September 3, 2016 |
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Gov. Wolf chose three Pennsylvania wines and a six-pack of beer, and paid in cash. Not far behind him in line was House Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny), who picked up a bottle of white. The two are usually on opposite sides of the political debate, but on Thursday, they had a meeting of the minds on making booze more accessible to consumers, hoisting flutes of champagne to toast the first bottle of wine sold at a Wegmans store in Pennsylvania. "Here in Pennsylvania, that is a really, really big deal," Wolf told the politicians, businesspeople, shoppers, and gawkers gathered at the supermarket in a Harrisburg suburb.
August 11, 2016 |
Plans to build a ShopRite supermarket on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden, a project that officials had said would create permanent jobs and provide improved access to fresh, affordable food, have fallen apart, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Instead, Actega North America Inc., a Delran-based company that makes coatings and sealants, on Tuesday was approved to receive $40 million in state tax incentives if it decides to build a 130,000-square-foot headquarters on the site.
July 2, 2016 |
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the carjacking of an 82-year-old woman in a Burlington County supermarket parking lot this month, New Jersey state police said Thursday. The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was located Tuesday in Atlantic City, where he is from, police and the county Prosecutor's Office said. He was charged with carjacking and theft, and placed in a juvenile detention center, authorities said. About 9:30 p.m. June 11, the woman was sitting in a silver 2015 Toyota RAV4 while her daughter went inside the ShopRite at 1520 Route 38 E. in Hainesport.
June 9, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians may soon be able to buy their Thanksgiving turkey and a bottle of Chardonnay at the same store. In an unexpected vote Tuesday, the House approved a bill to let restaurants, hotels, and hundreds of grocery and convenience stores sell up to four bottles of wine to go. The measure cleared the Senate late last year, but languished untouched for six months. It hadn't even been included on the schedule of planned votes this week. Its passage, by a 157-31 vote, sends the bill to Gov. Wolf, giving him a high-stakes decision as he and the Republican-led legislature march toward a July 1 budget deadline.
June 9, 2016 |
Eatontown, N.J.-based Wharton Realty Group has acquired a 108,600-square-foot shopping center in Glenolden for $17.2 million, James Galbally, a managing director at real estate services firm JLL in Philadelphia, said in an e-mail Tuesday. The property at 140 N. MacDade Blvd. was purchased from MCB Real Estate and Alex Brown Realty, both of Baltimore, according to Galbally, who was lead broker on the deal. The shopping center features a newly renovated ShopRite supermarket and is at 100 percent occupancy, Galbally said.
May 20, 2016 |
German supermarket giant Lidl is building up a real estate team in Philadelphia, establishing the city and environs as a beachhead in its aggressive U.S. expansion, the company's first foray outside Europe. The discount chain, a unit of the Schwarz Group grocery conglomerate, is seeking an acquisition manager and three other real estate staffers in the city, according to its U.S. website. Another acquisition manager is being sought in Pittsburgh, while more than a hundred additional slots are open - for jobs ranging from store managers to human-resources personnel - in a strip of East Coast states between Virginia, where Lidl U.S. is headquartered in Arlington, and Georgia.
March 25, 2016 |
We keep hearing that Philadelphia needs to eliminate its food deserts so everyone has easy access to fresh meat and produce. It's an important step in fighting poverty. But what exactly should a healthy neighborhood look like? That was the question posed by this year's Better Philadelphia Challenge, the student competition organized by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The winning entry , by a team from the University of New Mexico, showed idyllic scenes of lush community gardens, compact urban greenhouses, and shady pocket parks, all sensitively threaded into a typical rowhouse neighborhood.
March 17, 2016 |
Shoppers once chose supermarkets for convenience, cost, customer service and quick checkouts. But a recent study found 83 percent of consumers pick only retail outlets that look clean to them, according to supermarket guru Phil Lempert . A full third of the people he surveyed have turned around and fled stores that seemed less than pristine. So just how clean is your favorite supermarket chain? The Inquirer, as part of its Clean Plates project , examined two years of health department reports for large grocers in Philadelphia and Bucks County.
February 22, 2016
2 men stabbed at South Phila. supermarket Two people were stabbed in a South Philadelphia supermarket about 2 p.m. Saturday, police said. The stabbing happened in the ShopRite at Snyder Plaza, near Mifflin Street and Columbus Boulevard, across from the Target store. The ShopRite is in the same shopping center as a Carter's clothing store for children. A 54-year-old man was stabbed once in his left hand, and a 24-year-old man was stabbed once in his right hand, police said. Police said both men were treated at the store and an arrest was made, but they did not say who was arrested.
December 13, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Put down the corkscrews, wine lovers. A day after the Pennsylvania Senate approved historic legislation to let consumers buy wine in some supermarkets and restaurants, the leader of the House dashed hope of its winning the necessary support in that chamber. "It would not come close to passing the House," Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) said Friday. "The bill needs improvement. " Turzai wouldn't spell out exactly what that improvement entailed, except to say the bill lacks any "meaningful divestiture" of the state liquor system.