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December 17, 2012
A section of Walnut Street in Center City was reopened to automobile traffic Monday afternoon after more than a week of repairs stemming from a water-main break, the Philadelphia Water Department announced. The 1600 block of Walnut Street was reopened around 4 p.m., said department spokesman John DiGiulio. On Dec. 8 around 4:30 p.m., a 12-inch water main broke, causing a disruption of service for about 20 businesses and residents in the area. Service was restored the next morning, but the block remained closed to vehicles while repairs were made.
NEWS
April 23, 1989
If you haven't strolled along Walnut Street in Center City for a while, you're in for a pleasant surprise. With each passing month, the street gets more appealing: The shop windows, building facades and restaurants suggest a downtown that's on the way up. That will seem even truer when two important anchors on the street - the ground-floor shops in the renovated Bellevue and the Rittenhouse condominiums on Rittenhouse Square - open for business....
NEWS
July 10, 2012 | By PHILLIP LUCAS and Daily News staff writer
WALNUT STREET near Rittenhouse Square is a trendy area, but the latest trend there seems to be stabbings. In two nights three men were stabbed on Walnut Street between 16th and 18th — most recently inside the Whisper nightclub on Walnut above 17th, police said. A brawl erupted inside the club about 2:45 a.m. Monday and spilled onto the street, cops said. Two men told police they were trying to run from the club after the fight broke out when they felt a sharp twinge and noticed blood on their hands after they grasped at the source of the pain.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM & ANDREW EISER, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THE USUAL hustle and bustle returned to a busy block of Walnut Street on Monday after a water-main break forced businesses to close Saturday afternoon during the height of the holiday shopping season. Gaping holes remained Monday on Walnut Street between 16th and 17th, where a 12-inch water main broke at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The street remained closed to vehicle traffic Monday, but shoppers came back despite ongoing construction. "We're used to the fact that things break all of the time," said Lisa Gray, shopping at the Apple store.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
THE CALENDAR may have said "spring" a month ago, but what really kicks it off in Philadelphia - aside from Phillies opening day - is the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, which will once again take over Center City west of Broad, this Saturday from noon till 5 p.m. More than 100 booths will line Walnut Street, from Broad to 19th streets, and feature samplings from some of the city's top restaurants, in addition to Rittenhouse Row merchants, art,...
NEWS
January 8, 1995 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sound of heavy machinery clawing at two brick buildings next to Susanna Foo in the 1500 block of Walnut Street is the prelude to a glassy and spacious new entry into the Philadelphia music scene: an HMV record superstore. Preservationists have not mourned the passing of the two early 20th-century buildings just east of the restaurant. But a neighborhood group is opposing the new building, which will be 18 feet wider than permitted in the retail district, and therefore requires a zoning variance.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
It wasn't long ago that Philadelphia's movers and shakers were lamenting that the city was being ignored by international retailers. Those chains finally discovered the city, and now they're colonizing the shopping districts around Rittenhouse Square and the West Philadelphia universities at a stunning pace. Sometimes, the only way to be sure you're not at the King of Prussia Mall is to look up at the sky. Having gotten what it wished for, the city is starting to feel the first side effects of what New York urbanist Kent Barwick, former head of the Municipal Arts Society, identified as "the over-successful city.
NEWS
July 10, 1999 | PETER TOBIA / Inquirer Staff Photographer
On a mission of botanical mercy at Penn's Landing, Juan Ramos crosses the Walnut Street walkway on his way to water flowers. Nature may do the honors today, courtesy of a thunderstorm.
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NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reese Palley, 93, a flamboyant entrepreneur, art impresario, adventurer, promoter of eccentric business enterprises around the globe, and public scold on matters as diverse as nuclear energy and how to revive Atlantic City, died Wednesday, June 3, at his Philadelphia home. In 1994, upon his return from a 15-year, around-the-world sailing jaunt aboard a 46-foot sloop called Unlikely, Mr. Palley observed in an Inquirer interview that "it's not that I'm so exciting . . . it's just that everybody else is so dull.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015
If you go . . . BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK "SUMMERFEST"   REGULATION-SIZE ice-hockey rink, now covered in temporary tiles expressly made for roller skating. Setup is roofless. Sessions every 1.5 hours. *  Basics : 101 S. Columbus Blvd. (between Market and Chestnut streets), 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, $3 for 1.5 hours (reservations suggested; lodge and arcade admission, free), $10 skate rental (toddler size 8 through adult men's 12)
BUSINESS
May 5, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania developers, hugely profitable corporations, colleges, towns, and hospitals have applications pending for $1 billion in matching taxpayer funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). You didn't get yours in? Gov. Wolf last week agreed to take new requests from Monday to May 18. Last year, the state collected $1.1 billion in RACP applications, and funded just $207 million. The money, put up by taxpayers through state bonds, is supposed to support projects that create jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2015 | Alexander Kacala, For The Inquirer
You've been cooped up all brutal winter and now it's time to get your butt outside. How can you not? From festivals to Derby Day to the Broad Street Run, Philly is chock-full of outdoor activities demanding your participation. We have an hour-by-hour guide of where and what you should be doing:   One Last Run: 4 p.m. Get a final prep run in on Kelly Drive or Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley before Sunday's Broad Street Run. But keep it short! You don't want to overdo before the big race.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
THE CALENDAR may have said "spring" a month ago, but what really kicks it off in Philadelphia - aside from Phillies opening day - is the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, which will once again take over Center City west of Broad, this Saturday from noon till 5 p.m. More than 100 booths will line Walnut Street, from Broad to 19th streets, and feature samplings from some of the city's top restaurants, in addition to Rittenhouse Row merchants, art,...
FOOD
May 1, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
What's new The first Greek American chef at the mod Greek spot  Opa  (1311 Sansom St.), Bobby Saritsoglou has revamped the menu top to bottom. It's all small plates. Mike Giammarino, who owns the century-old Lombardi's in Manhattan as well as Gennaro's Tomato Pie in South Philadelphia, just debuted  Grace & Pat's , a family friendly ristorante at 1533 S. 11th St. (215-336-3636), across from the Singing Fountain on Passyunk Square. The cash-only BYOB - done up in New York subway kitsch - has an early, limited menu of pizza, appetizers, salads, and desserts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Agatha Christie's old chestnut of a novel, Ten Little Indians , was a best-seller in 1939 and was adapted for the stage in 1943. It creaks along under its politically correct title, And Then There Were None , on the Walnut Street Theatre's main stage, providing a mildly amusing evening and a mildly puzzling whodunit. As a murder mystery, it has more in common with the board game Clue than with Law and Order . The premise: 10 people, strangers to one another, have been invited to an isolated manor house in the middle of an island for a weekend.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
THE OWNERS of the historic Lit Brothers Department Store building on Market Street between 7th and 8th could barely hide their excitement when they announced that the building would be "lit up" with rooftop LED advertising Jan. 20. Their news release was sprinkled with adjectives like cinematic and spectacular . "The twin giant LED displays mark a pivotal point in the revitalization of Market Street East and bring the first ad-friendly, digital-motion...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
What's that smell? It's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales at Walnut Street Theatre through Sunday. The hour-long musical comedy is based on the immensely popular 1992 book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Jack tries to save himself from being eaten by the Giant by regaling him with fairy tales, frequently fractured (Cinderumplestiltskin, anyone? Goldilocks and the Three Elephants?). Fairy-tale worlds converge and come to life as the audience goes on a journey into Jack's crazy world.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
JOHN HALEY and his wife got more than they bargained for when they decided to browse through a trendy Center City athletic-apparel store yesterday. "You wouldn't catch me dead in that store usually," Haley said of Lululemon Athletica, which caters partly to yoga enthusiasts. "And you know what? I almost was dead. " The store's roof came crashing down about 3:45 p.m., city officials said. Debris from the upper level of the store, on Walnut Street above 15th, fell onto the shoppers below, including Haley and his wife, visiting from upstate New York.
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