Midday Headlines: Big Changes in the Italian Market


• Expect to see an improved Italian Market this upcoming year. The Inquirer’s Jeff Gammage writes that the vacant outdoor stands will finally be filled by vendors.

Emma Jacobs of Newsworks highlights the progress of a 15-year renovation for St. Francis de Sales church in West Philadelphia. Slow and steady wins the race?

• “The new Cira Center + Evo are going to add so much to the skyline,” says reddit user NDPhilly in reference to the cool Philadelphia Skyscraper Diagram posted by user InfiniteRelease.

The Philadelphia Business Journal counts 11 Atlantic City casinos still standing. Why 11? The Atlantic City Casino Hotel just closed this past weekend.

• When exactly will the city do something with the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance campus at 4601 Market? Eyes on the Street Editor Ashley Hahn predicts a long road ahead for the project.

Lou Mancinelli of Naked Philly says the four-story West Philly home currently being built could still stick out from the rest of its neighbors.

• Let’s hope 2014 breaths new life into Atlantic City. Newsworks’ Phil Gregory reports on Gov. Christie’s revitalization plans for the new year.