Good Bye Franklin Mills.....

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  1. 1moreRobot

    1moreRobot Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been for a little while, but I used to go to that Marshalls/Home Goods fairly often. I'd say there's also a big Russian population that shops at that mall.
     
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    I'll miss the colorful random shapes of the malls decor from 1989 lol. While the sketches look nice, it sure is alot of white and tan.
     
  3. Cya

    Cya Don't get me started

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    So now that the Walmart on the other side of the road is closing and moving to the actual mall area, what's going to happen with that huge property? Surely the Pathmark will go out of business soon since the SuperWalmart will drain their customers.
    What's left over there? A big Raymour & Flanigan? Dicks sporting goods?
    As Scoats said, maybe that property would be best served with a senior housing development with daily shuttle service to the mall for the seniors? Pipe dream, I'm sure.
     
  4. raider.adam

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    Why senior housing?
     
  5. Scoats

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    Explained in a previous post.
     
  6. raider.adam

    raider.adam Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but I didn't see anything in that post that explained why senior housing. The couple points you listed are valid points for any housing, not senior specific.
     
  7. seand

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    Because senior housing is the kind of subsidized housing nobody minds much and because they tend to go someplace close, I guess.
     
  8. raider.adam

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    Oh, well yeah if your goal is to build subsidized housing.
     
  9. Scoats

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    In addition to the other things, the almost two mile round trip year round climate controlled waling opportunity would be great for old folks. Plus retired people are active while others are working, bringing foot traffic when could really use it.

    Plus if you were young, would you want to live at Frankln's Mill? For old folks, it has a lot of what they are looking for.


    Most retired people, as long as they do not have to be head of household for their grandchildren, should be able to afford modest market rate housing.
     
  10. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very oldĀ®

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    and they shot Harambe for less. Apes.
     
  12. Shadowbat

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    Anyone remember the infamous "49th Street galleria", where Burlington Coat Factory is now?

    My Mom worked for Filene's basement and took part in opening the Franklin Mills location. She told me of the "neighborhoods" being claimed by gangs, and how kids would steal bats from the batting cages they used to have and chase each other up and down the mall....
     
  13. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Hey now, they like to be called savages...
     
  14. Bixbyte

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    I remember the Galleria and I never knew the name.
    There was bowling and a horse carousel merry go round.
    The escalators that are still used go to the second floor.
    I think they had digital games.
    Plus there was a roller skating rink?

    Once During Xmas one year in Franklin Mills the workers at the Guess Store closed and locked the gates in a wolf pack stuck them in the store and summoned the police.
    It was an interesting watch from outside looking in.

    ONE time I witnessed a robbery at Marshalls.
    While I was walking into the store.
    Two guys rolled a Rack of solid clothes on wheels out of Marshalls and right into the back of a Van.
    Closed the back door, ran into the front door and drove away in a couple seconds.
    It was amazing to watch such a fast and well executed robbery.
    I guess they added cameras afterwards?

    The mall location sucks.
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    The neighborhood is called Parkwood Manor.
    When I went to Washington High the Parkwood Manor kids were the most dangerous.
     
  15. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very oldĀ®

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    Radical Ed Public Nuisance

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    My old man was from G & Tioga and if I pulled any stunts like this, I would pray I was sentenced to prison until he turned 80.
     
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    For once Philadelphia can't really take the credit or the blame. Several mall attacks elsewhere were much worse. This is truly a nationwide outburst of racially motivated violence. How is it that our intelligence and law enforcement wasn't able to intercept this on social media? If they couldn't stop clueless teenage and 20 something miscreants from orchestrating this how can they protect us from REAL terrorists?

    I often think back to the Mardi Gras riots of 2001. Besides Philly, violence broke out in several cities with Seattle being by far the worst. While we had the internet there was still no Twitter or Facebook so I really don't know what was used to spark those attacks. Regardless of how these are set up, a more proactive approach is needed. If police only react to attacks already underway it's too late.
     
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    Hospitalitygirl Resident Ornery Bitch

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    Police were monitoring on social media and were there in advance to prevent the turds (or most of them) from entering, from what I've read.
     
  20. Nytecat

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    Correct. It wasn't apparent in the first write up I read about it though.
     

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