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February 26, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
More from Bart Blatstein's Atlantic City adventure: On Tuesday, some tenants of the beleaguered Pier Shops came forward to blast Caesars for challenging whether the Philadelphia businessman has the right to redevelop the half-empty former luxury mall that juts out over the ocean. Blatstein, considered the mastermind behind the revival of Northern Liberties, paid $2.7 million in November to assume the mall's leases and has big plans for the place, but Caesars Atlantic City is withholding its approval.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | Jan Hefler
The Pop Shop, a brightly decorated soda fountain and eatery that created a sensation when it opened in Collingswood a decade ago, is opening its second location in downtown Medford on Saturday. The owners have renovated the former Burlington County National Bank, built in 1837, and turned its vault into a soda fountain. The vault's 2,000-pound door displays shiny gears, giving the colorful Pop Shop an added attraction. "What's different from the Collingswood Pop Shop is, this one has two floors and soaring ceilings and four dining rooms," said Connie Correia, one of four owners.
NEWS
February 25, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two men who tried to burglarize a Tullytown gun shop early Monday were arrested after being located in the overhead ductwork of the building, police said. Police Chief Daniel Doyle said the men, later identified as James Townes, 22, and Ashier Williams, 21, both of Philadelphia, set off an alarm around 2 a.m. by knocking a hole in the roof of Mike's Guns & Sporting Goods on the 200 block of Levittown Parkway. Police responded and saw a man on top of the building, Doyle said. Officers then surrounded the strip mall and attempted to negotiate with the would-be burglars.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a hint of a new vibe in downtown Mount Holly, but township officials still have some work to do to make the place bustle. On Christmas Eve, the year-old Village Idiot Brewing Company attracted a line that wrapped around the block after it announced its limited release of a sour beer with cocoa named "Festivus Miracle" packaged in champagne bottles. It sold out. A few months earlier, the Gallery Seventy Two opened the town's first wine-tasting room in a gallery that exhibits photographs and other artwork.
NEWS
January 29, 2015
A NGELA NADEAU, 53, of Medford, N.J., is president and CEO of CompuData. The family-owned business, which started in 1971 and is based in the Far Northeast, has 400 to 500 clients, many of whom are multigeneration and/or private businesses. Q: What's the biz do? A: We provide IT services for small- to medium-size businesses. We do it in a couple of ways. One is the software part that runs your business, such as sending out bills and ordering products. We also provide software if you want to track customer emails or when their contracts are up. Today a lot of people are moving their servers to the cloud and we have a data-hosting center.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
When it comes to mortgages, experience apparently isn't the best teacher. Recent findings by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which oversees mortgages and credit cards, among other things, show that almost half of U.S. borrowers don't shop for home loans. The findings were similar to those of LendingTree.com in December 2010, during the depths of the foreclosure crisis. That survey found that 40 percent of 1,317 people contacted obtained a single quote for a mortgage.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and the Eagles' arriving at the Senior Bowl in need of defensive back help. OK, so the third part might be an exaggeration, but it certainly has been the case for the Eagles over the last half-decade, in particular at safety. But this offseason it's quite possible that Chip Kelly will look at his starting secondary and blow up three-fourths of it. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher, whose contract is up, is unlikely to return.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Shortly after the new year, Condé Nast Traveler ranked Philadelphia the No. 2 shopping city in the world. I repeat, the world . It said our Reading Terminal Market and Third Street independents - namely clothing boutique Sugarcube and sleek furniture shop Minima - boasted better shopping than Hong Kong or Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The only burg that outranked Philly on the 24-city list - based on an online survey of 77,000 readers and information compiled by Traveler's blog coordinator - was Barcelona, Spain.
NEWS
January 15, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he was 22, Peter K. Hinski was told by his physicians that he would not live to age 40 because he was suffering from a severe case of Type 1 diabetes. In 2007, the year he turned 60, he took part in an experimental research study at the University of Pennsylvania that made him no longer insulin-dependent, his sister, Gracanne Hinski-Ryan, said. Through it all, he lived for bicycling, she said. On Saturday, Jan. 10, Mr. Hinski, 67, of Cherry Hill, co-owner of the Erlton Bicycle Shop there, died of respiratory distress at Arden Courts of Cherry Hill, a memory care community.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
If you're looking for an easy way to describe the ambitious, $230 million mixed-used project that will soon sprout from a block-size hole on East Market Street, across from the Reading headhouse, just call it the anti-Gallery. For years, the Gallery has been seen as a primo example of how not to design a retail complex in an urban setting. The building is too monolithic, too monotonous, too introverted. Its design dates from the time when enclosed urban malls were heralded as the replacement for the traditional downtown shopping experience.
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