January 6, 1989 |
In June, the Joshua Slocum company of Manayunk trumpeted a successful turnaround, calling it the "Miracle of Manayunk. " But seven months later Slocum is calling it quits, saying sales at its Sparrs and Post Horn women's specialty stores have been so slow it is unable to cover operating costs. Today, the remaining 18 Sparrs and Post Horn stores are reopening under the management of a company that at a bankruptcy auction on Wednesday bought the rights to liquidate the inventory.
November 3, 1996 |
Perched high on the hill that bicyclists love to hate, BLT's Cobblefish is what guidebooks call a destination restaurant. What that means is that, unless you're shopping for a case of Bud Light (the restaurant's nearest neighbor is a beer distributor), you don't stumble on the place accidentally. You deliberately drive up and away from Manayunk's trendy-to-the-max Main Street. You look for the BLT's Cobblefish sign. You park at a cost of $2 in the restaurant's cobble-bumpy courtyard.
January 12, 2015 |
YOU'D HAVE THOUGHT that a head of state was being mourned in Manayunk this past week. A thousand people descended upon St. John the Baptist Church on Thursday evening to pay respects to the family of Shane Montgomery during a four-hour viewing that went into overtime to accommodate the grieving. Police, who had to direct heavy traffic around the majestic Rector Street church, were back in action yesterday morning to manage the hordes attending the second viewing for Shane at 9 a.m., followed by Mass.
July 13, 2010 |
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, the lobby of the United Artists Main Street 6 in Manayunk is crowded with young professionals, giggling teens, and parents with kids in tow. They don't come for a double feature or a sneak preview. They come to worship God. After grabbing a cup of orange juice, a bagel and a Bible, visitors make their way into the dim theater. As the service begins, hands are raised to the ceiling, the racially diverse crowd sways back and forth, and voices fill the room, singing to the accompaniment of a live band, following lyrics flashed on the giant screen.
June 26, 2011 |
The armed bandit bound Victor Ostroff's hands and feet with plastic zip ties, did the same to Ostroff's assistant, and ordered the pair to lie on their stomachs in the back room. He took the videotape from the security camera, crippling the screen showing the sales floor. "We're here for a robbery. Don't make us do anything - we're here for a robbery. " It was 10:50 on a weekday morning in late March, and Ostroff, 57, was a hostage in his small store. For 112 years, A.I. Poland Jewelers had occupied this spot on Main Street in Manayunk, and the four-generation family business had never said uncle.
May 17, 2012 |
Water-main break snarls traffic in Manayunk A water-main break Wednesday afternoon caused basement flooding in nine businesses and snarled traffic in Manayunk. An eight-inch water main ruptured about 3:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Main Street, said Philadelphia Water Department spokeswoman Laura Copeland. Crews eventually shut off the water, leading to a halt of water service for more than 20 businesses. The 4400 block of Main also was closed to traffic. The department expected to restore service Wednesday night, Copeland said.
January 27, 2000 |
It seemed too risky to let GOP convention business go to chance. "We've attended several meetings, breakfasts, dinners, etc.,. . .and we were never given any specifics on how do you go about getting the business," said Eldred Hall, director of operations for Main Street Restaurants, in Manayunk. So, they decided to go about getting the business for themselves. The restaurant group - a dining dynasty and one of the most formidable businesses in the city - decided to hire a full-time marketing specialist dedicated to luring Republicans up into the hills of Manayunk.
February 11, 2012
Blocks of ice were transformed into images of love along Main Street in Manayunk Saturday. Thousands strolled along the street to watch as master ice sculptors created frozen symbols of "Passion" in honor of Valentine's Day like giraffes, their necks wrapped around each other; cupid sitting on the moon and hands with one placing a ring on the other. The event, the second annual "Manayunk On Ice" Pro Ice Carving Competition and Winter Family Festival, opened with an ice bonfire on Friday and will continue on Sunday with a Master Ice Sculptor Invitational from noon to 3 p.m. Ice-carvers will create original works around the theme of "Obsession.
October 15, 2013 |
A recently launched crowdfunding campaign will give Pennsylvania residents the chance to invest in real estate while challenging the traditional financing model. "It is a whole new generation of development," said Daniel Miller, cofounder of Washington-based Fundrise L.L.C., an online platform that allows individuals to invest as little as $100 in real estate development. With the assistance of Fundrise, developer Shift Capital is hoping to raise $500,000 of the $3 million it needs to rehab the 7,500-square-foot future Manayunk home of the Transfer Station, which will offer retail, office, and event space for paying members to share.