Forum Theater demolition permit obtained

Posted: January 29, 2013

The owner of the Forum Theater obtained a permit Thursday to demolish the Market Street property, according to records from the city Department of Licenses and Inspections.

Richard Basciano said he wants to knock the property down as soon as possible as part of a plan to redevelop the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Market Street, where he owns multiple parcels. The Forum, believed to be Center City's last porn theater, for decades inhibited development because other businesses did not want to locate near it.

After the demolition, the Forum will be a parking lot. - Miriam Hill

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