Look At All These Zombies

Rick Nichols takes a look at the chainifying of Center City and wonders, do we have something to worry about?

The chains have scarfed up some of the most visible frontage in Center City, their deep pockets recasting the streetscape.

In the hospitality business more than most, perception is reality. And what I fear is not merely the dull tread of Applebee’s, but the mighty tsunami gathering in the distance – the character-assassinating invasion of the casinos.

Applebee’s and the chainifying of the city