October 9, 2015 |
With the grand opening Tuesday of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Glen Mills, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has completed a trifecta of suburban outpatient centers this year. CHOP spent more than $100 million on the three specialty care and outpatient surgery facilities, including those that opened in King of Prussia during the summer and in Plainsboro, N.J., last winter. The most expensive by far was the 135,000-square-foot facility in King of Prussia, which had a total cost of $65 million.
October 2, 2015 |
THE ALWAYS spirited and forever young Betsey Johnson will be at Lord & Taylor in the King of Prussia Mall (160 N. Gulph Road, KOP) this Saturday to promote her first-ever line of kids' clothing, Betsey Johnson Kidswear. Fashion fanatics can meet Johnson from 2 to 3 p.m., with celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse . "I do personal appearances throughout the year with Micah. We go all over the country, and I love that personal connection with my fans. It is very important to me," Johnson said.
September 16, 2015 |
Shank for chef knife According to Williams-Sonoma public relations, "lifestyle expert" and ex-con Martha Stewart will be at the King of Prussia Mall on Thursday to promote her new cookbook. The media mogul will be signing copies of Martha Stewart's Appetizers at the KOP Williams-Sonoma store from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased online. Marky Mark joins the Papal lineup STOP THE PRESSES. Dirk Diggler, I mean Mark Wahlberg , will host the Festival of Families at the World Meeting of Families at the end of next week.
July 1, 2015 |
The final steel beam for the shell of a massive new corridor housing dozens of new stores and restaurants and connecting the Plaza and the Court at King of Prussia Mall will be erected Tuesday. The 170,000-square-foot retail extension is part of an expansion that began a year ago to add 50 retailers, including nearly two dozen luxury brands, more restaurants, and a dining pavilion. The two-year project is set for completion in the fall of 2016. The enlarged mall, already the second-largest in the country, will cover almost three million square feet, with 450 stores and restaurants.
June 18, 2015 |
Steven wanted to replicate the best parts of his childhood in Ukraine - weekend jaunts to the circus and the zoo, summer vacations in a town on the Black Sea. Alina wanted to fill the missing link from her own upbringing in Russia: the absent father, who vanished from her life after her parents' divorce. In 2011, when the two met through a mutual friend, Steven was a divorced father of two. Alina was drawn to his magnetism and dauntless ambition - he's considered the best-networked person on LinkedIn, with 60,000 direct connections - but even more by his persistence as he struggled through custody disputes with his ex-wife.
May 14, 2015 |
Ruth H. Loudon, 97, of Norristown, a banker so successful that she was coaxed out of retirement at age 74 to help build a local business, died Thursday, May 7, at home. Mrs. Loudon had put in a normal five-hour day Thursday at Systems Solution Inc. in King of Prussia, where she began work in 1992 after a long career in banking. She was found reclining in her favorite chair. Her death was due to heart failure. Mrs. Loudon's assignment at Systems Solution was to apply her years of experience, old-school work ethic, and patience to the task of expanding the business from just four workers to a company with 70 employees operating in a multitude of states.
March 23, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Mention West Whiteland Township, and people outside Chester County are more than likely to draw a blank than a map. Adding the word Exton usually clears up the confusion, but that, Keller Williams Real Estate agent David Ashe says, means they know the mall or a highway exit. Exton is just the better-known piece of the much larger township, which began a yearlong celebration of its 250th anniversary on Feb. 26, with events scheduled throughout 2015.
March 23, 2015 |
As SEPTA moves further down the line in planning a rail extension to King of Prussia, there are a few things we know - and many more that we don't. Among the decisions so far: It will be a spur off the Norristown High-Speed Rail Line. The entire five-mile route will be on an elevated concrete track. It will stop at the King of Prussia Mall, end at the Valley Forge Casino and Convention Center, and include two to four stops along the way. But transit planners, township officials, and business groups are still studying some of the most crucial details, including which of five proposed routes would get the most ridership, how much each route would cost, and how each would affect noise, traffic, and other environmental conditions.
December 5, 2014 |
New Bridgeport dining spot Something new and dramatic in sleepy little Bridgeport, across the Schuylkill from Norristown: Taphouse 23 (266 E. Fourth St., Bridgeport, 610-277-2323 ), which two weeks ago replaced a series of corner bars, most recently the Point. It's the pet project of local businessman Gary Johnson of Tube Methods, who after buying the joint realized that it needed more than a coat of paint. A top-to-bottom redo yielded dining areas off the two-sided bar as well as the roomy second floor, clad in wood with glass.
November 24, 2014 |
Garland and Christmas ornaments trim the outdoor walkway from the Court to the Plaza at the King of Prussia Mall, but the decor barely earned a glance from chilly shoppers Friday. Whether clutching hot coffee or with hands jammed into pockets, most walked too quickly to notice the crane and construction crew or the artist's rendering of the indoor heated connector that could open in 2016, along with space for 50 more stores and restaurants. "That would be awesome," Alyssa Wert of Allentown said as she, her sister, and a friend dashed through the cold.