Mid-Century opened several years ago in a category thatís rather unique to many hoods in Philadelphia: ďThe IKEA alternativeĒ furniture store. IKEA sells far-East manufactured whimsies that is made to look mid-modern in certain ways. At Mid-Century, you can just get the genuine article.
And since mid-modern style is considered antique; youíll keep this furniture around, rather than tossing it out on the street as soon as your cigarette ash has soiled the thin-padded cushions or the dog has scratched the hell out of the melamine common to IKEA-abuse-and-throw-away furniture.
But thatís not why weíre posting today. Remember that new Zoning Code that was supposed to make huge sweeping fix across Philly? Well, one item hasnít changed, and thatís the torpedoing of ZBA hearings.
It turns out that another furniture store to operate around the corner has building owners that may have had an opposition against Mid-Century that had nothing to do with parking, or smelling linseed oil, or any other number of grievances.
The building owners of the competing furniture store live on the same block as Mid-Century.
One can only wonder if they conveniently left out of their ZBA testimony that their own building also has a furniture in inside of it.