Friday, November 16, 2012
The 46-unit apartment building would be located at 112 Sibley Ave. in Ardmore, next to Suburban Square.
Commissioners, township staff, concerned citizens and apartment representatives met Wednesday night to discuss the tentative sketch plan for a 46-unit, five-story apartment unit to be constructed at 112 Sibley Ave. in Ardmore. Following presentation and comments, commissioners voted to recommend moving the plan forward. A tentative sketch plan, said Assistant Planning Director Chris Leswing, is primarily an opportunity to explore how to preserve natural features of a site and decide where the site’s driveways will go. It is also a time to consider with the orientation of the building and engage resident concerns, he added, several of which have been raised by neighboring condominium building Cambridge Square. Proposed Apartments The 46-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's that time of year again. Find out when Santa comes to a mall near you.
November has only just begun, but Santa is on his way to a mall near you. If you have kids that are anxious to greet him, check out his arrival dates below. King of Prussia Mall 160 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 Santa arrives at the court in front of Nordstorm on the lower level. Suburban Square Anderson and Coulter Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003 Santa will lead a parade from Trader Joe's to the courtyard. Photos with Santa can be taken on the 4th floor of Macy's beginning at 12:30 p.m. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 The festivities kick off with an indoor parade, musical entertainment, and complimentary cookies and cocoa. Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Visits with Santa begin …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Randy Fenoli of 'Say Yes To The Dress' will host a fashion show Thursday night at Elizabeth Johns' grand opening party in Suburban Square.
New Suburban Square bridal shop Elizabeth Johns may have opened quietly on Oct. 1, but its staff sure know how to throw a party. The store's sold out grand opening event, to be held Thursday night in Suburban Square's courtyard, will be emceed by TLC's Say Yes To the Dress unofficial star Randy Fenoli. Running from 7 to 10 p.m., the party's main event is a wedding dress fashion show featuring 35 looks from the upscale boutique's collection. Fenoli, the fashion director of Manhattan's Kleinfeld Bridal salon, will host the show. One lucky winner will win a Kelly Faetanini dress of their choice; another will go home with a $1,000 gift card to Elizabeth Johns, and other prizes will be given out too, said Jill Leach, salon director. Elizabeth …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Saint James, Michael Schulson and Rob Wasserman's "affordable, contemporary" American-style restaurant, should open in Ardmore by October.
After lengthy liquor license delays and construction, Michael Schulson and Rob Wasserman's new restaurant, The Saint James, is almost here. The duo are aiming to open the American-style restaurant in late September or early October. "It's been a long, long, long process," said Wasserman, of bringing the new Suburban Square restaurant, originally slated for a Spring 2012 opening, to life. "It's very exciting; we're now close to finishing with construction, and you see what you’ve tried to create on paper coming to life. ... I can’t tell how much fun it is for us to walk in every day and see small minute details taking shape." The Saint James, which will occupy the old Victoria's Secret spot in Ardmore's Suburban Square, is a collaboration …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The chain vacated Ardmore's Suburban Square in March.
In its heyday, it was the Suburban Theater. Most recently, though, it was an American Eagle store. This spot on St. James Place in Suburban Square has been vacant since March, according to Suburban Square general manager Mark Bachus. Bachus said in May that the American Eagle spot and the old Lily Pulitzer space next door (vacated last year when the shop relocated within Suburban Square) are being combined and marketed for another junior anchor tenant. What do you think should go in this Suburban Square spot? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The yoga-inspired athletic apparel company will open before the holiday season in Ardmore.
When life gives you lemons, sign a lease with them. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Kimco Realty, the owner of Suburban Square Shopping Center in Ardmore. Specialty apparel company Lululemon Athletica will be moving into the old Seidenberg Luggage space across from Williams Sonoma, and should open before the holiday season, according to Mark Bachus, Suburban Square general manager. It's a welcome piece of news following the departure of Jay Michael Salon and Spa on Saturday, which brought the number of vacancies in the shopping center up to 10. Now, the center's vacancy count is back down to single digits, and several other leases are in the works, Bachus said. Lululemon is a luxury women's athletic apparel company, based in …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Jay Michael merged with its St. Davids location and Spa Solas is moving to Bala Cynwyd.
It happened fairly quietly—there's not even a note on the door of its vacant Suburban Square storefront—but Jay Michael Salon of Ardmore closed on Saturday, merging with its St. Davids location. Spa Solas, which sublet Jay Michael's second floor, is moving to Bala Cynwyd, according to owner Meg King. "It's really sad—from an outsider's perspective, it seems to me that with the rent and the fees for [shared maintenance] being so high in Suburban Square, smaller boutiques stores, non-chain stores, can't afford to stay here," King said. On Monday, King was working to clear out the remainder of her belongings from the spa's former home: chairs, a couch, beauty products. The first floor, where Jay Michael Salon was located, had already been …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Win a free iPad, ride a carousel, play carnival games and more at the annual event on Aug. 7 in Suburban Square.
Lower Merion Community Watch, in partnership with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), will host its annual "National Night Out" Community Festival in Suburban Square's Anderson Ave. parking lot on Tuesday. National Night Out 2012 will feature carnival games, live music, food, rides, a carousel, funnel cakes and entertainment, according to a NNO press release. Attendees on Tuesday night will also have the chance to win a free iPad from Ardmore Toyota. (To enter, “like” Ardmore Toyota on Facebook and post a message about National Night Out.) The event includes EMS exhibits, home safety information and a chance to meet police, including their K-9 team. This is the 29th year of National Night Out, an idea created back in 1984 by …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Two new tenants at the Ardmore shopping center, both specialty apparel tenants, will be announced within weeks, general manager Mark Bachus said.
Despite a number of recent vacancies and announced store closings, including Apricot Lane, Victoria's Secret and American Eagle, Suburban Square continues to thrive, Mark Bachus, the shopping center's general manager, told Patch last week. Currently, Suburban Square has seven major store vacancies, but the center will announce two new tenants within the next few weeks, according to Bachus. Even with the vacancies, the center is 90 percent leased. Read on for details on what plans exist to fill current and expected vacancies, along with information about Suburban Square's sales performance in 2011 and 2012. The Ardmore shopping center has seen a lot of business turnover in the past year, including departures from American Eagle in March and…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Regional winners will be announced this weekend.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
The Barnes Foundation gardens and Suburban Square tied for the Best Local Place to Visit in this week's poll. The regional winners will be announced on Sunday. In the meantime, check out some previous articles about the Barnes: Spectrum: What's Left Behind at the Barnes (July 8, 2011) In Merion, Saying Goodbye to the Barnes (June 3, 2011)