Could Fashion District Philadelphia turn Market East around?

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Hosts of The Why, Shai Ben-Yaacov and Annette John-Hall, get a sneak peak of the new Fashion District Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Hosts of The Why, Shai Ben-Yaacov and Annette John-Hall, get a sneak peak of the new Fashion District Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Fashion District Philadelphia, the shiny and new revamp of the old Gallery mall, has been open for a week now. Hosts Shai Ben-Yaacov and Annette John-Hall look at the many failed attempts to revitalize the Market East neighborhood, including a broken deal with Disney. Why has this promising section of downtown Philadelphia struggled, and why could it be different this time?

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