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September 4, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
Janice M. Wildemann, 57, of King of Prussia, died on Aug. 27 while vacationing in Sea Isle City, N.J., with her family. Upon her return from a stroll on the boardwalk, she experienced an asthma attack that resulted in a cardiac arrest, according to a family member. Mrs. Wildemann was raised in Narberth and graduated from Merion Mercy Academy in 1949. She married Leonard Walter Wildemann in 1953. The couple were married for 31 years. He died in 1984. Mrs. Wildemann was a clerk for J.C. Penney in King of Prussia for the last 15 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 collectors are likely to cram Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia this weekend to see what merchandise the 300 dealers expected have hauled in for Renninger's Mid-Winter Classic. Based on previous Renninger shows, that means everything from soup to nuts in the antique and collectible catalogue. The indoor show serves as a cold- weather fix for fans of Renninger's outdoor shows held in Kutztown in spring, summer and fall. This year's outdoor shows - all held Friday and Saturday - are April 24-25, June 26-27 and Sept.
NEWS
February 4, 1993 | By Karen McAllister, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Upper Merion Township will host testing for a bone-marrow-donor program March 13 as part of a national effort to increase the donor pool. The Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation, a co-sponsor of the event, is trying to boost the list of possible donors across the country this year by 200,000, to raise the total to one million, said foundation president Michael Greenberg. Greenberg showed a video to the township supervisors last Thursday detailing the process the donor and recipient must go through.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Valley Forge businessman Vincent Piazza has purchased a King of Prussia office building on an 18-acre site that may be further developed with housing and offices, commercial real estate services firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank said in a release Monday. Piazza purchased the parcel at 1100 First Ave. from Devon Health Services, which has its headquarters there, said NGKF, which is marketing the space to potential tenants. Plans for the property include managing the existing building and exploring the development of a mixed-use project that could include professional or medical offices, homes, shopping and a hotel.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Insurance giant Nationwide Financial will close its mutual fund office in King of Prussia by next January and transfer the 100 positions to the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, a Nationwide spokesman said Friday. Nationwide's King of Prussia employees were told Thursday that they would be given the opportunity to transfer to Columbus, the spokeman said. Nationwide said its mutual fund operation has $60 billion under management. The company established a local presence in 1999, when it teamed with fund executive Paul J. Hondros to start Villanova Capital Management.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The planned rail extension to King of Prussia should create more than $1 billion in local economic activity, spawn more than 5,400 construction-related jobs, and decrease travel time for thousands of commuters, according to a report released Thursday by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The report, which studied the economic benefits of the $1.2 billion project, said SEPTA's expansion of the Norristown High-Speed Line should spur growth in the entire region. "Transit investment has a variety of various spillover effects and generates benefits in many different ways," said Nick Frontino, managing director of strategy and operations for the Economy League.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1991 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
Murata Wiedemann Inc., a Japanese-owned machine-tool manufacturing firm in King of Prussia, is moving to North Carolina - and that could mean pink slips for about 140 employees. The plant, which assembles custom, computerized punch presses from parts manufactured in Japan, is expected to stay open until next spring, when the company's $10 million, 100,000-square-foot plant near Charlotte, N.C., is set to open. Murata of America, a sister company, is near the new manufacturing operation.
NEWS
December 29, 2011
Water was on again, then off again, then on again for residents of 400 units at the Marquis apartments in King of Prussia. After a pump broke on Christmas morning, tenants in three of the five buildings at the complex spent two days without running water. The pump was repaired and water was restored at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, said John Waters, Upper Merion Township chief code enforcement officer. It went off again Wednesday morning but was restored a few hours later, he said. Residents of the affected units were given jugs of drinking water and were allowed to use showers in unoccupied units that had water.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A central Pennsylvania energy company that aspires to become the "Amazon of energy" is expanding its presence in the Philadelphia area with the acquisition of a King of Prussia oil transporter. Shipley Energy, of York, a jack-of-all-trades fuel dealer that markets a broad range of energy products in 13 states, announced that it had acquired Gleba Inc., a bulk-petroleum trucking company that primarily delivers ethanol to fuel terminals for blending into finished gasoline. The price was not disclosed.
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April 21, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
In what will be its largest brand clustering anywhere, Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters Inc. will offer four of its brands next to each other on the same level at the King of Prussia Mall. Its newly leased 40,000-square-foot space is in the mall's Pavilion just across from the namesake Urban Outfitters, and will soon be home to Free People and Anthropologie stores. Meanwhile, a wall inside Urban Outfitters will be knocked down to make room for the company's fourth and newest brand: Pizzeria Vetri, which it acquired in November.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A woman is in custody in the abduction of a baby boy who was taken from the King of Prussia Mall and later found safe after an Amber Alert set off cell phones throughout the region. Her name has not been released yet and no charges have been announced. The infant, Ahsir Simmons, was reunited with his tearful mother more than five hours he was taken from the mall Thursday afternoon. Upper Merion Police Chief Thomas Nolan said the woman befriended the infant's family and spent some time with them in the mall before they went to the food court.
NEWS
March 12, 2016
ISSUE | KING OF PRUSSIA RAIL SPUR Mass transit is best for the community King of Prussia is a direct result of decades of transportation investments allowing easy auto access from every direction. Now this congested tangle of highways - Interstates 76 and 276 and Routes 202 and 422 - is largely built out. It cannot and should not be expanded. Mass transit will be the most efficient way to move people and meet their daily demand for commuting and shopping ("Groans greet KOP rail proposal," Tuesday)
NEWS
March 9, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The slide show image depicted a computer rendering of a sleek train traveling along an elevated rail alongside some houses. Cries of "No!" immediately burst from the audience. "Those are our homes," one person shouted. Monday night, SEPTA gave the public a first chance to comment on the preferred plan for a five-mile rail spur to connect Philadelphia to King of Prussia's thriving businesses. There was heated opposition from some of the 200 people at the meeting at the Radisson Hotel in Valley Forge.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
CSL Behring, King of Prussia, said the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new intravenous treatment, Idelvion, for treating patients with Hemophilia B. The drug is a genetically-engineered albumin fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin to treat Hemophilia B, a rare disease that affects 1 in 25,000 male babies. The treatment, which can be self-administered by patients, will be the first on the market with up to 14-day dosing, the company said.
NEWS
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL Another option to link city and King of Prussia SEPTA wants to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia with an elevated, four-to-five-mile spur running mainly along the Pennsylvania Turnpike ("SEPTA reveals K of P rail plan," Saturday). But there is another option, and it would not disrupt residential neighborhoods and the commercial district along Route 202. Why not extend the former R6 Line, now known as the Manayunk/Norristown Line, farther west?
BUSINESS
March 3, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
The first retailers moving into the massive new corridor linking the Plaza with the Court at King of Prussia Mall received their leases from the mall owner Tuesday. The development marks the latest step in the mall's most significant expansion in nearly four years. Two luxury brands - the shoe retailer Jimmy Choo, made famous by the TV show Sex and the City , and the women's apparel and accessories designer Diane von Furstenberg - recently announced they would open in the corridor later this year, adding to the mall's luster.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
SEPTA on Friday unveiled its preferred plan to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia: an elevated spur that would run four to five miles, mainly along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. With an estimated pricetag of $1.1 billion, the spur off the Norristown High Speed Line could be operational by 2023, officials said. It would carry 8,500 passengers daily to five stops, including one inside the King of Prussia Mall. The goal is loftier: to finally connect Philadelphia via rail to a business and commercial hub among the largest of its kind in the country.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Valley Forge businessman Vincent Piazza has purchased a King of Prussia office building on an 18-acre site that may be further developed with housing and offices, commercial real estate services firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank said in a release Monday. Piazza purchased the parcel at 1100 First Ave. from Devon Health Services, which has its headquarters there, said NGKF, which is marketing the space to potential tenants. Plans for the property include managing the existing building and exploring the development of a mixed-use project that could include professional or medical offices, homes, shopping and a hotel.
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
AmeriGas Propane L.L.C. has signed a 10-year lease for 34,135 square feet at the Parkview office building in King of Prussia, building owner Keystone Property Group said in a release. King of Prussia-based AmeriGas will move into the building at 1150 First Ave. in the coming months to expand its operations, Keystone said. The Parkview building is attached to the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge and the Valley Forge Casino Resort. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
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