Flower Show sees drop in visitors
This year's attendance at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which ended Sunday, was the lowest in more than a decade, drawing 225,000 visitors - 17 percent fewer than last year - and even coming in below recession-plagued 2008.
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#1 Mar 11, 2013
$30 plus tickets,$20 plus in parking, exhorbitant concessions and having to travel to and from center city. Need I say more.
Senior citizens on fixed income are some of the biggest fans of the show and I know several who stopped going because it's simply is not worth it to them anymore. They do not recommend it or speak about in good terms either.
At the end of the day you didn't see a flower show you got gouged.
#2 Mar 24, 2013
Yes. Very good points.
#3 May 20, 2013
And they're blaming the weather forcast and claiming insurance money to collect on their negligent pricing. Especially on pricing a Brit themed show. Who cares, especially after Piers Morgan was in everybody's face on gun control. Who cares about the big island and their royal prices.
#4 Jan 16, 2014
Comcrap to build a second sky scrapper Oedipus in Philadelphia.
At the rate payers expense.
Profit should be going back to the rate payers since they are a public utility using public rights of way.
But after seeing the drop in visitors to the convention center what are they trying accomplish with another monetary monstrosity that not many city outsiders will travel to let alone could afford. Can the average Philadelphian afford a center city restaurant or bar?
They say jobs but that's temporary as with any construction project. The congestion will put many small businesses out of business. Traveling to center city is already an ordeal. To top it off what are the older residential neighborhoods of Philadelphia going to get out of this.
Since: Oct 10
#5 Jan 16, 2014
To answer your question. "NOT A DAMN THING!"
#6 Jan 16, 2014
I remember ex mayor fast Eddie Rendall doing his political thing about revitalizing center city and water front under the guise that it will be great for the city. Well it's two decades later and some of the most plighted areas 2 decades ago are still plighted areas today. North and West Philadelphia look they have stood still in time for the most part. West Philadelphia doesn't seem to get squat away from University City. Big project does not mean a big boost for the city as whole or resident.
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