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Old 04-27-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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No I didn't ask Edmund Bacon.

City officials were in a tizzy that Center City was losing retail sales to the Cherry Hill Mall. They never stopped to realize that the sales went both ways. Why worry about the Cherry Hill Mall? It was accessible by public transportation.

The Rizzo administration went to the same Rouse who built the Cherry Hill Mall & Echelon Mall to build the Gallery. The Gallery was a suburban mall with a food court. ASAP, after the Gallery opened, Rouse put a food court into the Cherry Hill Mall then the rest of his malls. This was also the same Rouse who built Columbia, MD. In other words zero urban experience.
Well, of course, his nephew, Willard, had the ..... to convince folks that the city needed to end the height limit which was just a Gentlemen's Agreement anyway.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Well, of course, his nephew, Willard, had the ..... to convince folks that the city needed to end the height limit which was just a Gentlemen's Agreement anyway.
Willard went to Cherry Hill after his Liberty Place victory & assumed that he'd get his way again. Bought a former supper club restaurant building & presented his plans for a suburban skyscraper. That didn't work out according to his plans.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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LOL!!!! I had been working, in my career, for four years already by 1974!

Also the Center City commuter train connector tunnel, that you probably think has always been there, was not there yet.

And, "Rocky" had not been released.

That's how old the Gallery is.

Someone said it should all be torn down and started fresh. I agree with that. The renderings just made me go, "They're gonna make the same mistakes! It's still a bloody mall!"
*bow down*
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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No, no, no. I'm talking about before that. Before Wanamakers built their store. Before Sears. Before Gimbels.
The "anchor" was Korvettes.
Speaking of Wanamakers. The Wanamaker's Bldg, in CC, is for sale for at least $200 million. It's 97% occupied. And Macy's is closing the Suburban Sq store next year.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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Speaking of Wanamakers. The Wanamaker's Bldg, in CC, is for sale for at least $200 million. It's 97% occupied. And Macy's is closing the Suburban Sq store next year.
Thats unfortunate, is there a set reason why?

Or any plans of a replacement tenant?
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Thats unfortunate, is there a set reason why?

Or any plans of a replacement tenant?
I saw the announcement on philly.curbed.

Nothing about any replacement. For me it hasn't been the same since S&C closed years ago. I know I don't champion the suburbs very much on here but it does make me sad. Suburban Sq was very much a part of my growing up years.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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I saw the announcement on philly.curbed.

Nothing about any replacement. For me it hasn't been the same since S&C closed years ago. I know I don't champion the suburbs very much on here but it does make me sad. Suburban Sq was very much a part of my growing up years.
I'm guessing that since Macys likes to rent in the malls they'd like to also rent in center city.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm guessing that since Macys likes to rent in the malls they'd like to also rent in center city.
Huh? They're doing that in the Wanamaker Bldg.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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I'm guessing that since Macys likes to rent in the malls they'd like to also rent in center city.
We have Macy's in Center City.
Anytime I went to that Macy's in Suburban Sq, the selection is very limited.
But just like what kby01 said, I am saddened because you need an "anchor" store in my opinion in a shopping area. Expect a huge sale on that Macy (closing sale) around Feb - April 2016.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Huh? They're doing that in the Wanamaker Bldg.
I must have missed that. I thought that they had acquired the building when the May Company failed.
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