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Turn the Blight Around

"Of all the blighted stretches left in Center City, [Richard] Basciano's two blocks between 21st and 23d Streets may be the most crucial to Philadelphia's future success. Those blocks should have been a proud gateway to downtown, but were instead distorted by the XXX greetings of the Forum Theater and Les Gals peep-shows." Now that Basciano "wants to be a contender" rather than a mere slumlord, should the city listen to what he has to say? [Inquirer]