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April 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Activewear distributor alphabroder has expanded its 400 Market Street sales office by 3,800 square feet, according to Wolf Commercial Real Estate, which represented the Trevose-headquartered company in the lease. The company, which distributes items such as T-shirts and hats for imprinting with logos and other designs, now occupies about 15,800 square feet at the Center City office building, WCRE said in a release. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the District Attorney's Office to let lawyers for the owner of the Center City building in the deadly 2013 collapse examine the cellphone and camera of a city building inspector who killed himself days after the tragedy. Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein gave the prosecutor's office 15 days to deliver the cellphone and a camera that belonged to Ronald Wagenhoffer, the Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector assigned to monitor demolition of several buildings in the 2100 block of Market Street.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld has moved its Center City operations from 1700 Market Street to larger offices at Two Logan Square to accommodate increasing demand, the Conshohocken-based law firm said Thursday. The firm relocated at the beginning of March to a 7,800-square-foot space at the new location, for which it has a lease of roughly six years, executive partner Neil Cooper said. Its previous Center City operations occupied 3,700 square feet. The firm opened its satellite at 1700 Market on a temporary basis in 2014 to "test the waters" in Center City, but quickly outgrew the space, Cooper said.
NEWS
March 31, 2016
A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Philadelphia, police said. The victim was standing on the sidewalk on the 5100 block of Market Street with about four other men when one man in the group pulled out a gun and fired multiple times at the victim, hitting him twice, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Walker said the victim was shot once in the left thigh and once in the left rib-cage area. He said police took the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery and was in stable condition.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Environmental and geotechnical consulting firm GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has moved its Philadelphia-area operations from Fort Washington to bigger office space in Center City. The Norwood, Mass.-headquartered company is to lease about 4,600 square feet for its 10-member regional staff at the 1515 Market Street office building, the company said Friday on its website. The move allows for anticipated future growth and boosted headcount and provides "staff an opportunity to be part of the broader business community," GZA GeoEnvironmental said.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are investigating after two men were stabbed overnight in Center City. Philadelphia police said the incident happened on the 900 block of Market Street about 1 a.m. Wednesday. One victim, a 21-year-old man, was stabbed in his neck. The other, a 45-year-old man, was stabbed in his back and rib cage. Both were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition. A man and woman were taken away in handcuffs but there is no word yet on any possible charges.
NEWS
March 1, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Downtown Camden, long regarded as an urban wasteland as soon as the sun goes down, will get two new restaurants this year, as well as a pop-up restaurant on the waterfront, city officials say. Could it be the beginning of a new food scene in Camden? The Newtown Kitchen & Lounge, forced to move from its location on MLK Boulevard last year due to a construction project, will reopen this spring on the 300 block of Market in a bigger space with a liquor license. A few doors away, plans are in the works to open a franchise of Marino's Bistro to Go, a chain of casual Italian eateries started by Collingswood chef Jim Marino.
NEWS
February 25, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
The LOVE is gone. At least, it's gone from what is officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza. Workers moved the plaza's iconic LOVE statue Tuesday morning across the street to the northwest corner of Dilworth Park, where it will stay for the next year while what everyone knows as LOVE Park undergoes a $16.5 million face-lift. LOVE was in the air for a few hours, with workers first hoisting artist Robert Indiana's statue onto a forklift around 8 a.m. It sat there, blocking most of the sidewalk, until close to 10 a.m., as most passersby bustled by unaware, heads down or buried beneath umbrellas to dodge the steady cold rain.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
PMC Property Group plans to redevelop the former Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market St. into a block-wide 22-story office and residential tower, the latest sign that Philadelphia's most aggressive development is shifting west. The company, with real estate investment firm Lubert-Adler, is proposing 450,000 square feet of offices and 350 apartments in a building that uses the former interior design showroom center as its base, PMC executive vice president Jonathan Stavin said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Moves to remake the dilapidated Gallery at Market East into a high-end outlet mall are expected to give area property values a lift. Among the beneficiaries of that boost: the developers behind the Gallery's redevelopment effort. As their proposal for the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia was coming together, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Macerich Co. were quietly buying up property across the street. The acquisition of three buildings on the 1000 block of Market Street shows the developers' bullishness on the area's resurgence, which the $325 million Gallery project aims to fuel.
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