Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Restaurant development in the Horizon Center came about after the township denied a strip mall, Council President Joe Knowles said.
For fans of the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Egg McMuffin, there’s good news coming to Trevose. A new McDonald’s is planned adjacent to the Chipolte restaurant at 3580 Horizon Blvd. On Monday, Bensalem council approved a developer’s agreement and record plan with the property owner. In April, the owners appealed a zoning issue dealing with signage that was later approved. Council President Joe Knowles told Patch that the McDonald’s development is part of a court settlement that came about when the owners wanted to build a hotel on the site. “The hotel didn’t work out and then they proposed a strip mall and it was denied,” Knowles said. “We settled on allowing three stand-alone pads instead.” One of the pads went to Chipolte, the second …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Rick Larrimore, a Rod Stewart Tribute act, performed at the TD Bank Amphitheater on Wednesday night.
Photos from Rick Larrimore's Rod Stewart tribute Wednesday evening at the TD Bank Amphitheater.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Country Bride and Gent a longtime success in Bensalem.
Trish Burkholder always knew she wanted to own a bridal store. "As a little girl I was fascinated and infatuated by bridal gowns and accessories and everything that went into it," said the King of Prussia native. "I remember watching the wedding of Tricia Nixon in the Rose Garden and I thought it was the most romantic event." Today, Trish and husband Ed own two bridal stores -- The Country Bride and Gent in Bensalem and the Lansdale area. Their sales volume -- in helping couples with their weddings and proms -- puts them in the top 10 percent of independent bridal stores in the country. Trish earned a degree in marketing and business, with an emphasis in fashion merchandising, from the University of Dayton. She started her retail career as…
Friday, April 13, 2012
New ownership group taking over after January closing
The SONIC drive-in restaurant on Street Road, which opened in 2008 and closed in January, will soon reopen under new ownership and management. The franchise plans to hire 80-100 employees, 20-40 of which will be full time, according to company officials. Don Welsh, one of three members of a SONIC franchise group, said the restaurant will reopen next month. "We're shooting for mid to late May," he said. "We're going to a lot of remodeling," he added. That includes new kitchen equipment, redone bathrooms and new patio furniture. Welsh, a Chester County resident, indicated reopening the Bensalem site was an easy decision for his group, which owns and operates eight other SONICs in Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster counties. "Bensalem is a great…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Landis started with his neighbor's lawn as a pre-teen & now has about 80 customers.
Brian Landis was 11 or 12 when he started cutting his neighbor's lawn on Williamson Court. Today he manicures 19 of the 30 lawns on the block along with about 60 others in lower Bucks. And he has two trucks, several employees and bigger plans for the future. His mother, Kathy Doran, isn't surprised. "Even when he was little you'd see him with his little bubble lawnmower in the backyard behind his dad when he cut the grass," she said. "It's something he enjoys," she added. Landis -- now 21 and pursuing a degree in landscape architecture and business entrepreneurships at Temple University -- recently became sole proprietor of Landis Lawn Care Maintenance. He used to just cut his neighbors' lawns. Today he works about 60 hours a week in …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Young ladies pick out their free dresses at Golden Asp.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Three more township businesses added their generosity to the inaugural Community Prom Pride Project on the same day two Bensalem High School seniors picked out their free dresses. Pro Hair Salon, Salon Montage and Sport Clips are offering their services free of charge, joining Golden Asp, The Country Bride and Gent and Barbara's Floral Designs in helping seniors Danielle Martin, Artina Nimpson, Juan Morales Gonzales and Kristofer Sippel get to their prom next month. Under the program, 23 students who overcame personal challenges in their young lives were nominated by guidance counselors and social workers, with four students ultimately chosen by Supervisor of Pupil Services Tammy Wood. "The accomplishments and struggles that each of these …
Monday, April 2, 2012
No opening date set for Marlin and Ray's seafood.
The Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Rockhill Drive has been permanently closed and will be replaced with a seafood restaurant. Spokeswoman Meredith Hammond said the restaurant, which opened across the street from Neshaminy Mall in June 2000, was closed March 18. "This is a conversion to a Marlin and Ray's seafood restaurant," she said while explaining that that franchise is also owned and operated by Ruby Tuesday Inc. Remodeling crews have been at the Rockhill Drive site for several days, with some passersby thinking Ruby Tuesday was getting a makeover to coincide with its recently upgraded menu. Hammond said an opening date for the new restaurant has not been set. She said the employees of the closed restaurant, totaling about 40, have been …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Do you know of any notable people, places or events that aren’t already marked in Bensalem?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites individuals, public agencies and private organizations to nominate historic properties, people or events possessing statewide or national significance for PHMC’s State Historical Marker Program. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. The State Historical Marker Program helps communities throughout Pennsylvania recognize, preserve and promote their history for the education and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Since 1914, PHMC has been marking Pennsylvania history, first with bronze plaques and later with the more than 2,600 familiar blue and gold markers that dot streets and highways. The cast aluminum markers tell the stories of Native Americans and early settlers…
Explore all your local library has to offer.
It's not just about books anymore. Forget the idea of the musty old library with a thousand copies of old novels and only one, highly-worn copy of the latest bestseller. The Bensalem branch of the Bucks County Public Library system is modernized, digitized, and optimized to bring the widest variety of Bensalem residents into the building. “The community is so diverse, and therefore, we need to be diverse,” Pat Stephenson, librarian and youth services assistant, told Bensalem Patch. Stephenson wants the full services of the library be brought to the public's attention. And those services are vast. Not only can residents borrow physical media from any of the Bucks County branches, they can also have that media shipped free-of-charge to the …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Bensalem's Field Hockey team lost to Neshaminy, 6-0, on Thursday, September 15 in Langhorne.
Photo Gallery of Bensalem's Field Hockey game against Neshaminy on Thursday, September 15.