The potential partnership between the two Philadelphia clubs could give The Union League a home golf course, while helping Torresdale Frankford through its financial struggles. Torresdale Frankford recently considered a sale of its buildings and parking to Holy Family University, but that deal fell through.
As controversy and confusion lingers over the plans of First Montgomery Group, which bought the Cherry Hill, N.J. property at auction in May, over 100 military families enjoyed a Sunday outing after being invited via e-mail. The military connection is important to the new owner because it rents to many who serve at local bases.
First Montgomery Group, which paid $10.1 million for the Cherry Hill, N.J., club in May, is applying to the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for a “special permit for a golf facility.” A representative of ABC said that rather than buying a costly license, applicants for the permit pay an annual fee of $2,000 and must undergo a background check.