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August 2, 1992 | By Jeff McGaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Life in the suburbs is getting sweeter. Chester A. Asher Inc., the 100-year-old Philadelphia candy company, consolidated its executive sales and national distribution center in Montgomeryville in June. The sales office had been in Spring House, just down the road. Asher's has a factory at Germantown Avenue and Woodlawn Street in Philadelphia, and another in Lewistown, Pa., formerly the home of Goss Candies, which it purchased in January 1991. The 125-person company produced and sold six million pounds of chocolate in 1991, according to spokeswoman Lauren Kellogg.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | By Ward Allebach, Special to The Inquirer
In the end, compromise proved to be the best resolution to a dispute between Montgomery Township police and American Billiards Inc. Last fall, the police shut down the pool hall's late-night hours. In turn, American Billiards filed suit to get the hours back. The Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors got both parties to agree on a revised ordinance regulating hours that billiard parlors can be open in the township. Approved by a 3-0 vote at the supervisors' Monday night meeting, the local law's chief provision restricts local billiard parlors' hours to 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2013 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A onetime Boscov's department store at Montgomery Mall opens Sunday as a brand-new Wegmans supermarket, a 126,000-square-foot freestanding grocery built from the demolished ruins of the old anchor in Montgomery County. Hordes of shoppers are expected to stroll through the supersize store in North Wales once doors open at 7 a.m., thanks partly to the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's slow pace of opening new locations: Only about three come on line each year, with far fewer in the Philadelphia area.
NEWS
November 13, 1996 | By Douglas Belkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the latest round of a long-running controversy, about 100 residents showed up at a Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night to protest a zoning plan that would enable developers to build a massive shopping mall and apartment complex in a residential area. The development, they charged, would create massive traffic jams, crush property values and diminish quality of life. The supervisors, who approved an initial version of the plan Sept. 30, have maintained that it is a good use of the land.
NEWS
February 19, 1996 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Employees say 11 factory workers have been dismissed from Thomas & Betts Corp., the first of up to 148 layoffs planned by the electronic and electrical components manufacturer. The company would not respond to questions about the cuts. Employees who spoke on condition of anonymity said that 11 people were let go Feb. 7. "They just posted the names up on the board," said one worker. In November, Thomas & Betts filed a notice with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor that up to 148 of its employees in Montgomeryville could lose their jobs by April 19 in a plant closing.
NEWS
August 13, 1995 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Plate glass windows covered with butcher paper. Blank stucco facades where plastic letters once announced shops selling office products and car stereos. Though business isn't slowing in this bustling commercial hub, some businesses are failing. "Space available" placards listing realty company names and phone numbers have sprouted up in shopping centers throughout Montgomery Township. At the same time, many businesses still see gold in Montgomeryville, with developers of commercial space begging to get their projects approved.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Motorists zipping past the old Armstrong house can't see the way its 25- foot-high columns soar to meet the portico, or the way sunlight filters through the canopy of gnarled trees out front, dappling wild grass with hints of daylight. The 200-year-old structure sits at the end of a long gravel driveway that quickly disappears into a shroud of branches and leaves, hiding the building from the people barreling down four lanes of Route 309. They won't know what they missed if workers come sometime in the next year, as expected, to break the house into neat piles of plaster and wood and stone, erasing one more piece of the old village of Montgomeryville.
NEWS
June 18, 1995 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A curve in a road threw a kink into Thomas and Patricia Fahy's lives. The couple has been seeking permission to build eight homes on a few acres near Stump Road since October. It wouldn't have been much of an issue if a number of people hadn't died over the years in crashes involving the sharp bend in the stretch of roadway abutting their property. Until last week, the township wanted the Fahys to fix the curve by widening the road. But the Fahys said it wasn't their responsibility.
NEWS
December 17, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON loft from the gazebo at the Village Shopping Center in Montgomeryville. The North Penn Madrigal Singers performed Monday for shoppers.
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BUSINESS
November 3, 2013 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A onetime Boscov's department store at Montgomery Mall opens Sunday as a brand-new Wegmans supermarket, a 126,000-square-foot freestanding grocery built from the demolished ruins of the old anchor in Montgomery County. Hordes of shoppers are expected to stroll through the supersize store in North Wales once doors open at 7 a.m., thanks partly to the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's slow pace of opening new locations: Only about three come on line each year, with far fewer in the Philadelphia area.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2013 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. said it is taking applications for full-time jobs at its store scheduled to open in November on the grounds of Montgomeryville Mall. Of a total 600 jobs at the new store, 200 will be full-time, Wegmans said. The company will make 500 local hires in all, it said. Applicants for full-time positions may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers , or call 877-934-6267, for more information. Part-time jobs will be filled at a later time, the store said.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a public hearing this morning in Montgomeryville on a House bill that would increase penalties for illegal possession of a firearm. The hearing is being hosted by State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery/Bucks) longtime chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Its purpose is to elicit comment from area citizens and law enforcement officials on the legislation. Scheduled speakers include the bill's sponsor State Rep. Todd Stephens, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, and Mark H. Bergstrom, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission of Sentencing.
NEWS
March 12, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles H. Taylor was having lunch at his Center City eatery with actress Julie Harris when a poignant moment intruded. The pianist on duty realized that Harris had starred in the film East of Eden with the troubled James Dean, who died in 1955, the year the film was released. "He shifted into the music from East of Eden , and she began to cry," Mr. Taylor told an Inquirer interviewer in 1988, suggesting that Harris was comfortable enough to show emotion with him. Though a small lunch place, Taylor's Country Store had its fans, even some marquee names.
NEWS
November 16, 2007 | By Diane Mastrull and Mari Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
They began as two unremarkable suburban moments. In Havertown, a mother with her 7-year-old daughter in tow was just trying to get home from work. In Montgomeryville, two women had just pulled up at a friend's house for a meeting. Then the ordinary turned terrifying. Carjackers stole both vehicles at gunpoint. In Havertown, the mother struggled with her attackers for the gun and, in the process, one man was shot before they got away with her Toyota FJ Cruiser. In Montgomeryville, the driver of the Range Rover did what she was told and just handed over the keys.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Rte. 202 lobby is too little, too late now It is with a wry smile that I begin to digest what promises to be an avalanche of dialogue on the proposed construction of Route 202 from Montgomeryville to Buckingham ("Group lobbies against Rte. 202 bypass plan," April 23). Where have these opponents been for the last 15 years as the small town charms (light traffic, easy parking in Doylestown Borough, plenty of open space, etc.) have disappeared in a massive influx of people to Central Bucks?
BUSINESS
January 12, 2001 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Moyco Technologies Inc., of Montgomeryville, plans to sell its dental-supply business for $17 million to American Securities Capital Partners, L.P., a New York-based private equity investment firm. Moyco Technologies said yesterday that it would focus on expanding its high-tech precision-abrasives business, which manufactures and distributes fine polishing materials for the fiber-optic, semiconductor, lapidary and automotive-parts industries. Fifty employees are based in Montgomeryville.
NEWS
September 12, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Harry E. Cover, 71, of Montgomeryville, a retired executive in the pension and benefits field, died Friday of cancer at the Alterra at Wynnewood personal-care facility in North Wales. He retired in 1996 as vice president of pension and profit-sharing operations for CoreStates Bank. He then served for two years as a consultant to the bank, which merged with First Union Corp. Mr. Cover resided in Gladwyne for 24 years before moving to Montgomeryville 12 years ago. A native of Canton, Ohio, he was reared in Pittsburgh and graduated from Dormont High School.
NEWS
July 6, 2000 | By Robert Sanchez, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ashok Soni laments when he sees one of his Hindu friends' children marry a Christian. He accepts religious beliefs outside of the traditionally flexible Hindu faith, but Soni said too many U.S.-born children of Indian families slip away from their religious roots and develop a nonchalant attitude toward their parents' homeland. So when he sat down with friends more than two years ago to create suburban Philadelphia's second Hindu temple, he had a definite objective: To continue South Asians' assimilation in Southeastern Pennsylvania while keeping culture and Hindu beliefs alive.
NEWS
June 28, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
William S. Kaiser, 71, of Montgomeryville, a former executive for a financial-service company and an area hospital, died Sunday at Doylestown Hospital after an illness. He retired in 1994 as vice president for support services at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, where he had been employed since 1978. Before that, he worked for Dun & Bradstreet Corp., a financial-services company, ultimately becoming vice president of personnel in New York. He moved to Montgomeryville 14 years ago from Lower Makefield Township.
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