May 15, 1988 |
Plans for New Garden Plaza, a proposed 76,700-square-foot shopping center between Old Route 1 North and South on Scarlett Road, have received a favorable review from the New Garden supervisors. A decision on whether to approve construction of the 8-acre shopping plaza is expected to come at the June 6 supervisors' meeting pending a favorable review by the Chester County Planning Commission and the township's engineering firm, GEO Technical Services of Harrisburg. The township Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval subject to favorable comments by the county Planning Commission.
January 9, 2011 |
For ages it's been a short, dirty stretch of concrete, a wide spot in the road where 10th Street crosses the Vine Expressway. It's served mostly as a bed for the homeless and a dump for beer cans. No more. Today, a giant, granite foo dog guards each end of the property - transformed into an open, brightly lit plaza complete with benches and tables. The makeover was designed to turn a no-man's land into a welcoming connector, helping to join Chinatown to the fast-growing neighborhood that constitutes "Chinatown North.
May 5, 2011 |
Philadelphia can rest easier tonight: Two giant stone guardians are now on watch. The seven-ton Chinese lions, stationed at opposite ends of a renovated 10th Street Plaza, were awakened during Buddhist rites performed on Wednesday, as nearly 70 people gathered to dedicate a reclaimed section of Chinatown. Community members, police and fire commanders, school children, city officials, and businesspeople joined leaders of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. to cut a ribbon at the plaza, where 10th Street crosses the Vine Street Expressway.
January 17, 1990 |
An estimated $3 million renovation project for the Woodcrest Shopping Center received preliminary approval last night from the Cherry Hill Planning Board. The proposal, part of the new owner's efforts to increase the income and aesthetics of the 1950s-style plaza, would add 30,000 square feet to the 900,000-square-foot retail area. Former Cherry Hill tax collector Joseph Zerbo and Alan Wechsler, who bought the property last year, also plan to revamp the parking surrounding the center at the corner of Haddonfield-Berlin Road and Browning Lane.
October 5, 2011 |
Occupy Philadelphia starts Thursday at 9 a.m. The place: the Plaza around City Hall. That was the decision this evening of a standing-room-only crowd at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Center City. The Philadelphia group wants to echo the Occupy Wall Street protest that started Sept. 17 in Manhattan and has spread coast to coast. The protests are coalescing around the feeling that conditions are worsening for most Americans while the financial powers at the center of the financial meltdown that brought the economy to its knees three years ago have not been held accountable.
November 10, 1993 |
The Plaza at King of Prussia, which sold bell bottoms and platform shoes in its first incarnation, has redone its 1960s look and tomorrow will unveil the first phase of a $163 million renovation and expansion. The Plaza, which opened 30 years ago, is one of the region's oldest shopping complexes. By the 1980s it had grown worn and was dramatically outdone by its flashier, upscale neighbor, The Court. After 10 months and $38 million of construction, The Plaza has added a second level of small specialty stores to two wings, and new interior courts at the entrance to the three existing department stores.
June 12, 1996 |
If you've walked through the plaza of the Municipal Services Building at 15th Street and Kennedy Boulevard during the last two weeks, you probably noticed that it looks as though Gulliver has come to town and dropped his toys. The plaza has been transformed into a giant game board. Colorful chessmen, checkers, dominoes, bingo chips and board-game pieces have been scattered about the plaza. The pieces make up an installation called Your Move, by two Los Angeles artists and an architect.
January 3, 1993 |
At first, they appear to be signs of gloom: storefronts throughout the Plaza at King of Prussia plastered with signs announcing closings, relocations and major markdowns. What they actually signify is the next stage of the mall's major renovation and expansion project. Forty of the plaza's 225 stores will be relocating within the Plaza or moving out to make way for renovations over the next six months, said Kristen Moore, public-relations manager for the Court and Plaza at King of Prussia.
October 5, 2002
As residents of Philadelphia's Grays Ferry neighborhood cut across the vacant lot at 29th and Wharton Streets, they no longer have to wade through knee-depth weeds or dodge trash and discarded tires. Now, they can stroll down earthen paths dotted with mosaics created by neighborhood children. They can admire a bed of ornamental grasses and hardy perennials or rest under newly planted birch trees. Finally, they have a fitting plaza to contemplate "Peace Wall," a mural painted three years ago to help the Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood heal from the racial conflict of the late 1990s.
November 15, 1992 |
Construction will begin this month on a Wal-Mart discount store and several smaller stores at the Liberty Square plaza on Route 541 in one of the township's latest efforts to build its business and population base. Wal-Mart will be the centerpiece of the 321,618-square-foot plaza, now anchored by Bradlees and an Ultra IGA supermarket, said Janet Label-Faso, spokeswoman for National Realty & Development Corp. in Purchase, N.Y. It would be the fourth discount chain to open or plan to open in New Jersey in a year.