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Racked Philly Poll: Do You Shop on South Street?

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News broke yesterday that South Street's longstanding Fluid nightclub will shutter this spring, putting an end to its 16-year run. Small businesses, it seems, aren't equipped to compete with the shopping district's newer, more commercialized entities. "Part of the bigger dynamic is how drastic South Street has changed," says Fluid manager Oronde Gibson. "It's gone from a mom and pop artsy-type thing to a corporate type-thing."

Shopping-wise, South Street maintains an appeal through one-of-a-kind shops like Eye's Gallery, Antiquarian's Delight, and Retrospect, but how long will it be before its quirky local color fades for good? We want to know: Do you shop on South Street? What do you buy, and where do you shop? Sound off in the comments.

Poll results

Retrospect

508 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 267 671 0116 Visit Website

Antiquarian's Delight

615 S 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 215 592 0256