Thursday, June 11, 2009


The perenially empty building that once housed the McCrory's department store on Fourth Street remains desolate. According to Broken Sidewalk, it almost had a tenant last summer, but the deal fell through:

Earlier this summer plans were announced that a local nightclub would open in the old McCrory’s building on Fourth Street between Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Chestnut Street. This was excellent news as the local response to 4th Street Live has been timid to put it mildly. In August, workers were clearing the interior of the building in what we hoped was a precursor to construction. Broken Sidewalk has now learned plans for the site have fallen through and the property is back on the market. Financing the project seems to be largely to blame.

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