It's Personal: Are the stars aligning for a Center City retail boom?

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012
It is easy to be a cynic when it comes to the lack of big-name retailing in downtown Philadelphia. For the many years of hype that gentrification would and should turn Center City into a mini-Manhattan of shopping, time and again the market has proved boosters wrong, with major players repeatedly skipping bets in the core of the nation's fifth-largest city.
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