November 17, 2015 |
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.
November 16, 2015 |
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.
November 6, 2015 |
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.
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.
July 27, 2015 |
With the hottest part of summer hovering over us like a muggy, style-wrecking cloud, the key to keeping cool is easy dressing. T-shirts are among the simplest options, but when you need to take it up a notch ... The trendlet ... slip into the T-shirt dress. Whether Polo-style or scoop neck, A-line or tank, T-shirt dresses are cute and comfy and fit into whatever fashion story you're trying to tell. Amp up a T-shirt dress with a pair of wedge heels and envelope clutch.
July 24, 2015 |
Peter Hwang and his family, who own Center City's Oh So Good quick-serve, have gone farther up the food chain with SouthGate , a Korean-inspired pub, replacing the landmark Tangier (1801 Lombard St., 215-560-8443). Opening is Thursday after a week of trials. The building was stripped down to its bones for necessary structural repair, yielding a sleek dining room, an open kitchen set behind a glass window, and windows you can now see through. The name suggests Namdaemun, the great south gate of the open-air market in Seoul, and is also a play on the location, bridging Rittenhouse just to the north and South Street at its doorstep.
May 25, 2015 |
After perusing a few boutique stores and getting her hair done at Rizzieri Salon & Spa at Moorestown Mall, Jamie McCulloh-Martin decided to go for dinner at Osteria a few doors down. "I've been here more in the last 1½ years since [Osteria] opened than in all of my 22 years living in Moorestown," said McCulloh-Martin, 50, owner of a physical therapy chain, who ate outdoors with her administrative director, Kelly Casio. "The mall is really changing, and for the better. " In the new mall world order, you can taste Jose Garces' tacos at Moorestown Mall, Bobby Flay's burgers at Cherry Hill Mall, and filet mignon at Morton's - the Steakhouse at King of Prussia Mall.
March 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown Police Department on Thursday backed off its plan to acquire a mine-resistant vehicle from the federal government, citing concerns expressed by residents. It was "more than we really needed," Lt. Lee Lieber said, "as far as its capabilities. " The Inquirer reported Tuesday that the department was interested in obtaining the Navistar MaxxPro Dash through the federal 1033 program, which lends surplus military equipment to police agencies at little cost. The program came into the spotlight last year when police in Ferguson, Mo., responded to violent protests with armored trucks and militarylike weapons after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a police officer.
December 26, 2014 |
It was better to be late than sorry for Daquan Bohannan of North Philadelphia as he braved the rain, bumper-to-bumper mall parking, and throngs of last-minute Christmas shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall on Wednesday. He had a mission: Pick bracelet charms for his mother, Nicole, 41, at Pandora, which by noon was packed to the brim with customers, almost all of them men on the hunt for gifts for mothers, girlfriends, or wives. It became so crowded an employee was stationed at the store entrance, having customers sign a waiting list to get in. "I just remembered yesterday that I had a few last-minute things to get," Bohannan said as he stood behind a jewelry counter, perusing a catalog.
November 25, 2014 |
Stroll Moorestown Mall between the food court and Boscov's department store, and that new clothing store, Erdon, might not catch your eye. Its walls are off-white. Some dresses hang from pipe racks. A few black boots and shoes line the shelves. Just another mall store for teenagers, right? Hardly. Go ahead. Step through Erdon's black-framed glass doors and pluck at a sleeve. This black leather jacket by Ivan Grundahl is $1,228. That black cocktail dress is $690. The tailored denim jeans, by Closed, start at $190.