The Gallery: Past, Present, and Future

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The Gallery mall covered three blocks on Market Street in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The Gallery mall covered three blocks on Market Street in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Why do certain shopping experiences endure while others flounder? That question is at the center of the story of the Gallery in Philadelphia. On this episode of The Why, we look at the history of the mall, from its conception through its decline and closure, to its promised renaissance, and consider what could make it succeed — or fail?

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