Thursday, August 23, 2012
Judge Ronald Bookbinder rules the township can't keep the sale of alcohol confined to the Moorestown Mall, despite the result of the November referendum.
A judge ruled Wednesday that the township’s attempt to restrict alcohol sales to the Moorestown Mall is invalid, along with the votes of thousands of residents who supported the restriction. East Gate Square sued the township back in April, arguing its restriction of the issuance of liquor licenses to the mall constituted spot zoning and was illegal. The township imposed the restriction in accordance with the will of the voters, who cast their ballots (by a margin of 3,750-2,876) in favor of keeping alcohol at the mall. However, Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder couldn’t find any reasonable justification for keeping alcohol confined to the mall. In his ruling, the judge invalidated the April ordinance limiting liquor sales to the …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Officials at PREIT may make a big announcement at a council meeting next month.
If everything goes according to plan, Moorestown could be counting its millions from the sale of liquor licenses before the end of the summer. Following a meeting with PREIT representatives last week, Moorestown Mayor John Button said the Moorestown Mall owner said it would be ready to purchase four licenses, at $1 million a pop, by July 9. “They sat across from us and pledged their commitment again,” the mayor said. Though the township is in the midst of fighting a lawsuit with the owners of the East Gate Square shopping center—who have claimed the restriction of the issuance of licenses to the mall is illegal—township attorney Thomas Coleman explained the suit would not prevent the township from selling licenses to PREIT. The mall owner …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Mall owner PREIT is planning special family entertainment options for the summer to replace movie theater traffic.
Construction crews are set to begin demolition of the United Artists theater at the Moorestown Mall any day now. A chain-link fence recently erected around the outside of the theater and a steel gate closing off the interior entrance serve as physical reminders that the multiplex is no longer in business. The theater closed within the last month, according to Judy Trias, spokeswoman for PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust), which owns the mall. Though an exact date has not been set, Trias said demolition will commence very soon. She said crews will raze the theater using heavy-duty construction vehicles. The new theater—a 12-screen Regal Premium Experience (RPX) theater—will occupy the existing theater space, as well as the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
They don't think the Moorestown Mall should have the sole right to sell alcohol.
The owners of East Gate Square Shopping Center have sued the township, alleging its restriction of alcohol sales to the Moorestown Mall is a violation of state law. East Gate filed the lawsuit last week, five months after voters, by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, lifted Moorestown’s centurylong ban on alcohol, and at the same time voted to restrict those sales to the Moorestown Mall. The second referendum question—written by mall owner PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust)—approved by voters restricts the issuance of liquor licenses to full-service restaurants “located on the same tax lot as an indoor shopping mall in the SRC zoning district.” East Gate is also located in the SRC zone, right across the street from the mall, but …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Cinnaminson could still be in the running, but owner is focusing on the retail outfit first.
In a perfect world, the April 1 opening of the Black Diamond skate shop on Main Street in Moorestown would be a precursor to the reopening of the soon-to-be-closed Black Diamond skatepark at the Moorestown Mall. But since it’s not a perfect world, the skate shop will have to do for now. Black Diamond owner Dan McCollister said attempts to find a new location in South Jersey for the skatepark have not panned out—including an option that would have brought the park to Cinnaminson. “What we’re left with is a long-term plan to open the skatepark in South Jersey,” he said, mentioning a possible site on Route 130 in Burlington Township. “We have a three- to five-year plan, versus a three- to six-month plan.” On the bright side, McCollister is …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Plenty to do this weekend with the Easter Bunny's arrival, St. Patty's Day celebrations, and the kickoff of South Jersey Restaurant Week.
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- Rob Scott
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Easter Bunny Arrives at Moorestown Mall Where/When: Macy's, 400 W Route 38, Moorestown; 10 a.m. Friday, March 16 Why Go: Continue a springtime family tradition, or start a new one, and visit Moorestown Mall to pose for a professional photo with the Easter Bunny, who will take up residence at the mall from March 16 through April 7. A variety of digital and print photo packages are available to purchase. The Easter Bunny’s hours, events and special offers are as follows: Monday — Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Price: Free Cinnaminson High School Presents Beauty and the Beast Where/When: Cinnaminson Township High School, 1197 Riverton Rd, Cinnaminson; 8 p.m. Friday, March 16; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17; 2 p…
Sunday, March 4, 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 …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The company's locations in Moorestown were spared in the closings announced Thursday.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Kmart in Moorestown and Sears in the Moorestown Mall are safe for now, after no New Jersey stores were listed on the company's announced store closures Thursday. But the list Sears Holdings released only marked 79 of a planned 100 to 120 store closures, and the company said additional updates will be made at some point. The closest closings are two Sears stores in Pennsylvania; on in Upper Darby and another in Pottstown. A release from the company noted declines in sales of consumer electronics and home appliances combined to drive down sales, which were down 2.6 percent overall across Sears and Kmart stores. "Given our performance and the difficult economic environment, especially for big-ticket items, we intend to implement a series of …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The former pitching phenom will appear at BC Sports Saturday afternoon, as well as Phillies reliever Mike Stutes.
- Rob Scott
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Once one of the most feared pitchers in all of baseball, Dwight “Doc” Gooden will be signing autographs at BC Sports at the Moorestown Mall Saturday afternoon. Gooden will be at the store 2-3:30 p.m. Store manager Mark Dansbury said tickets are $30. For an extra $15, autograph seekers can get a more personalized message from the Cy Young award-winning former Yankees and Mets pitcher. Gooden has three World Series rings and pitched a no-hitter in 1996 against the Seattle Mariners. He most recently appeared in the fifth season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab. Phillies relief pitcher Mike Stutes will also be appearing for autographs from noon to 1:30 p.m. at BC Sports. Dansbury said tickets for Stutes’ appearance are $10. Tickets can be purchased …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Don't let the rain stop your shopping, Patch found some fall deals and steals to keep your budget sunny.
Looking for some inexpensive ways to spend your days this fall? Visit the Moorestown Mall for their Mom & Me Play Dates which Patch has highlighted below. This week, start your play date off with a free breakfast at Chick-fil-A at East Gate Square, always an inexpensive meal. Check online to make a reservation for your free breakfast valid Sept. 6-10. After your meal and your playdate, check out some great shopping deals in the mall at Aeropostale and Children’s Place and then visit Party City and Ulta for some great fall sales. Autumn is the best time to enjoy some other inexpensive family outings as well. Pick pumpkins and apples at Johnson’s Farm in Medford. This year, pumpkin and apple picking hayrides are set to start around Sept. …