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Starr CFO Bruce Koch Passes Away

Starr Restaurants Chief Financial Officer Bruce Koch died Tuesday, January 26th after suffering a stroke on Saturday. Koch was 60 years-old. In addition to being the CFO […]

Property

After the Hangover: How Old City Finally Sobered up and Crafted a Grown-up Vision for Itself

We called it the “Land of 1,000 Snookis,” and judging by the wounded comments we got, that hurt. In the 2010 story “What the Hell Happened […]

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Business

10 Biggest Business Deals of 2015

Philadelphia businesses made plenty of big moves in 2015. Everybody’s favorite coffee roaster got a new owner, two big universities announced a merger, and virtually every hospital […]

Foobooz

Gastronaut: Hey, Santa …

Dear Santa, Hey, big guy. It’s me again. Over the years I’ve made a habit of coming to you every December and selflessly burning up […]

Citified

Philly’s Political Elders Lament the Lack of Millennials Running for Office

Mayor Michael Nutter is in that glorious final phase of his tenure where he’s calling things exactly as he sees them. With seven weeks left […]

The Scene

The Continental Turns 20

Stephen Starr’s Continental celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with a party on Sunday night bringing together original servers from the week the restaurant opened, alumni servers […]

Property

Starr Catering to Have “State of the Art Office Headquarters” on North Broad

The recent sale of Stephen Starr’s catering arm won’t alter the redevelopment plans at the Studebaker Building at 667 North Broad Street, Eric Blumenfeld, president of EB […]

Foobooz

Stephen Starr Sells Catering Arm

Stephen Starr has sold his Starr Events catering division – a $40 million business – to TrustHouse Services. The deal gives TrustHouse, a top-six contract food […]

Business

Stephen Starr Sells Catering Group

Stephen Starr has sold the catering arm of Starr Restaurants — a $40 million business that provides food for weddings, corporate events and cultural institutions. TrustHouse […]

Foobooz

Back By Popular Demand: The Best Food Instagrams Of The Week

We did it last week, and now we’re bringing it back again–the best food Instagrams of the week from Philly chefs, restaurants and diners. You […]

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The First Phase of The Playground Is Opening This Weekend

With record speed, the first phase of The Playground, known as “T Street,” is officially opening its doors to the public this Friday in Atlantic City. The Playground […]

Business

Stephen Starr on Entrepreneurship and Trusting His Gut Instincts

In BizPhilly’s quest to cover entrepreneurship and innovation, we’re always interested in picking the brains of some of the most successful people in town. How did they […]

Foobooz

Summer School: Learn To Make Sushi At Pod

Stephen Starr’s Pod will teach you how to make sushi this summer. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from June 22 through August 12, eight diners […]

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Cinco de Mayo Roundup: Where to Eat and Drink as the 5th of May Approaches

With Cinco de Mayo just a week away, we over at Foobooz Headquarters decided we could no longer put off going through the folder we […]

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Franklin Square Opens for the Season This Week [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Franklin Square will begin operation this Friday, but, due to the impending snowstorm, organizers have moved its spring kickoff festivities to Thursday, March 26th at noon. […]