Originally Posted by tower
More "affluent" suburbs do not have easy access to an array convenience stores and shopping centers, which is why they take all those missing aspects and combine it into one huge mega market. Take Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and mix it together with beer. (Listing all of the features of a Wegman's may cause me to have a seizure)
The only permanence is change. Unless Wegman's can change with the times, as times change, it will
go. Don't forget that even as late as 1950 pretty much everyone assumed the big Class I railroads (Pennsylvania, B&O, Reading, New York Central, Great Northern, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and so on ad infinitum) were pretty immutable. Sixty years later, only the Union Pacific is left.
So don't make the mistake of assuming that because something seems
immutable, it is. Perception is not
Originally Posted by Ninjawho
So Comcast has gotten the ok from the FCC to take over NBCU.
what, if any, development do you think this will spur for Philly?
In the short and medium runs? Not much. Maybe 2 Pennsylvania Plaza as a subsidiary HQ. Return of NBC 10 to Center City, maybe. But most NBC functions will probably stay in New York, for the time being.
In the long run? Sooner or later Comcast will want to cut costs, and downsizing its (via NBC) New York presence is a great
way to cut costs. Besides, Comcast clearly likes centralization. (Why else would they build a nice shiny new tower when they could have located in the suburbs somewhere?) So while we may not see many changes on the exterior, substantive changes such as the moving of production and studio facilities to Philadelphia by 2020 may be feasible. In the long term
, this merger will greatly enrich our economy, and make Philadelphia a mecca for creative types.