February 11, 2014 |
Has the Gallery's time finally come - again? Thirty-seven years after the Center City mall broke new ground in urban retailing, the Market East shopping center is anything but cutting-edge. It is tired, mismatched to its surroundings, and a drag on the wider Center City boom. Its owner, publicly traded Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, has promised to reverse that. Just how and when, however, has been a bit hazy. Now, there is increasing evidence that a critical mass is building and that perhaps, as promised by PREIT chief executive officer Joseph Coradino, a transformative project is near.
August 1, 2007 |
Rick Olivieri left his corner of the Reading Terminal Market yesterday without a lease, at times fighting tears, and promising to be behind the grill at Rick's Philly Steaks when the lunch crowds return today. The predicted end of the long-running drama between Olivieri and management of the historic market came and went, as T.S. Eliot said, not with a bang but a whimper. Olivieri's lawyer had sued to avoid eviction, but, as of late yesterday afternoon, there was no hearing and no court order.
October 5, 1995 |
The honeymoon between the NHL expansion Panthers and South Florida is over, and the relationship may end in divorce. After missing the playoffs in their first two seasons by just one point, the Florida Panthers might be getting ready to pack it up north after this season. Whether it is nearby Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area or Nashville, Tenn., remains to be seen. Everything has changed for one of the NHL's most successful expansion franchises in a few summer months: Coach Roger Neilson was surprisingly let go June 8, and along with him went his much-maligned trapping, defensive style that frustrated opponents.
November 25, 1990 |
The Delaware County Council and the county's Economic Development Oversight Board are looking to attract new business and industry to Delaware County. The oversight board, successor to the county Partnership for Economic Development, and the council met with 25 major employers in the county Monday to discuss ways to maintain existing business and bring new firms into the region. Earlier, the oversight board asked for a proposal from a Philadelphia marketing consultant to update the county's economic-development strategy.
November 9, 1986 |
The Narberth Post Office will be staying put for another six years, at least. The U.S. Postal Service has negotiated a six-year lease with Royal Bank of Pennsylvania, which recently acquired the post office building at 144 N. Narberth Ave., according to Margaret King, public-information officer for the Postal Service's Philadelphia office. "In considering what our needs will be 10 years from now, that building will accommodate us, so we will remain there," said King. The Postal Service, which has been negotiating with the owners since its lease expired in August, hesitated to sign a lease because it was contemplating building a new facility, said King.
April 19, 1991 |
Kevin Allen, the former Eagles No. 1 draft pick who spent 33 months in jail for the Labor Day 1986 rape of a woman on a New Jersey beach, has gotten permission from commissioner Paul Tagliabue to play in the NFL again. Tagliabue informed Allen by letter yesterday that he is free to sign with any NFL club. At least one team, the Cincinnati Bengals, has expressed an interest in the 27-year-old offensive lineman. Allen, the ninth player taken in the 1985 draft, petitioned Tagliabue last April for permission to re-enter the league, but was turned down.
January 30, 1989 |
After a search for new office space, Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, the international management consulting firm, has decided to stay and more than double its space at Centre Square, company officials said. The company now occupies 210,000 square feet on six floors of Centre Square's West Tower. Under its new 15-year lease, Towers Perrin will occupy 485,000 square feet in the East Tower. Towers Perrin will move into space being vacated by the Atlantic Richfield Corp., which is moving to Delaware County.
July 25, 1995 |
What will we remember about Dave Hollins? That he made it back into the starting lineup 18 days after suffering a broken wrist in 1993? That he played baseball the way Lawrence Taylor played third and long? That he was the cleanup hitter on a team that almost won the World Series? Naaaah. This is Philadelphia. So for all the good things Hollins did before the Phillies swapped him to the Red Sox for fellow disappointment Mark Whiten last night, Hollins is destined to be thought of the same way folks think about Von Hayes.
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.
August 20, 1992 |
County Council President Mary Ann Arty said this week that council would not look into a report that the county's data-processing director, John McNichol, also served as a director of a company that had tried to sell computers to the county. McNichol's position as a director of U.S. Election Corp. of West Chester when U.S. Election was trying to sell computers to the county was contained in court documents filed in a federal civil suit brought by MicroVote Corp., an Indiana maker of computerized voting machines.