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October 21, 1988 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Joe Rooney, who has worked at the Sears store on Market Street in Millbourne since 1945, will be among the employees who will be transferred to Sears' new store on 69th Street near Walnut in Upper Darby - the former site of the old Gimbels store. Rooney, of Glenolden, started as a stock boy and now sells major appliances. The new store opens to the public tomorrow - and the old one closes forever.
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May 18, 1994 | INQUIRER FILE PHOTO
A deal was closed yesterday with the Rubin Organization to purchase the 70- year-old Sears administration building, catalog distribution center and former store at Roosevelt Boulevard near Adams Avenue. Rubin executives have said they'll demolish most of those buildings and build a shopping center.
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January 12, 1990 | By Richard Sherwin, New York Daily News
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is softening its "everyday low price" strategy and will have more special promotions to boost sluggish sales, some industry analysts said yesterday. Although the nation's largest retailer says it still is committed to a low- price policy, some analysts note that it already has changed its policy and will be reverting to traditional sales to attract customers. "In this part of the country, Sears forced themselves into a corner and wound up getting blown away again by legitimate discount stores . . . ," said John Cutrone, president of Vertical Marketing Inc., a retail consulting firm based in New York.
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November 1, 1994 | by Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Kevin Haney contributed to this report
The day after a historic implosion brought down the Sears complex, the contractor sternly warned brick souvenir seekers to stay off the demolition site. The piles of debris are very unstable, said Ed Lizak chief engineer for Mercer Wrecking Recycling Corp. of Trenton. "It's like the worst earthquake that ever happens," said Lizak. "You have large voids. If someone is climbing around on the debris, you can create a brick avalanche and someone can get stuck. " Or one of the imploded columns in the debris could give way, unsettling the debris, he said.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1989 | By Andrea Knox, Inquirer Staff Writer
As part of the restructuring of its retailing operations, Sears, Roebuck & Co. said yesterday it would close four catalogue distribution centers, including one in Philadelphia, by mid-1990. At the Philadelphia center, a neo-Gothic hunk that towers over its rowhouse neighbors at Roosevelt Boulevard and Adams Avenue, at least some of the distribution of items ordered from Sears catalogues will be replaced by distribution to retail stores, said company spokesman Guy F. Eberhart. Distribution of catalogue orders now handled in Philadelphia will be shifted to Greensboro, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1992 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
News that the Sears store at 22nd Street and Oregon Avenue will close in January struck a somber note yesterday in South Philadelphia. "I'm really shocked," said a resident who would only identify herself as Dol. "It's a shame. It has been there a long time. " Mike Sullivan, a longtime Sears customer, was in the store yesterday, shopping for a wide-screen television set. "We live in South Philadelphia," he said. "Why go to the suburbs when we could come here? If I lived in the suburbs, I wouldn't go to South Philadelphia and shop.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia shoppers next month will be bombarded with pleas to add another slice of plastic to their wallets. Starting the week of March 17, Sears will be mailing 1 million pre-approved applications to shoppers here, pleading with them to ask for the giant retailer's new Discover credit card. Is this a good deal? At least initially, the card will be accepted at fewer than 10 retailers locally besides Sears. Sears eventually wants Discover to compete with Visa and MasterCard.
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July 13, 1999 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eleven years ago, Sears, Roebuck & Co. left for Upper Darby, a move that cost this tiny borough one-fifth of its tax revenue. Ever since, borough officials lament, the empty Sears building has squatted on one-third of Millbourne's 39 acres, attracting rats, graffiti and vagrants. Now the property's owner, Morris Willner, has taken his first step toward changing that. Willner's company, Grandco Inc., applied last week for a permit to demolish the building, the borough's development coordinator, Joseph R. Artmont Jr., said yesterday.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Sears, Roebuck & Co., fighting a lackluster performance in its retail stores, yesterday said that it might open specialty outlets that don't carry the Sears name and may even compete directly with existing Sears stores. At the company's annual shareholders meeting here, chairman and chief executive officer Edward A. Brennan said the firm is considering a cross- section of specialty businesses. "We may surprise some people with some of the things we're looking at," he said. He declined to offer details.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1986 | By Larry Fish, Inquirer Staff Writer
QVC Network Inc. and Sears, Roebuck & Co. yesterday announced a two-year agreement that gives the fledgling home-shopping service exclusive rights to offer some Sears merchandise for sale to cable-television viewers. QVC, which is based in West Chester, is to begin broadcasting during prime- time hours Nov. 24, offering nonstop sales pitches on 26 cable systems serving five million viewers. The broadcasts are to expand to 24 hours daily in January. Under the agreement announced yesterday, Sears will offer QVC viewers new or special sale merchandise not available through regular Sears stores or catalogues, according to James L. Podany, Sears' director of marketing communication.
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December 7, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Subaru of America plans to move its headquarters from Cherry Hill to Camden, the company said Friday, and set up operations at the site of the former Sears store. The property on Admiral Wilson Boulevard is part of the 45-acre Gateway Office Park and sits near Campbell Soup Co.'s world headquarters. Campbell bought the 13-acre Sears site two years ago with an eye toward development. To make the move, Subaru has requested $118 million in tax credits over the next 10 years from the state Economic Development Authority, which is to consider the application Tuesday among other proposed projects.
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August 16, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Freidheim , a veteran buyout investor ( Investcorp ), brand boss ( Sears ), and investment banker/crisis manager ( Lehman Bros. ), has agreed to move from London to Philadelphia to run CDI Corp ., the engineering and placement firm whose sales top $1 billion a year. "We met with 30 candidates," said Mike Emmi , the former Systems & Computer Technology Corp. chief executive who served on the search committee. "A wide range of backgrounds. But no one quite like Scott.
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May 17, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 26, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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)
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January 18, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 5, 2013 | By Kieran Lynch, For The Inquirer
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...
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August 2, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 7, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 18, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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