Market East


Morning Headlines: Vaguely Plausible Plans to Demolish, Build at 11th and Market

Philadelphia’s stagnating retail corridor on the east side of Market Street might finally get a major wake-up call, and we’re not talking about the Gallery. […]


Morning Headlines: Market8 Gets Three Political Endorsements

Market8 has been endorsed yet again, this time by state and local legislators: Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Michael O’Brien, and Councilman Mark Squilla. They join […]


Philadelphia’s Most Endangered Properties 2013

The big news that was embargoed until this morning yet released yesterday anyway is the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 11th Annual Endangered Properties List. […]


PREIT’s Plans for the Gallery Are Less Elusive. Sort Of.

The mysterious game-changing redevelopment project PREIT has planned for the Gallery has become a little less elusive. Sort of. Since October, PREIT has dropped more hints […]

City Life

Q&A: Franklin Flea Founder Mark Vevle

The same day that we learned that the Brooklyn Flea brand failed here in Philadelphia, we also learned that its locally based manager, Mark Vevle, […]


Revitalization of Girard Square Announced at 2116 Chestnut Grand Opening

Today was the grand opening of 2116 Chestnut (left), a 34-story residential building that already has more than 100 people moved in. Deputy Mayor Alan […]


Is Bloomingdale’s Coming to the Gallery?

HughE Dillon over at PhillyChitChat says that the Bloomie’s folks have been here four times to look at the Burlington Coat Factory space, and the […]


Congratulations, PREIT–the Gallery Is All Yours

As of yesterday, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) officially owns the Kmart at Ninth and Market–the one it paid $60 million for even though […]


Design Advocacy Group Bashes Bart But Says Casino Should Be Downtown

The Design Advocacy Group is a collaborative of very smart people: urban planners, architects, designers and likeminded guardians of the aesthetic who advocate for quality […]

philadelphia casinos

Philly’s New Casinos, Plus the Apparently Related Crappy Basement of a Complete Stranger

There are six proposals for Philadelphia’s next casino, and you know wherever things ends up, people will complain. So let’s forestall the inevitable moaning and […]