Whatever you call it, The Shirt Corner at 3rd and Market streets is being restored and converted into a CVS.

Old City resident Marco Gagliardi says he's been waiting to see the vacant property rejuvenated.

"It's red white and blue and all these other buildings are made out of brick," Gagliardi said. "I always wondered why it was over here because everything else around here is pretty nice."

The Shirt Corner and its brother stores - The Tie Corner and The Pant Corner - became a part of the 3rd and Market business district in the 60s. Former owner Marvin Ginsberg admits he chose to paint the three buildings brighlty because he wanted to "make a splash."

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