Sunday, April 7, 2013
Fire companies from Horsham and the region are working to extinguish a fire on Blair Mill Road in Horsham.
Fire crews in Horsham have contained a three-alarm fire on Blair Mill and Briarwood roads, and are working to put it out completely. The fire, which broke out 1:43 p.m. Sunday, was brought under control at 3:30 p.m., according to Horsham Fire Co. Chief Tim Flanagan. The blaze started as a brush fire in front of the leasing office at the Blair Mill Apartments, 298 Blair Mill Road and quickly spread to the building, which contained seven offices, three of which were unoccupied, according to officials. "Wind was a significant factor," Flanagan said, adding that it moved to the soffets and "within minutes the roof was on fire." Stay tuned to Patch for updates as they become available. To make sure you don’t miss updates on this story, or …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Three men have been charged with allegedly selling heroin from a Horsham man's home.
Three men have been arrested in connection with alleged drug dealing at a Horsham Township residence, authorities said. Israel Martinez, 26, of North Fairhill Street in Philadelphia, Francisco Cintron, 29, of Rosehill Street in Philadelphia and Raymond Giordano, 42, of Blair Mill Road in Horsham, were arrested on felony drug charges in connection with allegedly selling heroin at Giordano’s home. On Feb. 6 at 8:40 p.m., Montgomery County Drug Task Force officers from Horsham, Hatboro, Upper Moreland and Cheltenham police departments executed a search warrant at Giordano’s home at 36 Blair Mill Road, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. The warrant was obtained after an investigation revealed heroin was being sold …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Speed Raceway representatives said the Horsham location, at the former Walmart in Village Mall, will open by the end of July.
Two tracks, 54 go karts, seven-minute-long races. Those are the main components fueling the second Speed Raceway franchise, an indoor racing facility, which is expected to open in Horsham's Village Mall next month. Co-owner Travis Thompson gave Patch an inside look at the evolution of the 106,000-square-foot former Walmart building, which when complete, will serve as the nexus for green-and-black battery-powered race cars able to travel up to 50 miles per hour. "There's very few in the country that have two tracks," Thompson said of the 30 other similar centers nationwide. From there, it's just simple numbers: 44 adult go karts, 10 for kids; 10 races per track for 20 total at a time. Each race takes six to seven minutes to complete, …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The former Walmart store will be transformed into an indoor go kart racing facility.
It’s taken nearly a year of meetings, denials and an appeal, but investors behind a planned Speed Raceway got the green light from Horsham Township Council Monday night. The indoor kart racing facility will fill the 100,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Walmart at the nearly vacant Village Mall shopping center on Blair Mill Road. Travis Thompson, one of two investors involved in the $1 million project, said late Monday that the facility will tentatively open on July 4. Following the direction of Horsham Township attorney Mary Eberle, the governing body voted unanimously Monday to approve a settlement agreement with Speed Raceway applicants - including Thompson, president of Ivyland-based Suburban Marble and Granite, and Carl …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tom Sofield
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The zoning hearing board backed Horsham Township in its stance that Speed Raceway’s application is not a permissible use at the former Walmart site.
The shuttered Walmart on Blair Mill Road in Horsham will remain closed at least a while longer. The former anchor of the Village Mall had been the site of choice for a go kart racing facility as proposed by locals involved with the Speed Raceway indoor electric go kart racing franchise. But, on Tuesday, the Horsham zoning hearing board voted unanimously to deny the application “in its entirety.” Following the decision, Travis Thompson, one of a half dozen partners who had planned to finance the project, said he was not sure if an appeal of the board’s decision would be filed. Thompson, who was present at the meeting, said he needed to sit down this week with the partners and evaluate it. "We’re disappointed. We’re local guys," said …