Katie covers the people, places and things in Philadelphia’s suburbs.

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Dansko’s ‘ugly chic’ clogs made them millions. Can their tropical farm do the same?

Husband and wife Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot, founders of the famous Chester County-based clog company Dansko, officially retired from the $100 million company last January to pursue their next venture.

Resin maker moves to King of Prussia after 3 decades in Bala Cynwyd, citing excessive development

Purolite, a resin manufacturer, is moving its headquarters from Bala Cynwyd to King of Prussia. The relocation falls in line with other industrial companies moving to an area of KoP — Swedeland — currently in the midst of an expansion and development boom.

A Chester County town traded a new road for approval of a Giant supermarket. A family grocer is fighting back.

Developers wanted to bring a supermarket to East Brandywine, which has just one grocery store. The proposal set off an intense legal battle involving eminent domain that will soon enter its 10th year.

‘Everybody flooded in’: Black Friday got off to an early start at King of Prussia Mall

Meanwhile, at Center City’s Fashion District, crowds were pretty sparse on Friday morning, but it got busier as the day progressed.

Bucks County farmer wins supervisor seat, will serve with those who tried to upend his business

Caleb Torrice, owner of Tabora Farm & Orchard in Hilltown Township, says he's "going to make sure no other business has to go through" what he did.

Keystone Property Group sells offices to N.J. real estate firm for $34M

Conshohocken-based Keystone Property Group sold the Blue Bell offices Sentry Park 4 & 5 to Jersey City-based Hudson Equities for $34 million on Oct. 25.

Vanguard expands presence in Philly suburb, opens new building called Neptune

Mutual fund giant Vanguard opened a four-story, 225,000-square-foot office campus in Malvern. About 1,350 employees will begin to move in Monday.

King of Prussia investor buys 80 apartment complexes from N.Y. company charged with mortgage fraud

Morgan Properties closed a deal last week to buy 80 apartment complexes from Morgan Communities, whose founder, Robert C. Morgan, has been indicted on federal mortgage fraud charges.

YMCA pushes harder to turn away from ‘swim and gym’ in a competitive fitness industry

The YMCA is instead focused on another vision: Becoming America’s “charity of choice.”

Trio tried to sell drugs to school kids in Kensington, Pennsylvania AG says

Three people have been charged with felony drug crimes for attempting to sell heroin, meth and marijuana to children in Kensington.