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Philadelphia reopening: Business booming in Center City as restrictions lift

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — After more than a year of uncertainty and unknown, there are some statistics that suggest that economic activity is making a comeback in Center City Philadelphia.

The Center City District says since the lifting of the stay-at-home order, business is booming.

“It’s just great to be able to see everybody’s face again,” said Bud & Marilyn’s general manager Hannah Lahman. “We’re so excited to have a little bit of normalcy back.”

Things aren’t just open at full capacity, there’s new business coming back to the city as well.
The CCD has reported 59 new businesses opened up in the last 18 months.

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Boarded-up businesses are now down to just 2 percent.

“Our bar opened up last Friday and it’s been really busy,” Lahman said. “People are just happy and friendly.”

The news is also welcomed by the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging…

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