Posts Tagged ‘Market East’

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

November 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Where the great Gimbels department store once stood a parking lot sits today. With the recent rejection of a casino license for the site, it looks like it may stay that way for now. Shadowbat has the story behind this long gone, cherished Philadelphia institution and the development black hole that is left in its place at 8th and Market > more

We Haven't Forgotten: Gimbels Thanksgiving Parade Was The First

We Haven’t Forgotten: Gimbels Thanksgiving Parade Was The First

November 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Another first Philadelphia can claim is inventing the Thanksgiving Day parade. Gimbels department store started it all in 1920. Kyrie Greenberg gives us the backstory on this iconic public celebration > more

Promising Developments For Center City Retail

Promising Developments For Center City Retail

April 25, 2014  |  Morning Blend

$70 million project envisioned for Chestnut Street, The Gallery gets a new tenant, Church of the Advocate advocates for Mother Bethel burial ground, and Liberty Property Trust to break ground on Navy Yard building > more

The Garden Upstairs

The Garden Upstairs

March 20, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A look at three hotel kitchen gardens, plans afoot to replace an entire block of Market Street retail space, new exhibit juxtaposes astronomy and dogs, West Poplar school to be redeveloped as apartment complex, and a call to close Parks & Rec’s funding gap > more

Landmark Lits To Grow 30 Stories Taller

Landmark Lits To Grow 30 Stories Taller

February 19, 2014  |  News

The historic Lit Brothers block on Market Street never shies away from controversy. In 1985, Mellon Bank signed a major lease, saving it from demolition at the 11th hour. A year and a half ago, electric signage was approved, then fought, for its roofline. Now, the owner, Mellon Independence Realty, wants to add a 30-story tower to the Filbert Street side of the complex. Brad Maule reports > more