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The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch:  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Walgreen’s  A couple years ago, Llenrock blogger Matt Welter asked, Is the…

Waterfront 2.0

Pop quiz! What do most major cities have in common? They were all built near a significant body of water–be it a river, lake, or ocean. While modern cities’ commerce and transportation don’t depend on marine traffic the way they…

Reviving Retail in Philadelphia

What do kids do for fun today? Certainly not “hang out at the local mall,” based on my recent experience at the Granite Run Mall in suburban Philadelphia. The place was a ghost town. The declining popularity of shopping malls is not…

Center City: Prime for Investment in 2012

[Today we're excited to feature a guest post about CRE investment in Philadelphia. Many thanks to freelance blogger Emma Crawford for her contribution.] With the new year in full swing, parts of Philadelphia are proving popular hubs for commercial investment. Specifically, Center City and…