Thursday, November 22, 2012
As area malls open at midnight Friday, many retail workers will be forced to leave their tables early on the holiday—but do bargain hunters care?
According to the National Retail Federation, “Black Friday weekend”—a phrase that has come to encapsulate the growing expansion of the fourth quarter of the commercial year into the federal holiday of Thanksgiving—saw a record 226 million shoppers in 2011. And in fact, 29 million shoppers are expected to head out on “Thanksgiving night,” said Lisa Wolstromer, senior marketing director for the Cherry Hill andMoorestown malls, which are opening extra-early this year. That’s shortening the holiday by a few meaningful hours, not only for shoppers and their families, but for hourly retail workers who must shake off thetryptophan-and-wine haze and man their posts. Suddenly, the fourth Thursday in November isn’t just a regular workday for the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The award-winning Philadelphia chef tweeted his lease agreement this weekend—right on the heels of the property receiving four liquor licenses.
Heads up, foodies: Marc Vetri is taking his talents to South Jersey. Nearly a year after entering into talks with Moorestown Mall owners PREIT, the world-renowned Philadelphia chef finalized a lease agreement with the company only a few days after PREIT was formally awarded four liquor licenses. PREIT spokesperson Judy Trias said the restaurant will be a version of Vetri's Osteria, located on Broad Street in Philadelphia. Since 2007, Osteria has been consistently recognized as one of the best restaurants in the city. Vetri himself leaked the news Friday, tweeting, "Let's see if you can figure out what this means!!!! BOOM!!!," with a picture of the lease agreement attached. "You can see Marc Vetri was excited," Trias said, adding that …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A ballot initiative that would have allowed the township to exclusively wet-zone the Moorestown Mall was overturned by a Superior Court decision Wednesday.
- Rob Scott
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Burlington Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder ruled Wednesday that Moorestown cannot restrict the sale of alcohol in the township to the Moorestown Mall—and not nearby East Gate Square—despite the passage of a voter referendum to do just that. East Gate sued the township back in April, arguing that restricting liquor licenses to the mall constituted spot zoning. Bookbinder agreed, further finding that putting the question to a public vote constituted zoning by referendum, which is also illegal. Bookbinder's ruling rejects the argument put forth by both the township and by mall owner PREIT that the restriction of liquor sales specifically to the mall “protects the character and morals of the township." “The township and PREIT have made …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
New York Giants Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, fresh off a Super Bowl victory, sign autographs for fans at BC Sports Saturday.
South Jersey Eagles fans may bleed green, but it was a sea of Big Blue that took over the Moorestown Mall Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of fans turned out to greet two New York Giants wide receivers, Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks. The Super Bowl-winning players signed autographs for fans at the mall’s BC Sports store. Fans lined up hours in advance of the 1 p.m. event. First in line was Burlington’s DeLeon family. Dad David brought sons Dazani, 11, and Devian, 9—all lifelong Giants fans who traveled to New York City last month for the parade, just as they did in 2004. “We’ve been fans since birth. It’s in our genes,” David DeLeon said. Despite living in Eagles territory, the family has found kindred spirits to watch games with. “You …