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Do you know where they are relocating. I think they should relocate in the Hercules Building because it is mostly vacant because of Hercules Inc. no longer existing.
The article says they are staying in their current building.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:35 PM
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SAP to add nearly 400 jobs in Pennsylvania

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Global enterprise software company SAP will add nearly 400 jobs in Pennsylvania over the next three years, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday, and 150 of those high-wage jobs are coming to the Philadelphia region.

The positions are coming to SAP's U.S. headquarters in Newtown Township as well as a $72.2 million expansion to SAP's footprint in Pittsburgh, where it will hire 242, for a total of 392 statewide.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:37 PM
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DuPont to spend $200M to upgrade Wilmington facility, create incubator

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Delaware-based DuPont will spend $200 million modernizing its century old research facility including updates that will create an incubator for third-party science companies, multiple media outlets report.

"I'm really excited about our plans for 2017," Breen said. "You are going to see more announcements from DuPont."
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:24 PM
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The article says they are staying in their current building.
The article said that they sold the property to Buccini Pollin so I thought that means that they are relocating.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:39 PM
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The article said that they sold the property to Buccini Pollin so I thought that means that they are relocating.
No, read it again. They are indeed selling it, but they are going to lease the property long term from the new owner. It doesn't make much sense for corporations to own real estate. Selling it and leasing it from the new owner makes sense.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2017, 2:32 AM
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No, read it again. They are indeed selling it, but they are going to lease the property long term from the new owner. It doesn't make much sense for corporations to own real estate. Selling it and leasing it from the new owner makes sense.
Oh, now I see. This article however does a better job explaining this.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...ters/96341886/

It says that Buccini/Pollin 's renovation on the building will turn it into a more mixed-use style building with more retail.

Do you think that because of this renovation, Chemours will just stay in the DuPont Building?
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Opening date set for 3 new Jose Garces-led restaurants at Tropicana Atlantic City

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Old Posted Jan 11, 2017, 3:26 PM
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Oh, now I see. This article however does a better job explaining this.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...ters/96341886/

It says that Buccini/Pollin 's renovation on the building will turn it into a more mixed-use style building with more retail.

Do you think that because of this renovation, Chemours will just stay in the DuPont Building?
Maybe they will lease space in other buildings, the article just made it seem as if they were staying in their current building.
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Oh, now I see. This article however does a better job explaining this.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...ters/96341886/

It says that Buccini/Pollin 's renovation on the building will turn it into a more mixed-use style building with more retail.

Do you think that because of this renovation, Chemours will just stay in the DuPont Building?
They are staying for some time per the article. 15 year lease.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...ters/96341886/

Not sure whether they will need to lease additional space in other buildings if/when they grow. But there is presently empty office space on which they'll get first dibs under the terms of the agreement. Personally, I wanted Chemours to come to Philly, but I can't really begrudge Wilmington this score. Very significant and important to that city.
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Revel Casino - now branded as TEN - reopening February 20th with or with a Casino license

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Drove by the Wilmington Residents Inn Marriott project today. The exterior hasn't changed much but the interior is starting to come along. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture.
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Just a question of interest, how do you upload images from your desktop onto this website? I only see an option to add a url but no way to upload images.
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3 local fintech companies to hire combined 400 new employees in 2017

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Three suburban financial technology companies said they plan to hire a combined 400 new employees this year, but they say the regional talent pool is struggling to keep pace with the fast-growing, niche industry.

eMoney Advisor, a software provider for financial advisors and their clients, has just over 400 employees, with roughly 350 in Radnor and the remainder in San Diego, where its customer service operations are based. The firm added 100 employees last year and plans to do the same this year. In both cases, most of the new hires will be added to its Radnor office.

The firm relocated from its longtime home in Conshohocken in late 2015 to the Radnor Corporate Center, where it doubled its space to occupy 80,000 square feet. That will be enough to accommodate future growth, CEO Ed O’Brien said.

O’Brien, who replaced founder and longtime CEO Edmond Walters last year shortly after the company was acquired by Fidelity Investments, said he expects to see 20 to 30 percent revenue growth over the next five years. The company said it has grown its revenue by 31 percent increase in revenue since year-end 2015 and by nearly 59 percent increase in revenue since Fidelity acquired it in February 2015.

Like eMoney, corporate tax compliance software provider Vertex said it plans to hire roughly 100 new employees this year — the same number it hired last year. The company is consolidating local offices space from its headquarters in Berwyn and two additional offices in Chesterbook and King of Prussia to one location. Vertex will assume 150,000 square feet in the Renaissance Corporate Center in King of Prussia in June. The firm currently has 850 employees, 600 of which are local.

Colleen Stratton is the global human resources leader of the workforce development team at Oaks-based SEI Investments Co., a financial services company that provides investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions.

She said SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) will hire 200 new employees this year, something it has done for at least the past five years. The firm has grown from 1,900 to 2,650 local employees since 2011 and from 2,400 to 3,200 company wide during the same span.
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Just a question of interest, how do you upload images from your desktop onto this website? I only see an option to add a url but no way to upload images.
More than one option, but this is what I like to use. If you have a Flickr account, go to the share arrow and copy the "BBC" info and then cut and paste onto SSP.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2017, 2:38 AM
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Posh health club to take over Macy's building in Suburban Square as Ardmore evolves

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At the Macy’s building in Ardmore’s Suburban Square, the push-ups won’t be in the lingerie section anymore.

Shuttered by the troubled department-store chain early last year, the late 1920s building is being retrofitted into what will be one of the first Pennsylvania locations for the expanding upscale health-club operator Life Time Fitness Inc.

For Kimco, the conversion of the Suburban Square Macy’s is part of a $70 million renovation plan that also includes a new four-level, 625-space parking garage with ground-floor retail space and an expansion of the mall’s Trader Joe’s food market.

Life Time Fitness will occupy almost 79,000 square feet of the approximately 100,000-square-foot Macy’s building near the mall's center, with most of the structure’s remaining space going to a branch of Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s West Elm furniture chain, Rogers said.

Both are scheduled to open in October, she said.

Other previously unannounced leases at the mall include blow-drying salon Drybar LLC, scheduled to open later this year, and manicure chain Anthony Vince Nail Spa, which should open in early 2018, Rogers said.

Plans are in the works for additional multifamily projects in the vicinity that would increase the area's density and walkability even more, further boosting the ranks of potential health-club patrons and mall visitors, Howton said.

Those projects include developer Carl Dranoff’s 110-unit One Ardmore proposal on a nearby Cricket Avenue parking lot and a 77-unit development at 47-65 Cricket Avenue planned by Pete Staz and Peter Spain of Core Development.
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Amazon plots huge fulfillment center in Maryland, 700 new jobs expected

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Amazon.com Inc. is expected to announce next week a new 1.15-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Cecil County, Maryland according to several sources familiar with the deal, giving the online retailer a facility to rival its existing center in Pennsylvania's Lehigh County.

The distribution center will be the online retail giant's second in Maryland, where it employs several thousand workers at a warehouse off Interstate 95 in Southeast Baltimore. The new Cecil County project that will create 700 jobs over the next three years.
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$585,000 State grant awarded to Wilmington hotel project at 13 x Market (and a few other projects)

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Another $38.6 million worth of redevelopment projects in five downtowns will move forward, thanks in part to support from Delaware taxpayers.

Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday announced 16 commercial, residential and mixed-use projects throughout the state that will share nearly $3.6 million in state grants provided by the Downtown Development Districts program.

Created in 2014, the initiative's goal is to use a relatively small amount of public funding to attract larger investments from private developers in central corridors blighted by vacant buildings and economic stagnation. Including the projects announced Tuesday, the DDD program has awarded $17.7 million in grants to help support about $329 million in private investment.

"In an ideal world, you wouldn't have to put any public money in," Markell said. "But when you get this kind of thing going and other private investors see the kind of investment being here, they will follow."

Wilmington, Dover and Seaford were the first districts chosen for the program. Five more were added last summer: Smyrna, Milford, Harrington, Georgetown and Laurel.

Approved development projects in those downtowns can receive up to 20 percent of eligible construction costs in the form of rebates awarded by the Delaware State Housing Authority after work is completed. The cities, towns and county governments also have contributed their own incentives to sweeten the pot.

The latest round of funding was announced inside the historic First National Bank on Northwest Front Steet in Milford. Located in the heart of the city's downtown, the building has been vacant since April 2015 when its most recent tenant, M&T Bank, consolidated its local operations to a branch on U.S. 113.

The restaurant chain Touch of Italy purchased the property last summer and is renovating the building for an April opening of its sixth location, a project backed by a $50,000 DDD grant from a pool of smaller awards not included in Tuesday's announcement. The new restaurant is expected to include sit-down seating, a bar in the former bank vault and two pizza ovens. Once finished, the eatery will employ about 30 people.

Co-owner Bob Ciprietti said the availability of the DDD grants is one of the reasons he and business partner Joe Curzi took on the new investment.

"We didn't know we were going to get the grant, but we knew we fit the criteria to qualify," co-owner Bob Ciprietti said. "It gives us some extra working capital to make the building better and invest more in our people."

Touch of Italy is one of three projects in downtown Milford to win grants this year.

Milford developer Dan Bond was awarded nearly $136,000 to support his planned renovation of the former Lou's Bootery building across the street. Founded by Louis Pikus, the store operated for 64 years but has been vacant since the death of his son, Milford City Councilman S. "Skip" Pikus in 2015.

Bond said he plans to use the DDD grant and a historic restoration grant program to fund about 40 percent of an $873,000 renovation that will allow him to sign a new tenant on the ground floor while adding a pair of two-bedroom apartments upstairs.

About a block south, a $279,000 DDD grant will be used to support a $1.5 million renovation of the former Milford Skating Center into additional office space for the engineering firm Davis, Bowen and Friedel.

Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe credited the program with helping to fill some sore spots in the ongoing redevelopment in the city's downtown business district.

"Downtown Milford has been growing for a number of years, but the challenge with a lot of downtowns is that you get six businesses move in, but two more move out," he said. "M&T Bank and Lou's Bootery were at the corner of the busiest corridor through Milford so having them both vacant at the same time was difficult, but thankfully with the DDD, we're getting projects that will bring more people downtown."

Two-thirds of the grant funding announced Tuesday was awarded to 11 projects in Wilmington. Of the nearly $2.4 million earmarked for the city, nearly a third was allocated to six projects along the Market Street corridor owned by the Buccini/Pollin Group.

Other projects in Delaware's largest city approved for DDD funding include $585,000 for a new seven-story hotel at 1300 Market St., $500,000 for an addition to the Mill co-working space in the Nemours Building on Orange Street, $396,000 for the renovation of a rental complex in the Quaker Hill neighborhood and $155,000 for the East Side Rising redevelopment project on East Seventh Street.


Projects in three other towns also were awarded funding Tuesday. Those grants include $132,000 for four affordable housing units on Dover's New Street, $195,000 for a 3,000-square-foot expansion of Connections' addiction management center in Harrington and $215,000 for the demolition and reconstruction of the Dairy Sweet building off U.S. 13 in Smyrna.

This week's DDD grant announcement is expected to be the last under Markell.

Another round of about $3.3 million in large grants will be awarded in mid-June – the remainder of the $7.9 million approved by the General Assembly for the current fiscal year.

However, it remains to be seen whether Gov.-elect John Carney will seek funding for the program in his first budget request. Lawmakers are staring down a $350 million budget gap in the coming fiscal year.

"I was a little doubtful when this legislation came before us," Senate Minority Leader Gary F. Simpson, R-Milford, said of the DDD program. "[But] from what I've seen ... I wish there was enough money in the budget to do it in every community."
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2017, 10:54 PM
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Sorry about the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center image not uploading for some reason, but here is the progress:

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Sorry about the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center image not uploading for some reason, but here is the progress:

How come the image isn't showing? I shared it on flickr and it's not showing. I tried iheartphilly's method and its not working. Does someone know why?

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^ there is a separate thread for the Comcast building http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...09240&page=263
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