Survey of Restaurants and Retailers: Use of Outdoor Space
The Center City District (CCD) surveyed restaurants and retailers in Center City to understand their need for expanded use of outdoor space to facilitate business reopening.
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Commentary by Paul R. Levy, CCD President and CEO: Philadelphia was beginning its 11th year of growth when we started researching and writing our annual State of Center City report. Then everything changed. We considered not publishing, but decided only to adjust tense in the text, reflecting current realities.
CCD, CPDC report suggests that Philadelphia should increase its commitment to quality of life investments and resume its prior commitments to tax reduction, in order to retain and attract residents and businesses and spur widespread and inclusive private-sector job growth.