Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Only Thing Better Than Saving the Boyd Theater

Would be watching the center city limosine liberals contort themselves into a mental pretzel over the fact that it's the evil mass media corporation, Clear Channel, coming to the rescue. Being the capitalist pig that I am, I have no such confliction. Especially if this is being done without the proposed tax breaks (details to come out later today). The private sector restoring and preserving a beautiful and meaningful landmark on a stretch of Chestnut Street that could have either fallen into blight or developed into a great neighborhood. It's a win for everyone involved.

And while we're on the subject of development in Philly, construction is to begin on the new Comcast corporate headquarters directly accross the street from my office. I could whine about the $43 million in public subsidies, but as Andrew Cassel point out in the Inquirer - it could have been a hell of a lot worse. From a personal point of view, it'll be fun to watch the city's tallest building go up right outside my window at work.


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