Democracy For Point Breeze?

Evan M. Lopez | The City Paper

  • Realizing the relative lack of competition within the Philadelphia hotel market, Hersha Hospitality Trust has purchased the Rittenhouse for $42 million. “While The Rittenhouse remains a Philadelphia hospitality treasure, we believe that room exists for enhancements that will continue the hotel’s exceptional reputation and begin to tell an exciting new ‘Philadelphia Story’ about the city that is our home and has our hearts,” said CEO Jay H. Shah.
  • Plan Philly elaborates on an Inquirer article that discusses the faulty designs of Independence Mall’s President’s House, which only opened 14 months ago. Moisture problems have caused some video panels that relate the narrative of Washington’s slaves to malfunction.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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