July 24, 2015 |
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.
July 11, 2015 |
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.
June 27, 2015 |
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.
June 23, 2015 |
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!
June 20, 2015 |
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.
June 7, 2015
Hittin' It Out the Park By Allison Hobbs and Karen E. Quinones Miller Strebor Books. 273 pp. $15 Reviewed by Rhonda Dickey The villain gets the juiciest role in Hittin' It Out the Park , a sex-drenched novel about two women and the young Yankees star over whom they're waging all-out war. Cheryl Blanton Alston, newly married to Randy Alston, is keeping lots of secrets from him. She's older than advertised,...
June 4, 2015 |
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.
June 2, 2015 |
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.
June 2, 2015 |
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.
June 1, 2015 |
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.