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.
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, 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.
June 19, 2015 |
AND . . . that's a wrap! City Council yesterday held its last voting session before adjourning for summer. During the long session, members gave final approval to a sea of bills and resolutions, with "aye" votes for everything from a new lease between Philadelphia International Airport and the airlines that fly there to the city's $3.9 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2016. Among the top items on Council's agenda was a school-funding package. Council members voted in favor of a wave of tax hikes that would raise $70 million to help rescue the sinking public school district from an estimated $85 million deficit.
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.
August 2, 2007 |
Some were veteran customers, some were tourists or conventioneers, and some just wanted to be there on the day Rick Olivieri cooked his last steak sandwich at Reading Terminal Market. But that day wasn't yesterday and probably won't be today. The stalemate between Olivieri and management of Reading Terminal Market remained yesterday with Olivieri doing a booming first day of business without a lease, and market officials letting him be while starting the legal eviction process and waiting for the next move in Olivieri's lawsuit against them.