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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.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Rag & Bone, a high-end seller of designer men's and women's clothing, is coming to Walnut Street in Center City, continuing the shopping district's hot retail streak. The New York City-based brand, known for its jeanswear, plans to move in at 1601 Walnut St., space formerly occupied by BCBG Maxazria, whose lease expired last week. Walnut from 15th to 17th Streets has emerged as the most expensive strip for retail rents in Philadelphia, commercial real estate brokers said. The corners of 15th, 16th, and 17th, in particular, "are the most expensive to lease in the city," said Jacob Cooper, managing director at MSC Retail.
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.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
After nearly three decades, Monty Hall knew it was time - time to retire the Cos. His Bill Cosby impersonation. The anchor of his act. The one people really laugh at. The one that made him stand out. The public has no stomach for it. Neither does his wife. Neither does he. Hall, 65, had mostly abandoned the vocal impersonation after the allegations and evidence against Cosby began snowballing, but he had kept the Cosby dance moves. And he had kept his banner. The big blue and orange one his wife, Linda, sewed for him all those years ago, when he left the comedy clubs to perform on the streets.
FOOD
February 12, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
Center City's residential growth is being fueled in part by empty-nester suburbanites seeking bright lights. Susanna Foo, the chef/restaurateur who raised her two boys on the Main Line and shut her namesake restaurant in Radnor last summer, not only has bought a condo in Rittenhouse Square, but she will work there, too. Foo and her son Gabriel expect to open SUGA - a portmanteau of "Susanna" and "Gabriel" - in the next two weeks at 1720...
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BUSINESS
June 21, 2016
Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, has elected Jack R. Garfinkle and David Montgomery to its board. Garfinkle is the acting associate general counsel-regulatory of Exelon Corp. Montgomery is chairman of the Philadelphia Phillies. The PJM Interconnection Members Committee has elected Dean Oskvig and Mark Takahashi to its board. They replace Richard Lahey and Jean Kinsey. Oskvig recently retired as president, CEO, and board member for Black & Veatch Energy.
NEWS
June 12, 2016
A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Camden earlier this week, authorities said. Zaire Tate is accused of killing Jahquae Walker, who was shot inside a residence in the 800 block of Walnut Street early Wednesday. The Camden resident was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he died later that morning. Tate, also of Camden, was arrested druing a traffic stop near Collings Road and North Constituion Road just after 10:45 a.m. He was being held at the camden County Jail in lieu of $1 million cash bail.
NEWS
June 10, 2016
A 26-year-old Camden man was fatally shot overnight in the city, authorities said. Officers who responded about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting on the 800 block of Walnut Street found the victim, Jahquae Walker, suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Walker was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m. Public records show Walker lived on that block of Walnut Street, but his address could not be confirmed.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
The Walnut Street Theatre on Wednesday was a youngster's paradise, with princess costumes and stuffed animals. In a nearby quiet room, a child sat on his mother's lap, playing with a squishy ball. Above, in the mezzanine, a boy clutched his Tigger as his brother climbed over the seats. Children squealed with glee as a tall man in a green T-shirt took the stage. "When you go to the theater, you might usually meet someone who shushes you," said Thomas P. Quinn, the Walnut's director of education.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Bill Chenevert, For The Inquirer
The film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg took place in a risky area of San Francisco. For the current production of the musical Sister Act at the Walnut Street Theatre, the Queen of Angels parish, where Deloris Van Cartier finds refuge from her mobster boyfriend, is set in South Philly. This production was surprising in a few ways: very little likeness to the film; an LGBT inclusiveness that feels kitsch; and the local angle provides for loads of Philly details. Don't go looking for "I Will Follow Him" or "My Guy (My God)"
NEWS
May 23, 2016
On May 6, the Walnut Street Theatre celebrated its 207th anniversary with a gala concert. Founded in 1809, the theater is America's oldest, as well as the most-subscribed theater in world, with 55,000 season ticket-holders. About 700 guests were treated to an evening of entertainment by John Kander and Frank Ebb, the lyricist and composer known for some of America's classic musicals, including Chicago , Cabaret , and New York, New York . The program also featured an award program, with Audrey Merves and Len Karabell presented the 2016 Edwin Forrest Award, named after Edwin Forrest, America's first great actor and a native Philadelphian.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The developers of the 26-story apartment tower at 1213 Walnut Street are seeking tenants for the building's two ground-floor storefronts, one of which will be next to Fergie's Pub on the property's Sansom Street side. The tower is being built to accommodate a 5,920-square-foot restaurant - about the size of the El Vez or Jones restaurants nearby - facing Walnut Street and a roughly 1,300-square-foot shop or cafe beside Fergie's, according to Jacob Cooper, a managing director at MSC Retail Inc., which is marketing the space.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Rag & Bone, a high-end seller of designer men's and women's clothing, is coming to Walnut Street in Center City, continuing the shopping district's hot retail streak. The New York City-based brand, known for its jeanswear, plans to move in at 1601 Walnut St., space formerly occupied by BCBG Maxazria, whose lease expired last week. Walnut from 15th to 17th Streets has emerged as the most expensive strip for retail rents in Philadelphia, commercial real estate brokers said. The corners of 15th, 16th, and 17th, in particular, "are the most expensive to lease in the city," said Jacob Cooper, managing director at MSC Retail.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2016
Friday-Sunday Love and death Sophie Treadwell's grimly expressionistic 1928 drama Machinal reflects the playwright's other career as a journalist. It's based on the era's sensational murder trials of young women, ritualistically telling the story of a downtrodden stenographer who marries her boss, kills him when she falls for a younger man, and ends up on death row. The EgoPo Classic Theater production goes on at the Latvian Society, Seventh and Spring Garden Streets. Times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
The Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre might be the smallest spot Patsy Cline (Jenny Lee Stern) has ever played. But what a difference a venue makes to the success of this rocking show! I first caught Always . . . Patsy Cline last winter at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, where the traditional and elevated stage distanced the audience from this intimate two-handed story and diminished the plausibility of the show's premise. Writer Ted Swindley based this jukebox musical on a true, chance encounter between Louise Seger (Denise Whelan)
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