Ready. Fire. Aim.
This past January, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced its decision to issue licenses for two slot machine parlors on the Philadelphia riverfront at either end of Delaware Avenue. Onto this road—which is already choking with traffic—it is forecast that 20,000 to 30,000 cars a day will be injected into the mix. The nearest subway stops are one mile away. If this nightmare comes to pass, some 70 to 90 stores will be forced to close, because regular customers—not wanting to sit in traffic for two hours—will evaporate and shop elsewhere (myself included). The Jan. 11, 2007 issue of this publication described the catastrophe