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March 28, 2012 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Moorestown Mall's skate park ended a 10-year ride this week to make way for a new 12-theater cineplex that will offer more sedentary thrills. Dan McCollister, owner of the Black Diamond Skatepark, said the wooden ramps and rails were being dismantled and placed in storage Monday until a new location could be found. Plans to relocate to Plymouth Meeting Mall fell through, he said, because the mall's owners, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, decided it would be "too expensive to do the construction" needed for the custom space.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
The Moorestown Township Council has awarded four liquor licenses to the operator of Moorestown Mall for slightly more than $4 million. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) plans to use the licenses, the first awarded in the previously historically dry town, at as-yet-unidentified restaurants expected to open next year. The council voted unanimously Monday to accept the liquor license proposals submitted by PREIT's subsidiaries, Moorestown Beverage I and Moorestown Beverage II. The companies must undergo background checks before the licenses are formally issued in the next month or so, Town Clerk Patricia Hunt said.
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August 13, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 50 years, she has danced in the shadow of her glamorous big sister in Cherry Hill. Suitors with names like Nordstrom and Saks would flirt, only to slip away - sometimes into big sister's arms. But now, the Moorestown Mall has two new beaux. And with suave super chef Marc Vetri on one arm and hip Iron Chef Jose Garces on the other, its owners say the gray-haired maiden of Moorestown is poised to outshine Cherry Hill Mall as a place to "dine, shop, and be seen" in South Jersey.
FOOD
January 10, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, Jan. 8: Craig LaBan: It's been a few weeks since we last spoke and I hope you all had great family celebrations and wonderful meals. I'd love to hear some of your highlight experiences. One of mine was a visit to the Italian Market, where I feasted on fresh tortillas from the Tortilleria San Roman (my vote for best addition to the Market), and also learned of a potential end of a sausage era, as Sonny D'Angelo announced that his family was considering selling the century-old butcher shop.
FOOD
December 11, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Moorestown Mall now has the region's first outpost of Yard House , which offers a staggering 110 beer taps and a pub menu only slightly smaller than most cities' phone book. The Irvine, Calif., chain boasts that it has five miles of individual beer lines encased in stainless steel. Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft, and Brendan Kelly (Memphis Taproom, Local 44, Strangelove's, Coeur) have opened Clarkville (4301 Baltimore Ave., 215-387-4992), a bar across from Clark Park in West Philadelphia, just a few blocks from Local 44. The colorful drop-in serves 11 beers, 5 wines, no bottles, no liquor.
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January 8, 1999 | By Carrie Budoff, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A $20 million to $25 million plan to enlarge the Moorestown Mall by more than 10 percent by adding an upscale department store was unanimously approved last night by the Planning Board. The plan, proposed by the Rouse Co., owner of the 35-year-old mall, calls for rebuilding the Strawbridge's department store and adding South Jersey's first Lord & Taylor. Weather permitting, the work would be completed by Nov. 1, said Michael Bowden, general manager of the mall. The improvements would increase the mall's size from about 980,000 square feet to about 1,070,000 square feet.
NEWS
August 2, 2011 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Moorestown Mall's owners would like to topple the town's 96-year-old ban on selling alcohol, saying the sale of liquor licenses would improve business and also help taxpayers. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Services (PREIT), which also operates the Cherry Hill Mall and other shopping centers in South Jersey and Pennsylvania, filed a petition Friday with the Moorestown Township clerk asking for a referendum on the issue. The company worked with a grass-roots group in town to gather signatures to get the question on November's ballot.
NEWS
November 12, 1986 | By Laura Quinn, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Moorestown Mall is poised for the Christmas season. This week, work crews are rushing to complete a $10 million renovation of the mall in time for a celebration laser show next week. Lasers will fit right in with the new decor at the mall. In an effort to appeal to upscale shoppers, the mall has completely refashioned its 1960s interior. There are porcelain tile floors, mirrored storefronts, towering palm trees, skylights and neon accents. "It's just gorgeous," boasted Joy Antonoplos, marketing director of the mall.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Executives who recently won the right to sell alcohol at Moorestown Mall after a years-long battle are jubilant, and the reason has everything to do with dollars and cents in a world of mall retailing where restaurants are now key to making money. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a Center City-based owner of mid-Atlantic shopping malls, including Cherry Hill, Plymouth Meeting, and Willow Grove Park, lobbied heavily for last week's referendum eliminating Moorestown's century-old ban on alcohol sales.
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July 11, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Danielle Williams has the eye of a tigress. A regular at a CKO Kickboxing studio in North Brunswick, N.J., and one that opened just over a year ago in Yardley, Pa., she's lost 40 pounds punching a bag. "I come here after work to de-stress," said the 32-year-old college financial-aid adviser from Florence, N.J. Williams has lots of muscle-flexing company. Mini-fitness centers, such as CKO (Club Knock Out), SoulCycle, and Orange Theory, among others, are popping up throughout the suburbs and often at your local shopping center.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A Cherry Hill woman and a teenager were arrested Tuesday for allegedly shooting paintballs at cars at the Moorestown Mall, police reported. Lila Marks, 28, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief, according to police. The 16-year-old was charged as a juvenile with criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a weapon. Two other juveniles were not charged, Moorestown Police Chief Lee Lieber said. Just before midnight, police stopped Marks, who was driving a white Ford pickup truck, after they received complaints of people shooting paintballs at cars in the mall and at other locations in town.
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January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As of Monday morning, Michael Lefkoe already had logged more than 50 miles. "This year, my goal will be 1,200," says the retired Cherry Hill accountant, whose pedometer topped 1,100 in 2015. Lefkoe, 70, is a mall walker. Six days a week, he laces up his New Balance shoes - the black pair one day, the white pair the next - and heads for either Cherry Hill Mall or Moorestown Mall. He refers to the route he walks as a "course. " A grandfather of two, Lefkoe is part of a serendipitous, unorganized, and congenial community of men and women, most of them middle-age or older, who exercise and socialize for free in the early morning, pre-opening quiet of indoor shopping centers such as Cherry Hill and Moorestown.
FOOD
December 11, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Moorestown Mall now has the region's first outpost of Yard House , which offers a staggering 110 beer taps and a pub menu only slightly smaller than most cities' phone book. The Irvine, Calif., chain boasts that it has five miles of individual beer lines encased in stainless steel. Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft, and Brendan Kelly (Memphis Taproom, Local 44, Strangelove's, Coeur) have opened Clarkville (4301 Baltimore Ave., 215-387-4992), a bar across from Clark Park in West Philadelphia, just a few blocks from Local 44. The colorful drop-in serves 11 beers, 5 wines, no bottles, no liquor.
FOOD
November 20, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Food Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: We have a special guest from America's newest future pizza chain: Jeff Benjamin of the Vetri restaurant group (soon to be an Urban Outfitters subsidiary). Why did this happen, Jeff? It's one thing to partner with a big player to franchise the pizzerias, another thing to sell the whole company. Jeff Benjamin: There are many reasons. First and foremost, we have the desire to grow. It's not a secret that the pizzeria is certainly a growth vehicle, but we believe that a few of our other restaurants may be able to be expanded, as well.
FOOD
November 20, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Seasonal eats in Point Breeze Point Breeze, a slice of South Philadelphia that is seeing all sorts of new developments, is now the home of a neo-bistro. A neo-what? Neo-bistros, a thing now in Paris, are gastropubs specializing in seasonal foods. Buckminster's (1200 S. 21st St., 267-928-3440), replacing the shot-and-beer Burg's at 21st and Federal Streets is a snug, casual spot from Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello, who own Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taphouse, Bufad, and Kensington Quarters.
NEWS
November 17, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
You better not cry. You better not pout. And, if you want to see Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall, you better have at least $35. I'm telling you why: To enter the mall's Adventure to Santa holiday display, visitors must choose packages which range in price from $35 to $50 (marked down from $75), according to the mall's website, and include photos or, for the pricier option, video of the visit with Santa. But there's no sitting on Santa's lap without first paying the entrance fee. That's left some parents and children surprised and disappointed.
NEWS
November 16, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two years ago, it seemed that swordfish in grilled figs, rib-eye fiorentino, rabbit casalinga, and apricot tart with tarragon gelato might rescue the struggling Moorestown Mall. Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri had agreed to open one of his acclaimed Italian restaurants, Osteria, in a yet-to-be created corridor of posh shops and restaurants within the mall called Boutique Row. "Be brave," the mall's owner, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), had urged Vetri and his business partner, Jeff Benjamin, the previous year.
FOOD
November 6, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Nov. 3, 2015:   Craig LaBan: In what might come as a shocker to many, the Vetri group announced last week it is closing its Osteria location in the Moorestown Mall, citing other expansion projects on its table with Pizzeria Vetri and Amis (a branch of which is coming to a new development in Devon). The closure, no doubt, comes as a bit of a blow to those who'd hoped the future of mall dining was getting more ambitious.
NEWS
November 1, 2015
A headline in some editions Friday on a story about the closing of the Osteria restaurant at Moorestown Mall misspelled the name of Catelli Duo, the restaurant that will occupy the space.
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