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Old 09-15-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Upper Darby is getting worse every day it seems. It doesn't even have a Regal cinema anymore, or a Turf Club, or a Sears, or a Staples, or a Marshalls, or a CVS, or an Old Country Buffet, or a Pep Boys. Crime is horrific in the area and heroin needles can be found littered on the sidewalks. Have you ever seen the shopping center known as Barclay Square? The stores all have burglar bars on them, and right after the Family Dollar there opened sometime in the last year, a thief sprayed security guards with mace. Around the same time, two thieves shot a security guard at the Marshalls with a stun gun. I've read about the homeless living in the abandoned Sears building. Upper Darby High School has a bullying epidemic, and did you hear the "naked" truth about what happened there one unforgettable day last year?
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Upper Darby is getting worse every day it seems. It doesn't even have a Regal cinema anymore, or a Turf Club, or a Sears, or a Staples, or a Marshalls, or a CVS, or an Old Country Buffet, or a Pep Boys. Crime is horrific in the area and heroin needles can be found littered on the sidewalks. Have you ever seen the shopping center known as Barclay Square? The stores all have burglar bars on them, and right after the Family Dollar there opened sometime in the last year, a thief sprayed security guards with mace. Around the same time, two thieves shot a security guard at the Marshalls with a stun gun. I've read about the homeless living in the abandoned Sears building. Upper Darby High School has a bullying epidemic, and did you hear the "naked" truth about what happened there one unforgettable day last year?
You're just sad.

Upper Darby never had a Regal Cinema, for one. And by the way, Upper Darby has multiple CVS stores. It's a large township, not just 19082.

Crime is horrific where, exactly?

Huh? That mase spraying was at 69th St. Haha, and you think Marshall's is in Barclay Square too? Wow.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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From my experience, Thai food is always overpriced in America (maybe not on the West Coast).
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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and on the waterfront/riverfront in Wilmington DE fit the "expensive" description. The Wilmington one was no bargain despite being in a state with lower taxes than PA. .
Ha, no, Wilmington food prices are not cheaper just because of the no taxes (not lower taxes, no food / shopping taxes). Although you were probably just talking about saving a couple of bucks on the taxes, but really, how much of a bargain do you expect that to amount to? The thai place you reference (I will say I like the food there - a friendly, little old grandmother is involved in the cooking) is in a premium spot on the water with high rent. No cheap restaurant could afford to be there. The prices are cheaper at their original small take-out place in the Riverfront Market nearby.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:08 AM
 
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Most of the "authentic Thai" places in Philly are run by Lao families. The cuisines, like the languages, are similar but not exactly the same.

You can get "thai style food" at a Chinese place but you might as well be ordering Italian food. The only thing similar are the noodles.

If you want good thai food from people who grew up eating it and cooking it you can try Sawatdee on South St., Chabaa in Manayunk, Erawan in Center City, or Circles in South Philly/Northern Liberties.
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