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November 29, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
In a post-Thanksgiving ritual, throngs of people crowded stores yesterday in the first binge of holiday shopping. At Strawbridge & Clothier's Center City store, Danielle Tippy, 3, of the Northeast, came eye to eye with a display-case doll, above. Santa Claus was handing out reindeer hats at the Gallery; Linda Mrak's niece refused to wear hers, so the Northeast woman donned it herself, at right. But it was Santa himself who held children fascinated, parents in lines and, in his red-suited arms, Jesse Miller, 4, below.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | by Anthony S. Twyman and Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writers
Salt. Pepper. Grass. Green. University City. Shopping. Shopping? Given the West Philadelphia neighborhood's rash of highly publicized crime in recent months - capped by the Halloween stabbing death of Vladimir Sled, a University of Pennsylvania research scientist - shopping may not be the first thing folks think of when they think about University City. But the neighborhood surrounding the Penn campus is full of shops and restaurants. With the holidays coming, Penn and area merchants have announced "Steppin' Out Nites.
NEWS
August 18, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Nightlife Writer
Enter the glass doors and the shopping hormones start bubbling, the heart beat quickens, the thoughts practically scream through slacken jaws and drooling mouths. I want. I want. I want everything I ever wanted. And then some. Welcome to the King of Prussia shopping mall, where just about everything that can be bought in life is sold. All the big name stores are here. Macy's. Bloomies. Wanamaker's. Ann Taylor. Stern's. Brooks Brothers. Conran's. J.C. Penney.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Even though the shop-'til-you-drop lifestyle is rampant in a consumer society, few people would regard shopping for an electricity supplier as their idea of retail therapy. But lately, the state's top utility regulator has been talking about forcing every Pennsylvania electricity customer to do just that: pick from among a possibly bewildering number of power suppliers. Concerned that only about one in five customers in the Philadelphia region has broken away from the Peco Energy Co. mother ship as his or her power supplier, state Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson has suggested the state revamp the rules to make shopping mandatory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1990 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Restaurant Critic
There are few things the Guerrilla Gourmet likes better than dining, and one of them is shopping. So when the new Shops at Liberty Place opened, with its heady array of retail and a food court called the Buffet to boot, the lure was irresistible. Choosing among the 14 stands was not easy. The vendors include Bain's Deli, Bassett's Original Turkey, Chick-fil-A, Everything Yogurt and Sbarro, plus purveyors of sushi, Mexican, gyros, Chinese and cheesesteaks. The best thing to do is wander and pick what looks freshest, which can vary depending on the time of day. Late one weekday afternoon - 4:10 p.m. to be exact - the pizza at Montesini Pizza and Ristorante still looked inviting, even though lunchtime was long past.
NEWS
August 12, 2005 | By Nancy Viau
The TV weather map shows smiling raindrops and a cheery sun peeking out from behind thunderbolts, but that's not what's outside my door. Here at the Shore, it's cloudy and cool; the sun is on vacation. No one is eager to get to the beach, and because the food level in my house drops as fast as the barometric pressure, I use the morning hours to get groceries. Two hundred dollars later, the pantry is stocked, and the lousy weather shows no signs of disappearing. We eat lunch and snack our way through a puzzle, two games of Pictionary, and a 007 movie.
NEWS
December 10, 1992 | By Kathleen Martin Beans, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was an exclusive shopping party of sorts at area Clover stores on Sunday evening. Only senior citizens and people with disabilities were invited. In the Feasterville store, Girl Scouts caroled through the aisles, and singer Dean Garofolo, 27, belted out Christmas tunes over a microphone at the store entrance. Shoppers picked up free cookies, brownies and coffee along with the bargains they put in their carts. The 25 area Clover stores offered a storewide discount of 10 percent to its senior and disabled shoppers and gave them a coupon book with deeper discounts on such items as clothes, watches, jewelry and perfume.
SPORTS
August 6, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The shopping season is over. In the NFL, the days from Feb. 15, when free agency begins, to the first couple of weeks of training camp, in essence, constitute the shopping season. It is a time when teams seek the best talent to serve their needs. This shopping season, the Eagles wanted to upgrade their defensive line, offensive line, special teams, wide receiving corps, defensive backfield and, if possible, linebacker position. Fortified with the best salary-cap situation in the league, they went shopping.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | by Alex Richmond, For the Daily News Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Jenny Martin, owner of Jenny's Vintage in the South Street Antiques Market, offers her RTF shopping list (supplemented with a few trends we spotted from the fall shows earlier this year). Start looking now - stores are stocking for fall. Below-the-knee- or at-the-knee-length skirts. "But not too long," says Martin. A-lines are great, too. A little ruffle, or a lace applique on cardigans or tops. Slits or vents in skirts. "Not too high, or you get trashy," Martin warns.
FOOD
February 28, 1988 | The Inquirer Staff
A quarter of a century after Betty Friedan ignited the feminist movement with The Feminine Mystique, women are still doing almost all the cooking and grocery shopping, according to an extensive survey conducted by the New York Times. Responses from 1,870 people, interviewed by telephone, showed that even though more women are in the work force, have less time at home and have been campaigning to get their husbands to share household chores, they are still the ones who pay attention to how, when, what and where their families eat. Among married couples questioned, only 18 percent of the men said they did the main food shopping for the family.
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July 24, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A joint venture involving Abrams Realty & Development of Elkins Park and Onyx Equities of Woodbridge, N.J., have bought the Penrose Plaza Shopping Center in Southwest Philadelphia from a Korman Commercial Properties subsidiary for $25 million. The new owners plan to expand and remodel the ShopRite supermarket at the 263,000-square-foot shopping center, located in the city's Eastwick section, Abrams managing partner Peter Abrams said Tuesday. Abrams said he also was negotiating with potential new tenants for the former location of a 95,000-square-foot Kmart store there.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Analyzing puff pastry What kind of hatred did chanteuse Ariana Grande express when she said, "I hate Americans" and "I hate America" in a doughnut shop? Surely the 22-year-old meant no harm in the context: She said those words when the store clerk presented her with a newly stocked tray of doughnuts - in other words, 90 million calories' worth of temptation! Surely she said it the way one would say "I hate you" to a waiter piling on mounds of fillets on one's plate? Grande has apologized, saying she was expressing shock at "how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences.
NEWS
June 27, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
The National Park Service is removing all Confederate flag items on sale throughout the federal park system. The action, announced Thursday in the aftermath of the shootings of nine African Americans in Charleston, S.C., applies to merchandise in bookstores and gift shops, said Jonathan B. Jarvis, park service director. "We strive to tell the complete story of America," Jarvis said. "All sales items in parks are evaluated based on educational value and their connection to the park.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the Chicago Blackhawks, it's the Stanley Cup. For the New England Patriots, it was the Super Bowl ring. For Cherry Hill Mall shopper Jennifer Sommers, the moment of glory was the fabulous Michael Kors purse she scored on Memorial Day. Already 35 percent off, the price was slashed another 25 percent in the holiday sale. "It was at least a $300 purse," crowed a triumphant Sommers, 36, a social worker from Northeast Philadelphia. She was back at the mall recently with bags of booty from the semiannual sales at Bath and Body Works - $12.50 body wash for $3.50!
NEWS
June 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 48-inch water main ruptured Thursday afternoon in the city's Nicetown section, flooding a shopping center and forcing the evacuation of customers. The main failed shortly before 3 p.m. in the area in front of Bakers Centre shopping complex at Fox Street and Roberts Avenue, said John DiGiulio of the Philadelphia Water Department. It took about two hours for crews to shut off the valve feeding the main, but by then much of the shopping center and nearby streets had been flooded. Officials at the scene said it was too early to determine what caused the break, the city's second massive water-main failure in five days.
NEWS
June 7, 2015
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NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary and Patricia Marino of Franklin Township have seemingly developed a "dive-in" approach to business - perhaps fitting for a couple who also go by Mr. and Mrs. Penguin. With no relevant experience, the Marinos decided on a whim in the spring of 1995 to buy a struggling roadside ice cream stand on Route 40 in their rural hometown. They renamed it the Purple Penguin and added a full menu, including cheesesteaks and hot dogs. People "thought we were nuts," Patricia Marino, 61, said this week inside the Gloucester County shop.
SPORTS
June 2, 2015 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, For the Daily News
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Anna Nordqvist broke out a calm and collected fist pump after a tap-in for bogey on the 501-yard 18th hole. The modest celebration yesterday would not have led the casual observer to believe that she had won a golf tournament. But with the tap-in, she clinched the 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic title, her fifth on the LPGA Tour and her first since March 2014. Her overall score of 8-under 205 bested the field by one stroke in the three-round event at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
SPORTS
June 2, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Anna Nordqvist tapped in her last shot Sunday for the championship of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, walked into a celebratory spray of champagne delivered by fellow players, and gave a big hug to her mother, who has been visiting from Sweden. She certainly didn't look like a player who had thought about doing something else besides playing professional golf just a couple of years ago. Nordqvist, 27, made her big move late in the final round. She sank birdie putts at the 16th and 17th holes of the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Golf Club and Spa to take the lead for good and picked up her first LPGA Tour title of the year, a 1-stroke victory over Christel Boeljon.
SPORTS
June 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY, N.J. - A couple of forces were at work trying to keep the LPGA's best players from truly enjoying the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Saturday. The first was the breeze that freshened just as some of the opening-day leaders started in the afternoon, making club selection a true guessing game. If that wasn't difficult enough, the greens at the Bay Course of the Stockton Seaview Golf Club and Resort had enough bumps to throw even the purest-stroked putt off line.
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