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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.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2015
Before, you could count on burning a few calories walking from your car to the grocery store, or roaming the aisles to load up on what you needed. But that notion has gone out the car window, as major supermarket chains and big-box retailers, such as Walmart, are investing heavily in online grocery and curbside pickup. And with good reason. Online-retail analysts estimate that U.S. consumers spent about $24 billion buying groceries online last year, or about 4 percent of their total grocery spending of $591.6 billion on grocery shopping, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
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.
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January 30, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the place we've grown used to calling University City. Originally an African American neighborhood known as Black Bottom, the portion between Market Street and Lancaster Avenue was a tight mesh of rowhouses and small businesses until the early 1960s, when it was leveled to provide growing room for Penn and Drexel. As a token, the city set aside a full block on 36th Street to build a cutting-edge, science high school. It lasted all of 33 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
Just in time for 2016, fans of community, coffee, and comic books will have a new place to visit. Although Philadelphia has a rich tradition of quality comic-book shops - and could brag that Showcase Comics on South Street was the largest black-owned comic shop in the United States for quite some time - Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse will be the first black female-owned comic book shop to open its doors on the East Coast. This "geeky" hybrid hopes to contribute to the burgeoning Kensington section of Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 28, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
DIAS CREEK, N.J. - There's that moment when you walk into Fletchers Corner, and you begin to take in all the archery gear - the crossbows, camouflage clothes, a bunch of he-man-looking stuff that you have no idea what it's for - when your eyes drift, and you notice the mannequins in formal attire. You do a double take. In one of those never-in-a-million-years, beauty-and-the-beast, bait-and-tackle-and-French-pastry-shop kind of odd pairings, this archery store and practice range - tucked along a stretch of Delsea Drive (Route 47)
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Suzanne Levy-Polikoff's shopping destinations have names like Riverview Towers, Dubin House, and Burlington Manor. The gregarious Cherry Hill resident arrives at these and other senior living facilities in South Jersey and Philadelphia with a "pop-up" shop that's stocked with donated clothing, accessories, household goods, and other items. At her "Mobile ReSale Boutique," the quality is high, the prices are low, and Levy-Polikoff is in every sense the driver. Also the "schlepper extraordinaire," in her words.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
In the lobby of the 1500 Locust Apartments, the pile of boxes bearing labels like Amazon, H&M, StitchFix, and GNC teetered at shoulder height on a recent afternoon. At the Pepper Building in Southwest Center City, the parcels threatened to overtake the concierge desk. And at West River Apartments, a 162-unit complex in the city's Wynnefield section, leasing consultant Whitney Chitty said there were as many as 50 packages coming in daily. In November, her office began sending out daily emails to notify residents that it had received packages - and that those not retrieved within a week would be returned to sender.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Jake Blumgart
Haddonfield is just the sort of pristine little town that was made for a pre-Christmas shopping binge. Haddonfield has long prided itself on its history - 150 buildings were declared architecturally significant in 1971. "We have history here," the Preservation Society's executive director, Joan Aiken, told the Bulletin in 1980. "We didn't make it up, like Chestnut Hill did. " Amid its colonial housing and quaint side streets sits the admirably pedestrian-friendly downtown shopping district along Kings Highway.
NEWS
December 20, 2015
Businesses at two shopping centers in Delaware County were evacuated because of bomb threats Friday night, police said. The evacuations were ordered in Upper Chichester after 9 p.m. at the Larkins Corner Shopping Center and the Willowbrook Shopping Center. A Philadelphia police helicopter was called in to check reports that someone with a box had climbed on the rooftops of several building, but no one was located. A bomb-sniffing dog was called to check a suspicious package in a Walmart store.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2015
Before, you could count on burning a few calories walking from your car to the grocery store, or roaming the aisles to load up on what you needed. But that notion has gone out the car window, as major supermarket chains and big-box retailers, such as Walmart, are investing heavily in online grocery and curbside pickup. And with good reason. Online-retail analysts estimate that U.S. consumers spent about $24 billion buying groceries online last year, or about 4 percent of their total grocery spending of $591.6 billion on grocery shopping, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2015 | By Grace Dickinson, For The Inquirer
Christmas music has been the sound track in stores since we were still full from Thanksgiving. The tunes are a festive reminder there is still a lot left to check off on your holiday shopping list. Luckily, festive craft markets and holiday pop-ups are in full swing, making it easy to find the perfect, locally made gift. Christmas Village Shop like the Germans do at Christmas Village, the quintessential Philadelphia holiday pop-up, which sets up shop just outside of City Hall, transforming LOVE Park into a Bavarian-style market.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2015
On a visit earlier this year to Rwanda in central Africa, I gained a profound appreciation for the fair-trade effort. Donatha Uwajeneza, several months pregnant and lugging a huge sack loaded with her handwoven grass and agave baskets, had traveled three hours by bus from her village, Muramba, to Kigali, the capital, hoping to sell her work to the vendors whose stalls cram the Kimironko market. Uwajeneza is a mother of eight in a land teeming with need. Her grateful hug and proud smile when I bought a set of trivets, accented with strands dyed turquoise and sienna, brought me to tears.
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