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Old 08-16-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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Shocker... Those same people are why Ardmore is so late to the development game, but there are finally some large scale projects in that area.

Bala never had a small town, walkable vibe like Ardmore or Media, so you think people would applaud development, but it all comes down to cranky neighbors who do not like change.
I'm in some local Facebook groups -- some of the outrage to multi-use developments is incredible. A fraction of it is valid as there are legitimate school enrollment (growth) issues in LM and some traffic concerns with certain projects, but it's so over the top.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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I'm in some local Facebook groups -- some of the outrage to multi-use developments is incredible. A fraction of it is valid as there are legitimate school enrollment (growth) issues in LM and some traffic concerns with certain projects, but it's so over the top.
I just went on a rant in the Newtown square thread lol. I truly do not understand, people will make up these absurd ridiculous reasons to keep everything exactly how they like it. Or they will make stupid comments like this "area used to be nice". I see it all the time in the Media development group on Facebook.
How was Media nicer before?! It was a tired borough until about a decade ago. I am so proud and happy when I visit Media, every restuarant and bar is packed, there are tons of options, there is a new hotel, the mall is getting redeveloped, new homes, etc. Yet its condemned by some older time...

Not very neighborly or welcoming if you ask me.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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I just went on a rant in the Newtown square thread lol. I truly do not understand, people will make up these absurd ridiculous reasons to keep everything exactly how they like it. Or they will make stupid comments like this "area used to be nice". I see it all the time in the Media development group on Facebook.
How was Media nicer before?! It was a tired borough until about a decade ago. I am so proud and happy when I visit Media, every restuarant and bar is packed, there are tons of options, there is a new hotel, the mall is getting redeveloped, new homes, etc. Yet its condemned by some older time...

Not very neighborly or welcoming if you ask me.
The "why" is an easy one. Many people inherently dislike change. It can be scary and pull people out of their comfort zones.

The "what to do about it" is a little more difficult as some of these NIMBY/anti-progress groups have quite a bit of sway on local zoning and approval processes. Honestly though, they're all fighting a losing battle as market demand always trumps nostalgia.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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NoLibs Target now open, 6th and Spring Garden
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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The "why" is an easy one. Many people inherently dislike change. It can be scary and pull people out of their comfort zones.

The "what to do about it" is a little more difficult as some of these NIMBY/anti-progress groups have quite a bit of sway on local zoning and approval processes. Honestly though, they're all fighting a losing battle as market demand always trumps nostalgia.
Trump won the presidency, in part, by pushing the nostagia angle so, no, market demand, that you are referring to, doesn't always work.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:15 PM
 
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https://www.phillymag.com/business/2...quiet-fanfare/

Northern Liberties Target opened.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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Already posted but, thanks.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Zahav duo planning to open a restaurant in Kensington - Philly

Fishtown/ Kensington continuing to build their culinary presence.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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Trump won the presidency, in part, by pushing the nostagia angle so, no, market demand, that you are referring to, doesn't always work.
Well, Trump used nostagia to describe the change he "promised," but the market (country) was SO ready for a new product (type of politician). Literally anyone who seemed non-Washington was going to get elected last term IMO no matter what they said.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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Clothing retail news, Kate Spade coming to KoP.
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