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December 13, 2020
Qing Guo Alley’s Big Bet and the People It Wagered
Welcome to twenty-first-century Chinese style gentrification, where old is hip, and everyone is after a little taste of moderate prosperity.
December 11, 2020
Resilience is Woven into Philly’s Fabric Row
A historic section of Philadelphia known as a central point for business and commerce for over a century, South Fourth Street’s Fabric Row contains only seven fabric stores today. According to one source, there were around 25 fabric stores on Fourth Street in 1950. As the row has changed, so too have the fabric store owners and new small business owners looking to earn a living.