Before Stephen Starr Started Opening Restaurants, Philly Used to Roll Up the Sidewalks at Dusk

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“Stephen Starr may be many things—oddly elusive for being so omnipresent, occasionally brusque, relentlessly restless—but there’s no denying he’s one of the most brilliant innovators we have. The man is an urban planning genius. He’s a real estate visionary. He’s an alchemist of ambience. Center City as we know it today simply wouldn’t exist without him.” — Kirsten Henri on making the case for Stephen Starr as a true innovator. [Phillymag]