Councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.
The plan includes a huge city tax break for the owner, worth $55 million.
Philadelphia Planning Commission members were impressed by the detail and the commitment of the development group.
First District councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the mall, agreed to introduce a package of bills that includes the tax break, known as “Tax Incremental Financing” (TIF).
About a dozen Gallery kiosk merchants showed up City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, asking for the help of lawmakers in their eviction from the Gallery.
The Gallery is set to undergo an overhaul and Wednesday was the last day for merchant’s who own kiosks to do business.
The owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.
There have been a lot of guesses on how they might be able to transform that slightly frayed mall and its surrounding area, including the possible addition of an anchor store like a Bloomingdale’s.
On the third anniversary of the last increase in the federal minimum wage, a coalition of labor unions and advocates gathered on Independence Mall to hear testimony from minimum wage workers.
Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has leased new space in the Gallery at Market East, creating a place for the public to explore what the world’s largest public art program has to offer.
McDonald’s is having its first hiring day April 19th – hiring 50,000 employees nationwide in an attempt to better staff its restaurants. There are 1,325 jobs in this area.
Two community-based art programs are underway in the Gallery at Market East throughout the month of February.
What better place is there for a mural arts studio than at the Gallery? No, not A gallery, THE Gallery at Market East in Center City.
The Mural Arts Program is inviting the community out to help paint one of its largest murals yet. Community Paint Day is Saturday at 1p.m. at The Gallery on Market Street.