Dark Market

    Philadelphia’s Market East will remain dark and under-used for at least the next 45 days. The bill introduced last week by Council members Frank DiCicco and Jim Kenney to revamp Market Street between Seventh and 13th streets has been put on hold.


    As you may recall from a Feed last week, the councilmen proposed the idea of making Market East a glitzy, glammy, gaudy mecca of neon signs and billboards as a way to keep shoppers on the strip and bring in revenue.

    The Planning Commission has asked for a 45-day extension before ruling, but based on the meeting recap from PlanPhilly, the commission has several points of contention with the bill.

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