RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:36:01 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Whole Foods to take over Exton Kmart spot]]> WEST WHITELAND >> The owner of the Exton Square Mall confirmed a Whole Foods Market will open on the property at routes 100 and 30.

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, put out a statement on its website Monday identifying Whole Foods as the organic grocer it said last week would be coming to the mall.

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<![CDATA[Water World Park in Phoenixville fails to sell at auction]]> Phoenixville >> A former water park failed to make a splash on the auction block.

Water World Park, which routinely drew thousands of visitors to the borough over several decades, went up for bid Wednesday on-site at 655 Schuylkill Road (Route 724).

Despite media reports suggesting the property had sold at the auction, officials said Thursday the highest bid just wasn't high enough.

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<![CDATA[Molly Maguire's of Phoenixville donates to Good Samaritan Shelter]]> Phoenixville >> Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant and Pub Wednesday donated $6,300 to the Good Samaritan Shelter.

Each year Molly Maguire's has an annual golf outing, donating its proceeds to a local non-profit organization. This year, proceeds the 2015 Annual Molly's Golf Outing's proceeds were designated for the Good Samaritan Shelter.

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<![CDATA[Penn Diner in Phoenixville is making regulars of its patrons]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The diner is making a sunny-side-up comeback in Phoenixville.

It's a new name that is trumpeted outside the corner anchor location at the Acme shopping center that was once the home of Starr Diner, but it's a name that packs a warm and instantly relatable punch: Penn Diner.

Who wouldn't be tempted to come through the doors of an eatery that tips its hat to our Keystone state?

As one enthusiastic Yelp reviewer noted, Phoenixville needs a place like this, adding "hope they stay.

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<![CDATA[Stable 12 settles in Phoenixville, celebrating its grand opening]]> Phoenixville >> Three longtime friends from Skippack are living the dream of turning a hobby into a business. Stable 12 Brewing Co. celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning.

Several notable guests attended the event including U.S. Congressman Ryan Costello, R-6th District; state representatives Warren Kampf, R-157th District and Tim Hennessey, R-26th District and Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck, all of whom came to show their support for the new micro-brewery in the borough.

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<![CDATA[Expanded amenities aim at enhancing Elmwood Park Zoo experience]]> NORRISTOWN >> Sure, you'll still come mainly for the world-class animals, but neither the cuddly red pandas nor the engaging giraffes will mind if you find the Jus' Java coffee creations and the expanded variety of zoo grub compelling attractions in their own right.

"It's always all about the animals, but it's also about giving our guests a more enjoyable time while they're here and extending the experience when they come in the gate," explained Al Zone, executive director of Elmwood Park Zoo.

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