May 17, 2014 |
Plans for a 100-room hotel and a retail complex are in the works for the former Sears building in Upper Darby Township, a key piece in the revitalization of 69th Street, officials announced Thursday. Standing outside the empty building, they said a $7.5 million grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program would help pay for a project that would provide an economic boost for Delaware County's largest municipality. Ashkenazy Acquisition, based in New York City, owns all the buildings in the shopping district along 69th Street.
March 26, 2014 |
Audiences at Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq , written by Pulitzer-winning dramatist Paula Vogel and directed by the Wilma Theater's artistic director Blanka Zizka, will be seeing a version of the classic tale of an isolated soldier returning from battle, one that was first told by Tirso de Molina in the mid-1600s and again by Weimar-era playwright Ödön von Horváth. This Don Juan (played by Keith J. Connallen) comes back to a vivid, time-shifting, dreamscape Philadelphia (imagined by set and light designers Matt Saunders and Thom Weaver)
January 18, 2014 |
In a move that monetizes the real estate value of one of its prime locations, embattled Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday it would carve up and share its King of Prussia mall anchor with retailer Dick's Sporting Goods. Terms of its sublease were not disclosed, nor was a time frame for when Dick's would move in. But Sears said it would continue operating its department store on the first floor of the two-story, 215,000-square-foot anchor at the East Coast's largest shopping mall, and that Dick's would occupy parts of the second level.
August 5, 2013 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Brian Sears has solidified his throne. Driving Royalty For Life, Sears won the 88th edition of the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack after decisively taking first with Bee A Magician in the Hambletonian Oaks earlier in the day. The pair of victories replicated his performance in 2009, when he became the only driver to win both events in the same day. The Massachusetts-born Royalty...
August 2, 2013 |
Under gray skies and drenching rains Thursday morning, construction crews in Camden started to tear away at the facade of the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store, almost two months after demolition started June 5. While much of the rear of the structure on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard now lies in a pile of bricks and steel, the front facade and the side facing Memorial Avenue remained largely intact until Thursday. About 9 a.m., workers from Winzinger Inc. of Hainesport slowly began taking out large chunks of the top of the facade, transforming the front of the building into a skeleton of steel girders.
June 7, 2013 |
The former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden started coming down in pieces Wednesday, 42 years after it closed its doors to shoppers. The work is expected to last eight weeks. On Wednesday, an excavator clawed through the rear, working toward the boulevard. A handful of spectators watched. The civic activists who had called for the building, built in 1927, to be preserved were not present Wednesday morning. For now, the facade of the neoclassical store remains in place, windows and doors boarded up. But soon, it, too, will come down, making way for a redevelopment project by the Campbell Soup Co., whose headquarters is nearby.
March 18, 2013 |
Samuel Moses, 93, of Ivyland, a decorated World War II veteran and career executive with Sears, Roebuck & Co., died Saturday, March 2, of renal failure at home. Born in 1919 in Donora, Pa., to Asa and Mary Moses, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1939 on graduation from Donora High School, where he and future baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial were teammates. Mr. Moses, a gunner and radio operator, was stationed with the 11th Heavy Bombardment Group on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes came roaring over Pearl Harbor.
December 16, 2012
Seymour I. 'Spence' Toll is a Philadelphia lawyer and author Some personal experiences can seize one's spirit so powerfully that they are never forgotten, even if, like me, one is groping through the memory mist of old age. The personal experience I have in mind has been a recurring memory for 68 years. It not only crosses my mind each day, but possesses me for much of every Dec. 16. At dawn on that day in 1944, more than 200,000 German troops, supported by nearly 1,000 tanks, began the Battle of the Bulge.
December 12, 2012 |
Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze today at the landmark Sears building in Camden. The fire in the rear of the vacant commercial building on Admiral Wilson Boulevard was reported shortly before 1 p.m. and under control within 20 minutes, Camden Fire Chief Michael Harper said. No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to an area on the first floor, Harper said. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway. Camden-based Campbell Soup Co. owns the four-acre site and plans to demolish the building to make room for an office park.
October 19, 2012 |
The prolific Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham must be leading a charmed life. In a matter of months, The Outgoing Tide, his funny and searing exploration of dementia and its effect on a family, has been given not one but two terrific productions here. The first was in Center City in the spring, at Philadelphia Theatre Company. The second now plays in Wilmington, where Delaware Theatre Company takes The Outgoing Tide - with its perfect narrative arc, smooth writing, and genuine tone - and runs with it in a production directed by Broadway producer Bud Martin, in his first season as artistic director in Wilmington.