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Archive: January, 2009

Old City's Shirt Corner buttoning up

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 1:35 PM
A going-out-of-business sign just went up on the northeast corner of Third and Market Streets in Old City, home for 48 years of Shirt Corner, the discount haberdasher with a garish, American flag-style-billboard facade. It's one of the last of the old-time dry-goods retailers on the stretch of Market... Read more

White Dog Cafe's new menus

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 12:01 PM
When the White Dog Cafe reopens -- perhaps as soon as Friday at dinner -- here is the bill of fare. Ralph Fernandez, corporate executive chef for new owner Marty Grims' company, has written the menus and oversees the food service. His chef de cuisine, Eric Yost, who will handle the day-to-day operation... Read more

DeMentri gets that new job

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 8:07 AM
WPRI in Providence, R.I., told staff on Wednesday that NBC10 alum Vince DeMentri will start next week. The memo from news director Joe Abouzeid reads: "I am pleased to announce that after a 16-year absence, Vince Dementri will be returning to Eyewitness News. Vince will be co-anchoring Eyewitness... Read more

Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley engaged

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 2:41 PM
The on-again, off-again romance of soccer star Heather Mitts and Eagles backup QB A.J. Feeley appears headed to the altar. Mitts, 30, posting on her blog, "How can I top 2008?" notes that she won an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. women's team and got engaged. Her MySpace status also identifies... Read more

Updated: Steve of 'Preston & Steve' passes out

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 10:46 AM
Just in: Steve Morrison, the comedian half of the top-rated 'Preston & Steve' morning show on WMMR, passed out during the show. Preston Eliot called to say his longtime on-air partner was conscious when paramedics took him to the hospital. Eliot said that about 10:15 a.m., they were wrapping... Read more

Two restaurant shake-ups

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 2:26 PM
White Dog Cafe is in the throes of change with the addition of Marty Grims as the new managing partner. Chef Andy Brown and many staffers were shown the door yesterday at the University City landmark. Ralph Fernandez, corporate executive chef for Grims' company (and a partner at Moshulu), is now overseeing... Read more

Eagles fever hits a steakhouse

Monday, January 12, 2009, 1:19 PM
The grand opening party of Union Trust steakhouse (717 Chestnut St.) had been scheduled for Jan. 31. Now that there's a chance that the Eagles will play in the Super Bowl on the very next day, operating partners Terry White and Ed Doherty have called an audible. Fearing/hoping that the VIPs, ballers... Read more

Punk Rock Flea Market rescheduled

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 10:12 PM
Sean Agnew of R5 Productions has rebooked the Punk Rock Flea Market into the Electric Factory for Feb. 1 -- that is, unless the Eagles are in the Super Bowl. Agnew says he's getting the venue for free, except for staff salaries. The flea market had been booked into the Starlight Ballroom for Dec... Read more

Angela Russell lands on her feet

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 5:46 PM
The CBS3 alumna, left the afternoon job last month, will be a lead anchor at the CBS affiliate in Seattle. KIRO announced last week that Russell would take the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on its "Eyewitness News" -- wow, how much easier could they make it? -- in March. The current occupant of the lead-female... Read more

TV news bits

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 12:48 PM
NBC10 is not talking about it, but Jamison Uhler starts in the anchor seat beside Tracy Davidson tomorrow as the station begins a newsier approach to its 5 p.m. 'cast. It's now a features-news hybrid called "All That & More." A new name for the show is on the way. Fox29 anchor Kerri-Lee... Read more
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