1 posts categorized "Retail"

30 April 2012

Brooklyn Industries Philly Closing



I was truly disappointed when I saw this email in my inbox. Every since BK Industries opened on Walnut, I've hoped it would be among the stores that lasts. When I walked by on Friday I thought it rather strange that the windows were being covered just for "Inventory" I told myself they did this to prevent people from thinking they were opened but I knew better.


I'm in NYC all of the time so it's not like I can't get to this store when I'd like to. The thing that bothers me is that this seems to be an issue that we have in Philly. It reminds me of an article I'll be posting in the near future about when consumerism can be helpful. Not that I support spend all of your money, take out cards and go into debt. I do believe there is value in supporting businesses and their growth however. The benefit of employment for the residence, a facade that is functional vs an empty space that tends to attract squatting filth etc. Like when Expressed closed for instance, I couldn't believe someone grafitti'd the doors, on Walnut St!!! As I've stated that's a post for another day so I'll end my rant here.

I do hope Philly retail will begin to improve and grow rather than shrink as it appears to be doing of late, again not so the residents here can go broke buying, but so that our city can thrive with the best of them.