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From Franklin Mills to Market East: As Electric Factory gets renamed, a look at others that have changed in Philly

September 13, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Will the Electric Factory by any other name smell as sweet? Only time will tell, but at the moment, concert goers aren’t too happy.

The historic brand associated with more than five decades of Philadelphia music history is gone for good, after the venue at Seventh and Willow Streets in North Philadelphia was sold. A legal technicality is keeping new owner Bowery Presents from keeping the “Electric Factory” name. For now, the venue holds “North Seventh” as a temporary title, with a crowdsourcing contest in place to find a new name.

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