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Old 02-15-2019, 11:01 AM
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Some people just have to prove how much more authentic they are than everyone else.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PHLondoner View Post
Food aside, isn't Reading Terminal a "distinctly-Philly experience"? Am I missing the hundreds of identical markets around the country?

The vibe is, imo, VERY Philly. Very old-school, old-world, east coast, hustle and bustle. People watching: locals shopping for groceries, businessmen grabbing a bite for lunch, tourists snapping photos. Amish, chinese, thai, italian...- it's merchants are diverse and representative of the region, the sites and smells are eclectic and interesting. Again, all this aside from food.

Not to bury the lead, but I think you're overthinking this one a bit.
Some Reading Terminal advocates were pitching it as an improved Faneuil Hall, so some people notice the similarity. And of course Reading Terminal has a Philly twist, just like:
  • The Ferry Building has a San Francisco twist
  • The French Market has a New Orleans twist
  • Chelsea Market has a NYC twist
  • Lexington Market has a Baltimore twist
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