Philly.com’s Emily Babay notes that many streets in Old City remain closed after yesterday’s two-alarm blaze that destroyed the Suit Corner. Market is closed to cars between 2nd and 4th, and 3rd Street is closed between Chestnut and Arch. Pedestrians can still walk on those streets.
Meanwhile, the Inquirer‘s Alfred Lubrano, Aubrey Whelan, and Mark Fazlollah have a story on the “end of an era” at 3rd and Market.
The Suit Corner, from 1972. Photo credit: City of Philadelphia, Dept. of Records. pic.twitter.com/LEOatiWexA
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Yes, there used to be stores known as the Pants Corner and the Tie Corner as well. And the entire Ginsberg clan owned them! Gary owned the Suit Corner, and his uncle Marvin owned the Shirt Corner diagonally across the streets. That was sold to developers last year, and collapsed while being demolished last month.
The Daily News also had a great photo of the smoke rising over Center City from across the river in Camden.