Who’s got more rights to a street: the city, the shoppers who patronize the stores or the street vendors who work there?
Legalities aside, there probably isn’t a real answer. Everyone has a stake, everyone feels most invested. Particularly the vendors on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia, where a business corridor revitalization could make or break their sales, depending on how the city’s plans pan out.
Feed the Feed: How much consideration should the city give to its nontraditional business operators — like street vendors — when planning renovations? Is there a way for all parties to get a piece of the pie?