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Will South Philly Beat Out Center City for a Casino?

Tomorrow the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board holds a special meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at which it publicly votes on who gets Philadelphia’s second […]


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 […]


Market8 Gets Thumbs Up From Wash West Civic Association

One of the remaining bidders for Philadelphia’s casino license just got some local support in addition to its last endorsements: a blessing from the Washington […]


Market8 Group: ‘Understands Dynamics of African-American Community’

Today Market8, one of the five remaining contenders for Philadelphia’s casino license, announced new endorsements for its project: those of the Philadelphia NAACP; the Urban […]


Market8 Releases New Rendering for Casino Complex

One of the six contenders for Philadelphia’s second casino license, Market8 — an investor group helmed by Ken Goldenberg and Ira Luber, among others — […]

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Inga Saffron: Steve Wynn Should Get the P.T. Barnum Award

Is there anything more delicious than a critic who’s ticked off? When the New Yorker‘s Anthony Lane hates a movie, you know you’re in for […]


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 […]

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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 […]