Over $200 Million In Improvements Coming To The Gallery


Photo: Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

Photo: Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

  • The Gallery’s owner, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal with California-based Macerich Co. that will initiate a joint revitalization effort for the Center City mall,reports The Inquirer’s Joseph DiStefano. “Macerich will acquire a 50 percent interest in the Gallery under terms of the deal. PREIT will invest with Macerich in Gallery improvements on a 50/50 basis” [$106.8 million each]. The companies hint towards a slightly more upscale approach for the transit-oriented retail center’s future.
  • NewsWorks discusses the plans of two Northwest Philadelphia youth-sports organizations (East Germantown’s Northwest Raiders Athletic Association and the Mt. Airy Bantams Youth Association) to collaborate in the construction of a state-of-the-art athletic field by next August. The David P. Richardson Memorial Field—honoring the area’s beloved late state representative—would be laid out in Awbury Park at Ardleigh & Haines Streets. The effort is now in its fundraising stage; the field will likely cost about $1.2 million to build.
  • The Greater Bustleton Civic League is attempting to expel a Romanian immigrant who in 2012 received a hardship variance allowing him to manufacture dental retainers in his home on a residential block of Haldeman Avenue.President Jack O’Hara explains to the Daily News that his civic is standing firm in its appeal in order to preclude the alteration of this suburban neighborhood. “Bustleton is very residential. People enjoy living in this semisuburban area of the city. This guy manufacturing dental retainers on a residential block is a step in dismantling that fabric.”
  • According to Property, the University City District saw a decline in crime in June, “which is always what UCity landlords like to hear, especially as students begin to look for housing in July and August.”
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