Friday, August 10, 2012
One man exposed himself, another surreptitiously videotaped a woman.
Editor's note: This article contains some graphic language. A couple of unsettling events at Exton Square Mall recently have police asking the public for help in finding the culprits. The following information comes from the West Whiteland Police Department: Lewdness and Harassment A customer in the Marshall’s Store in the Festivals at Exton Shopping Center reported encountering a man inside who was trying to photograph or video-record under her skirt. The victim was shopping on Friday 7/27/12 at about 2 p.m. when she felt something touch her leg. She looked down and saw a man on one knee, arm outstretched and holding a cell phone between the victim’s legs. She confronted him about his behavior at which point he got up and walked off …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The mall's parent company has released a new app to assist shoppers.
Exton Square Mall, an affiliate of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), has released a new app help busy shoppers save time and money. The previous app helped users find stores, restaurants and entertainment at Exton Square and other PREIT Malls. Stores information, including specials, hours, directions and contact information, is accessible through the app. The new version features a product search option, powered by Google, which will make it easy to find specific items at participating mall stores. The Advantages "The new app will have a great appeal to younger shoppers and busy moms," said Maureen Weir, Senior Marketing Director of Springfield Mall, also operated by PREIT. "It helps comparison shop by brand, style, …
Monday, June 25, 2012
JM Cigars stocked 'designer drugs,' despite being warned they were made illegal in 2011, according to the Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Chester County District Attorney's office. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the execution of a search warrant at JM Cigars in Exton. The police recovered over 1,000 doses of alleged synthetic drugs at the cigar store. The Uwchlan Township Police Department spearheaded the search, assisted by the Chester County District Attorney’s HIDTA Strike Force. Synthetic drugs go by many names: bath salts, synthetic marijuana, spice, salvia, potpourri, and others. These so-called "designer drugs" are analogues of traditional illegal drugs, such as cocaine and PCP, often with only slight chemical alterations in an attempt to evade prosecution. These drugs can cause symptoms …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The 350-plus unit senior living community planned for East Swedesford Road lost its sponsorship.
Makemie at Whiteland, a "premier Senior Living Community" that was slated to open in 2013 on the western edge of East Whiteland, will not be built. Multiple news sources are reporting the project's sponsor has abandoned the project due to insufficient sales. According to Philadelphia Business Journal, Presby’s Inspired Life issued a statement saying it decided to pull the plug after failing to meet a 70-percent threshold in pre-sales. “Presby has not been able to obtain this despite its best efforts. Due to the shortfall in pre-sale deposits and the unlikeliness of an increase in the near future due to market conditions, the board of directors of Presby’s Inspired Life voted to exercise its right to terminate the asset purchase agreement …