February 29, 2008 |
A Philadelphia judge has cleared the way for trial of the long-running lease dispute between Reading Terminal Market managers and steakmaster Rick Olivieri. In a 10-page opinion filed last week, Common Pleas Judge Mark I. Bernstein pared all but one of the 11 counts of the civil lawsuit Olivieri filed last July against the nonprofit Reading Terminal Market Corp., its general manager Paul Steinke, and Ricardo Dunston, chairman of the nonprofit's board of directors. Bernstein also ruled that Olivieri may not seek punitive damages: "Rick's recoverable damages are limited to the amount it reasonably spent to renovate the premises in reliance on the promise of a renewal lease before Rick's learned that its lease would not be renewed.
June 17, 1990 |
Business, they say, is healthy. It might even have picked up a little lately, according to one employee. The location at a busy intersection is "great," according to a company spokesman. Nonetheless, the Acme market that for more than a quarter of a century has been a fixture on the corner of Street and York Roads in Warminster will close Saturday. The inability to renegotiate a new lease has been cited as the official cause of death by both Acme spokesman Walter Rubel and Leonard Cutler, spokesman for Abraham Cutler, the property owner.
July 13, 2007 |
A majority of members of the Reading Terminal Merchants' Association unanimously approved a resolution yesterday supporting a new lease for veteran steak sandwich maker Rick Olivieri. Michael Holahan, interim president of the group representing the 76 merchants in the 104-year-old Center City market, said that more than 50 merchants were represented at the meeting and that the vote supporting the resolution was unanimous. Olivieri, owner of Rick's Philly Steaks, was told by market officials on June 28 that his lease would not be renewed and that he had to leave by July 31. Officials announced that he would be replaced by a South Philadelphia competitor, Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches.
July 13, 1995 |
Work on a deal to keep the Devils in New Jersey adjourned last night with the two sides unable to finalize an agreement on a new lease, a spokesman for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said. "Nothing is done," John Samerjan said about 10:25 p.m. as the meeting was ending. "The people are leaving. We'll continue tomorrow. " Sources told the Associated Press the two sides could announce a deal as early as today. New Jersey Network reported yesterday a "letter of agreement" had been signed between the Stanley Cup champions and the authority, which operates the Meadowlands Arena, where the team plays.
June 25, 1989 |
The Rose Tree Media School District has signed a lease with the Ethel Mason Child Care Development Center that will reduce the number of rooms the day- care facility can rent in the Media Elementary School. And the new lease puts the center's officials on notice that 1989-90 will more than likely be the last year Ethel Mason will be able to rent space in the building. School district officials maintain that they need the space at the elementary school for additional classrooms for students.
January 31, 1990 |
George M. Kozub, 47, was named last week to fill the seat on the Burlington Township Council left vacant three weeks ago by the resignation of Horace Burgess. Burgess will become the township clerk in June after the retirement of Hugh McElwee, who has held the job for 20 years. A 20-year resident of the township, Kozub will serve out the remaining year of Burgess' unexpired term. Kozub has been a member of the township's zoning board since 1975 and the board of assessors since 1985.
May 9, 2012
Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1 minute, 35 seconds into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the host New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington's Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left in the third period. Richards tied it on the first half of the power play with just 7.6 seconds to go, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby.
May 22, 2012 |
In further progress toward a new lease agreement, leaders of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and Kimmel Center Inc. have signed an amendment to their existing lease that reduces the base rent, a Kimmel spokeswoman said. The new terms were not entirely clear; a copy of the amendment was not filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as of Monday evening. Details are expected in the orchestra's forthcoming reorganization plan. According to a statement released by both groups, the deal calls for a reduction in the rent the orchestra pays to the Kimmel, from about $2.5 million to $1.5 million annually.
June 2, 2008 |
The grill will be sizzling as usual today as the lunch line grows at Rick's Original Philly Steaks in Reading Terminal Market. But owner Rick Olivieri's mind will be focused on a different order - one he hopes to get from Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein, his last hope of remaining in the market where his family business has been since 1982. Barring some last-minute development, Bernstein will begin hearing testimony today in the nonjury trial of combined lawsuits that Olivieri filed against market management and that management filed to evict Olivieri.
May 18, 2013 |
Community activists and an interfaith group want Philadelphia City Council to amend a lease agreement between the city and US Airways Group to boost the salary of 1,500 low-wage airport workers and require future hiring for ground-service jobs to come from neighborhoods around Philadelphia International Airport. Several dozen clergy and members of Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild (POWER) held a prayer vigil Thursday outside Mayor Nutter's office demanding that the interests of Philadelphia's dominant airline not be put above the needs of skycaps, aircraft cabin cleaners, and wheelchair attendants, who earn poverty wages from subcontractors with low-bid airline contracts.