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Bart Blatstein Wants to Buy Marketplace Design Center [UPDATED]

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An interior shot of the Marketplace Design Center by MikeWebkist via Flickr.

We’ve heard from multiple sources that developer Bart Blatstein is trying to finance the purchase of the Marketplace Design Center, best known as the sprawling¬†interior design center at 24th and Market that has 40 showrooms in more than 350,000 square feet. In actuality, the property for sale also includes an attached six-story building on 23rd Street, whose tenants include the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Human Resources office and the nonprofit MANNA.

In total, the buildings represent more than 470,000 square feet of space. Reports of the price tag have ranged from $40 to $50 million.

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Marketplace Design Center Is Up for Sale

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An interior shot of the Marketplace Design Center by MikeWebkist via Flickr.

The vast, capacious, ginormous, colossal, unbounded and tremendously large Marketplace Design Center building at 24th and Market is for sale. The building houses 40 design showrooms that cater especially to accredited designers who come alone or with clients when working on projects. While there are consumer hours, it’s rarely crowded, and walking the largely empty [...]

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