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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.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
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...
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
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.
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
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
February 17, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
Scott Morrison, 54, who helped create some of the Main Line's most popular restaurants and more recently co-owned two popular restaurants in Wilmington, died over the weekend at his home in Newtown Square. Mr. Morrison was found in his bed Sunday morning, Feb. 14. The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday said it had not determined the cause of death. Mr. Morrison was raising his daughters - now teenagers - after his wife's death four years ago from breast cancer.
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
August 7, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 9, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member waived his preliminary hearing Thursday, setting the stage for an eventual plea agreement. Charles Robinson, 60, left the court wearing his jacket hood pulled down over his face, and swatted at, and damaged, a news photographer's camera before driving off. The waiver spared the victim, who was at the court, from testifying. Robinson, of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, is charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child.
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April 28, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
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...
BUSINESS
April 8, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Following a successful drive in 2014 to fund the start of her Wild Mantle line of winter hooded scarves, Main Line entrepreneur Avi Loren Fox is launching another Kickstarter campaign Thursday to support a new line of hooded covers for warm weather. Fox, 29, a Narberth native who is Wild Mantle's CEO and designer, is looking to raise $44,000 to release a summer collection. She raised $39,827 in 2014 from 300 backers. The current campaign will kick off at 4:44 p.m. Thursday. "44 is my lucky number," Fox explained in an email.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
Devon Yard, the splashy - and beleaguered - Chester County project promising to bring Urban Outfitters and Vetri restaurants to the Main Line, cleared one hurdle Wednesday night and now goes to the township despite opposition from some residents who packed Wednesday night's meeting of the Easttown Township Planning Commission. After a long hearing that included testimony from some of the 100 residents in attendance, the commission unanimously endorsed the zoning changes the developer will need to build the shopping center and luxury apartment complex.
SPORTS
April 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
HOUSTON - To everyone else, this is Ryan Arcidiacono's team. But everyone on the team knows that they have two senior captains. And that this journey has belonged just as much to the other one. And Arch would be the first to set the record straight. Even if he's the guy getting way more of the media attention in the locker room. "That's cool with me," fourth-year center Daniel Ochefu said with a smile in front of his stall, where a lot fewer people were gathered. "You can't see him (through the crowd)
NEWS
April 1, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Within two minutes of Villanova's men's basketball victory over Kansas on Saturday night, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue received 280 text messages from alumni and other excited fans, looking forward to the Final Four. "Houston, here we come. " "God bless you and the entire Nova community. " "How can I get tickets?" The Villanova University president couldn't answer right away. He was busy hugging team cocaptain Ryan Arcidiacono, a moment captured on national television. For Donohue, in his 10th year as president, it was another capstone moment in an exhilarating year for the Catholic school on the Main Line.
NEWS
March 13, 2016
On March 5, the Fox Chase Cancer Center board of associates, Main Line chapter, hosted its Night for the Fight at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. The group of more than 600 volunteers supports patient care and cancer research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. More than 180 attended the Main Line chapter's event, which included dinner, dancing to the band Slippery, and a silent auction. Along with the fun, more than $50,000 was raised to support research and patient care.  
BUSINESS
March 10, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Everybody is a star, has a vital story to tell and preserve on video, says Jan Dickler and his longtime business partner and wife, Susan Cohen-Dickler. It might be about how you first fell in love. Came out. Survived combat. Bonded with a beloved pet. Built a business. And did it . . . your way. Now with the couple's Gladwyn-based start-up PersonalCast Studios, the Dicklers, veterans of early reality TV shows, are offering the means to share those memories in a thoroughly modern stream-cast digital fashion.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 11,000 Main Line Health employees fell victim to a "spear phishing" scam last month that exposed key personal information, including birth dates and social security numbers, the health system said Wednesday. On Feb. 16, a Main Line employee responded to an email believed to be a legitimate request for Main Line employees' information, which also included names, addresses, and salaries, Main Line said. No patient information was released, said Main Line, which learned of the incident Tuesday.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
It's a study in community theater. On the stage of Temple Adath Israel's auditorium in Merion Station, several actors are going through their paces. Others wait for their scenes to be called, and a rolling rack of costumes is making the rounds. Prompters toss out lines as needed. It's a Sunday afternoon rehearsal for Guys and Dolls . Lisa Litman looks on. She's the director. She also plays Adelaide, the female lead in the show, which won the Tony for best musical when it debuted on Broadway in 1950, with songs like "A Bushel and a Peck," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.
NEWS
February 20, 2016
A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Radnor Township that led to lockdowns at Radnor High School and Cabrini College was taken into custody on Wednesday in Georgia, police said Thursday. Kenneth N. Jones, 31, who on Dec. 17 allegedly held up two men working on Pine Tree Road and stole an undetermined amount of cash, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service. The township had offered a $7,500 reward for information leading to Jones' arrest and conviction. Jones, who has Philadelphia addresses, was also wanted for similar offenses in Montgomery County.
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