September 21, 1988 |
Plans for a major regional shopping mall that would be anchored by a Neiman Marcus specialty department store were announced yesterday for Plymouth Meeting by Hansen Properties of Horsham and Melvin Simon & Associates, the largest mall manager in the United States. The proposed mall is part of an ambitious $425 million development called the Metroplex at Plymouth Meeting, which would include a 550-room hotel and two 16-story office towers. Its opening is scheduled for September 1990, the anticipated completion date for the Blue Route (Interstate 476)
September 20, 1988 |
A suburban real estate company today said it plans to build a $425 million commercial development of office towers, hotel rooms and upscale stores - including Neiman-Marcus - on land adjacent to the interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Blue Route. The proposed development, which has yet to be approved by state or local governmental agencies, is another clear sign that the Blue Route is having a profound impact on the way the Philadelphia metropolitan region is growing.
February 24, 1996 |
Yesterday, the day before its grand opening, there was something unusual about the Neiman Marcus store in King of Prussia. Sure, the $1,890 navy Armani suit was hung properly and the Chanel boutique was all set up, but there was something missing in the shoe department: the shoes. They were gone to make space for a stage for the musical group The Shirelles and a dance floor for the very well dressed 1,000 people attending the charity gala to benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia last night.
September 11, 1992 |
Franklin Mills, the Northeast Philadelphia outlet center, will add a Neiman Marcus store - the first in the Philadelphia area - and a high-tech entertainment complex, mall officials disclosed yesterday. The new tenants will substantially complete the $300 million mall, which has been struggling to land and retain major tenants since it opened in 1989. "We know what we need to do to finish the project and make it a great one. We're well on the way to doing that," said Kent Digby, senior vice president of management for Western Development Inc., Franklin Mills' Washington developer.
February 25, 1996 |
Neiman Marcus on Friday trotted out the mussels stuffed with black-olive salsa and cumin-rubbed pork kabobs Friday. Nordstrom will return fire Wednesday with papaya-grilled salmon, caviar, carmelized tuna with a ginger glaze, and raisin-peach tartlets. It's the battle of the galas. Back-to-back, black-tie charity soirees are keeping the society set swirling as Philadelphia's two newest department-store retailers pull out all stops to make a splash for their opening week at King of Prussia mall.
October 20, 1994 |
No one had to wear a hard hat or worry about scuffed shoes at this upscale construction event. Instead, a harpist dressed in green velvet played Pachelbel's Canon, tuxedoed waiters poured juice into goblets, and guests sampled quiche. Neiman Marcus held the event yesterday at The Plaza at King of Prussia for its first store in Pennsylvania, a 138,000-square-foot, three-story site that will sell designer clothes, furs, jewelry and feature a cafe. It wasn't a groundbreaking because the ground was already broken.
December 17, 1998 |
Two fleeing suspects abandoned their car on the jammed Schuylkill Expressway yesterday afternoon, ran across lanes of oncoming traffic, and jumped into the chilly waters of the Schuylkill. Three state troopers, believing they were chasing robbers who had fired a gun in the Neiman Marcus store at the King of Prussia mall, jumped in after them. They all waded across the river in chest-deep 42-degree water. There, the action sequence out of The Fugitive ended. More troopers were waiting on the other side, above the Belmont Avenue interchange, and the two men were quickly arrested.
February 21, 1996 |
How many stores have an art curator on the payroll? Neiman Marcus does. You might say it's raising shopping to the level of art. When the new store opens at King of Prussia on Saturday, customers will find a little culture among the designer duds - Warhols and Wegmans hanging out with the Versaces and Valentinos. The new Neiman Marcus, like every other store in the chain, will have its own permanent art collection. Showcased at the mall entrances, displayed on corridor walls - in fact, in prime spots all over the store - will be sculptures, paintings, ethnic textiles, works on paper, 165 pieces of fine art in all, each with a plaque identifying the artist and the title of the work.
February 23, 1996 |
Usually, they have to go in through the service entrance. Instead of walking past the 75-foot clock and under the grand white canopy into the world of Chanel and Armani, Neiman Marcus workers slip through a side door into a room lined with lockers and heating ducts before emerging, expensively dressed and perfectly coiffed, to help customers. But for just one night, they had the whole place to themselves. And they did something they do well. They shopped. Sales clerks and designers, consultants and managers - even the boss, Bill Brobston - ransacked the spanking new store at the King of Prussia Plaza during a three-hour shopping spree Wednesday.
March 17, 1996 |
Once upon a time, a lady carrying a brown paper bag and wearing a housedress, sneakers and a nondescript coat wandered into Neiman Marcus, the legendary Dallas store with a reputation for outrageous luxury. And once upon a time, there was a young man - a salesman, whose daddy (Herbert Marcus) and auntie (Carrie Neiman) founded the company in 1907. The salesman didn't have much to do when the lady in the housedress walked in, so he decided to show her some of the original Rembrandt etchings hanging on the wall.