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.
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.
August 21, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
August 8, 2015 |
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.
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?
June 19, 2015 |
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.
November 11, 2013 |
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.
July 24, 2015 |
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.