American Sardine Bar’s John Longacre: It’s Not About Race and Class

If there are folks in Point Breeze who feel slighted by the newcomers to the area, don’t blame John Longacre for the insult. All he was trying to do was shore up the West Passyunk Avenue area the way the folks over on the other side of Broad Street were turning around East Passyunk Avenue.

And if there is anything problematic about what he and other high-profile types, like real estate agent-developer Ori Feibush, are doing in Point Breeze, it has little to do with the usual suspects of race and class. Rather, Longacre says, it boils down to this: Some people out there – a small minority – simply don’t want anything to change.

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