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Hundreds of job openings for Atlantic City beach concerts

Wednesday August 5th, 2015 11:57:55 AM
Want to attend Atlantic City's Maroon 5 concert this summer and get paid?Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, venue management to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, will be holding a job fair at the convention center Wednesday and Thursday to fill more than 250 part-time positions for two upcoming beach concerts on Aug. 16 and 20.The job fair will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.Will Reading Terminal Market close during papal visit?Available…

Reading Terminal Market weighs options for papal visit

Wednesday August 5th, 2015 11:50:59 AM Kenneth Hilario
Is Pope Francis' impending visit threatening the Reading Terminal Market's operations?"We're trying to figure out if we can open," general manager Anuj Gupta said. "That's the critical question. ... It's becoming difficult to have a plan based on limited information."The lack of information has Reading Terminal Market officials weighing out options to keep its merchants prepared for the possibility of road closures, including extended hours, added security, and extra trash and recycling containers.Everything…

Feibush opening coffee shop in Old City this year

Wednesday August 5th, 2015 11:45:51 AM Kenneth Hilario
Real estate developer Ori Feibush is turning to Old City for the next addition in his growing list of coffee shops.Feibush will be opening a branch of his OCF Coffee on 3rd and Market by the end of the year in a space occupied by an AT&T store. The coffee shop will be just shy of 1,000 square feet with up to 20 seats, he said.The real estate developer's OCF Realty manages the building on behalf of the owner, Feibush said, and are the brokers in the space.Tiffany's Bakery adds expanded menu…

Comcast launches pilot to help seniors 'cross the digital divide'

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 06:46:46 PM
Comcast announced Tuesday upgrades to its Internet Essentials program, along with a pilot program that plans to help seniors “cross the digital divide.”Internet Essentials, which provides high-speed Internet at a discounted rate to low-income homes, will double its speed to 10 Mbps – enough to power multiple devices simultaneously – and will offer free Wi-Fi routers and installation as the program approaches its fifth back-to-school season.Philly tech group wants to save hitchBOT“With…

Pittsburgh bank continues march eastward with another acquisition

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 06:04:39 PM Jeff Blumenthal
Pittsburgh-based FNB Corp. continued its acquisitive march eastward Tuesday by agreeing to buy Metro Bancorp in a $474 million stock transaction.Harrisburg-based Metro operates 32 branches spread through the York, Lancaster, Reading and Lebanon metros, expanding FNB’s (NYSE:FNB) presence in central Pennsylvania.The latest announced transaction, set to close in the first quarter 2016, comes on the heels of FNB inching towards the Philadelphia market by receiving regulatory approval to acquire…

Center City law firm to move offices

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 05:59:10 PM Natalie Kostelni
Obermayer Rebman Maxwell & Hippel has signed a lease to relocate its offices to Centre Square and will leave its long-time home at One Penn Center at Suburban Station.The firm signed a lease for more than 16 years on a total of 66,000 square feet of space on the 33rd and 34th floors of the west tower of Centre Square. Of that space, 6,000 square feet will be in the lower level of the building where it houses its technology department and other functions.Ruth's Chris moving out of Broad Street…

Details about Chef Sbraga's first restaurant outside of Philadelphia

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 05:49:28 PM Kenneth Hilario
Former "Top Chef" Kevin Sbraga will be opening his first restaurant outside of Philadelphia this year.Sbraga & Co. will be opening this fall at 220 Riverside Ave. in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, the chef's first restaurant outside Philadelphia's walls, which includes The Fat Ham and Sbraga.The 6,600-square-foot, 198-seat restaurant will offer shareable small plates and entrees, a bar program, housemade bread and a raw bar. Half of the menu will be dedicated to Southern…

Brandywine continues to add to its Austin holdings

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 04:50:57 PM Natalie Kostelni
Brandywine Realty Trust has expanded its footprint in Austin, Texas, and has bought an outstanding ownership interest in a 66-acre, 1.1-million-square-foot campus.The property, known as Broadmoor, consists of seven buildings and means the Radnor, Pa., real estate company now owns the entire development.Brandywine (NYSE: BDN) didn’t disclose how much it paid.Broadmoor was constructed for IBM Corp., which occupied the space and was a partner with Brandywine when the property was developed in…

After 15 years, one developer's journey to get a project done is over

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 04:48:47 PM Natalie Kostelni
Armed with a $45 million construction loan from Citizens Bank, Brown Hill Development is scheduled to break ground Wednesday on the Bridge, a 17-story apartment tower in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.The project has been a longtime coming and that’s not lost on Jeffrey Brown, president of the Huntingdon Valley, Pa., development company.“It’s been a long haul,” Brown said. “A long haul is an understatement, but it’s happening.”Radian Group is moving its HQBrown Hill…

Microsoft opening new store in Philly suburbs

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 03:54:40 PM Alison Burdo
Microsoft Corp. is expanding its retail presence in the Philadelphia region with its plant to open a second store in the King of Prussia Mall.The new location will be 3,565 square feet and will employ 30 people, according to a news release from the Redmond, Washington-based software giant.Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) already has one shop in the King of Prussia Mall, according to its website. The original store is a specialty location that offers a "curated selection of the best Microsoft products,"…

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