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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
May 2, 2016
Upper Merion police found the body of a man inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Target store on DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The man, 42 and of Norristown, had been reported missing earlier Saturday, police said. There is "absolutely nothing suspicious" about the circumstances, said Upper Merion Police Lt. Michael Martin, declining to elaborate. Authorities are expected to release more information as it becomes available. - Caitlin McCabe  
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), STAFF REPORT
First CornerStone Bank of King of Prussia was closed Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. To protect customers, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was named receiver, has entered into an agreement with First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co., of Raleigh, N.C., to assume all deposits at First CornerStone's six branches in suburban Philadelphia, which will reopen as First-Citizens branches. Customers should continue to use their current branch and can continue to access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards.
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.
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
May 12, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Einstein Healthcare Network is spending $5.7 million to open an outpatient center in King of Prussia in June, the tax-exempt system said Tuesday. The 30,000 square-foot facilility will offer primary care and specialities, such as orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as outpatient radiology for diagnostic imaging and a satellite of MossRehab. Einstein has hospitals in North Philadelphia, Elkins Park, and East Norriton, Montgomery County. Like other systems, Einstein has been working to expand its reach into the suburbs, where better-insured patients are located.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Newly formed e-commerce technology company Radial is vacating 100,000 square feet of King of Prussia office space owned by Radnor-based Brandywine Realty Trust. Radial, recently formed through the merger of a former eBay unit and global e-commerce company Innotrac, is consolidating staff at 935 First Ave., King of Prussia, which it owns, spokeswoman Amy Christie said Friday. One of the office buildings it will vacate as a result is Brandywine Realty's 630 Allendale Rd., Christie said.
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.
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June 30, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
How do you top Jimmy Choo? You don't. Instead, you bring in more heavy hitters to complement the designer-shoe maven. Like eyewear retailer Oliver Peoples, Italian apparel retailer Bottega Veneta, upscale brand Rag & Bone, and luxury Italian furniture retailer Calligaris. They were all announced on Tuesday as tenants that will be moving into King of Prussia's new corridor, which is due to debut Aug. 18. The 155,000-square-foot corridor is to house 50 new retailers, half of which are considered luxury brands, including those named Tuesday by Simon Property Group's mall division president, David Contis.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in King of Prussia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment. "I couldn't stand being the owner/manager and a customer coming up to me and saying, 'Don, when is that treadmill going to be fixed?' and me trying to get a service manager on the phone. " Finding someone to evaluate a malfunctioning treadmill or elliptical machine and fix it quickly often was as sweat-inducing and tortuous as a 10-mile run uphill.
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Einstein Healthcare Network is spending $5.7 million to open an outpatient center in King of Prussia in June, the tax-exempt system said Tuesday. The 30,000 square-foot facilility will offer primary care and specialities, such as orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as outpatient radiology for diagnostic imaging and a satellite of MossRehab. Einstein has hospitals in North Philadelphia, Elkins Park, and East Norriton, Montgomery County. Like other systems, Einstein has been working to expand its reach into the suburbs, where better-insured patients are located.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), STAFF REPORT
First CornerStone Bank of King of Prussia was closed Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. To protect customers, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was named receiver, has entered into an agreement with First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co., of Raleigh, N.C., to assume all deposits at First CornerStone's six branches in suburban Philadelphia, which will reopen as First-Citizens branches. Customers should continue to use their current branch and can continue to access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia- and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Wurzak Hotel Group and an associated real estate investment firm have acquired the Hyatt Place King of Prussia hotel, the companies said in a release Wednesday. Wurzak development director Jake Wurzak said the price was $13 million. Wurzak and DoveHill Holdings will spend more than $1 million on significant upgrades to the lobby, bar, fitness center, and guest rooms of the 129-room hotel at 440 American Ave., north of the King of Prussia Mall, Wurzak said.
NEWS
May 2, 2016
Upper Merion police found the body of a man inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Target store on DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The man, 42 and of Norristown, had been reported missing earlier Saturday, police said. There is "absolutely nothing suspicious" about the circumstances, said Upper Merion Police Lt. Michael Martin, declining to elaborate. Authorities are expected to release more information as it becomes available. - Caitlin McCabe  
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Newly formed e-commerce technology company Radial is vacating 100,000 square feet of King of Prussia office space owned by Radnor-based Brandywine Realty Trust. Radial, recently formed through the merger of a former eBay unit and global e-commerce company Innotrac, is consolidating staff at 935 First Ave., King of Prussia, which it owns, spokeswoman Amy Christie said Friday. One of the office buildings it will vacate as a result is Brandywine Realty's 630 Allendale Rd., Christie said.
BUSINESS
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)
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