back to Feb. 8 - a few days after Kenney officially announced his candidacy - you'd find a Philadelphia magazine story with this headline: "Meet Mayoral Front-Runner Anthony Williams.
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