June 30, 2016 |
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.
May 29, 2016 |
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.
May 12, 2016 |
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.
May 8, 2016 |
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.
May 5, 2016 |
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.
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
April 24, 2016 |
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.
April 21, 2016 |
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.
April 2, 2016 |
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.
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)