Philadelphia’s Gallery Mall Is Ripe For Rebirth

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English: Map of Philadelphia County highlighting Center City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Has the Gallery’s time finally come – again?

Thirty-seven years after the Center City mall broke new ground in urban retailing, the Market East shopping center is anything but cutting-edge. It is tired, mismatched to its surroundings, and a drag on the wider Center City boom.

Its owner, publicly traded Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, has promised to reverse that. Just how and when, however, has been a bit hazy.

Now, there is increasing evidence that a critical mass is building and that perhaps, as promised by PREIT chief executive officer Joseph Coradino, a transformative project is near.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20140210_The_Gallery_mall_is_ripe_for_rebirth.html#uU7BTOvhCTStsI4z.99

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New Market District Brand Unveiled Iin Downtown York

Elsie Smith has only called York home for a few years. But her short time here has been filled and fulfilled with the energy of downtown York.

Smith’s design was chosen by Downtown Inc as the new brand image of the Market District of downtown York.

After years of driving through York on her motorcycle, Smith was attracted to retire here by the architecture, industrial art focus and growing energy, she said.

Smith wanted to be in the middle of it all, so she bought a home on Market Street.

Read more:  http://www.ydr.com/business/ci_22882156/new-market-district-brand-unveiled-downtown-york

Harrisburg’s Market Street Corridor Redevelopment Under Way?

…For a section of Market Street between Harrisburg‘s central business district and Cameron Street, idle could soon turn to active for an area littered with vacant properties.

This month brought the first stirring in the rebirth of the corridor lined with several old commercial and industrial buildings, including the former news and business offices of The Patriot-News Co. and the U.S. Postal Service’s soon-to-be vacated Keystone branch, both in the 800 block. An affiliate of Blue Bell-based developer Equilibrium Equities Inc. announced plans to redevelop the post office‘s 11-acre site…

To read the entire article from the Central Penn Business Journal, click here:  http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20110826/FRONTPAGE/110829904/On-the-mend?