The new owner of the Bourse building is going to ruin an outstanding tourist asset for the City of Philadelphia. The Bourse Building is located on fifth street between Market Street and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia right in front of Bourse is essentially a beautiful open square that is one block square and extends to sixth street which holds the liberty bell pavilion and adjacent to one side of the square is Indepence Hall and to the other side is the Independence Visitor Center. In other words, the Bourse is located in the center of the historic district of Philadelphia. For decades upon decades the outstanding tourist asset of the Bourse is that it has a food court, a food court that has "affordable" food offered by a large variety of vendors and of course the atrium where the court is located is extraordinarily beautiful. If one goes in there around lunch time one can often see an abundance of tourists eating lunch tourist from all over the world but especially a lot of Americans and a lot of American families with children, one can see they are having a good time enjoying themselves. Seeing this sight can make one think it is really great for the City and America that there is this wonderful resource for toruists visiting one of the nation's most historic districts to have this wonderful place to take a break from their sightseeing or to have lunch. The tragedy that is about to unfold is that the new owners of the Bourse plan to eliminate the current food court and replace it with upscale restaurants and bars. Leaders of Philadelphia should engage in a lobby effort to these new owners to get them to shelve these plans. Indepence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center and the museums in the area are largely family tourist destinations, the higher priority need for the city is a place for these tourists not high quality and high priced bars and restaurants. Frankly this writer who is a lifetime resident to the region doesn't think the new owners plan will be a commercial success in the area for there is a lot of competition in the area in regard to the type of eating and drinking establishments the new owners are plannning. One idea the new owners could run with if they decide to stick with the Food Court at the Bourse is construct exit and entrance ways from the lower level of the Bourse Atrium right out to the street on fifth and fourth street sides and fill the lower level with retail establishments just like the Food court/shopping area in the Liberty Tower Buildings on chestnut street betwee 16th and 17th streets.