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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


    A book event with author Leigh Gallagher & Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron

    The American Dream of homeownership was equated with an ideal of suburban living: single-family detached home, two cars in the driveway, multiple children attending strong public schools.

    But as the nation emerges from the housing bust and Millennials defer marriage, homeownership, and children, the singular suburban American Dream may be giving way to a more heterogeneous vision. Join Fortune Magazine editor, Leigh Gallagher, and the Inquirer’s Award Winning Architecture Critic, Inga Saffron, for a conversation about Leigh’s new book, The End of the Suburbs.


    5:00 pm

    Registration / cocktails & appetizers / networking

    5:30 pm

    Presentation and discussion

    6:30 pm

    Wrap Up / cocktails & appetizers / networking

    7:00 pm

    Walking Tour of the Avenue


    $30 per attendee in advance, $40 at the door/walk-in registration. Advance registration closes October 7, 2013.

    Includes an open bar featuring craft beers, wine, and signature cocktail – the Suburban Sprawl.

    It is strongly recommended that if you choose to linger on the Avenue and have dinner that you make reservations in advance at one of the suggested restaurants. Each one is offering special discounts for those who attend the event. Simply present your program when you enter the restaurant.

    NOORD, offering a three course prix fix menu for $40:

    Paradiso, offering a three course prix fix menu for $35:

    Will BYOB, offering a four course Chef’s Tasting menu for $40:

    Stateside, offering 10% off the total bill:

    FOND, offering a three course prix fix menu for $40:

    Le Virtu, offering 20% the total bill:

    Izumi, offering a three course omakasa platter (sushi & sashimi) plus dessert for $30:

    Attendees must present the program from the event to receive the discounted menu. You are advised to make advanced reservations at the restaurant of your choice.

    Valet parking provided by PARKOPS for an $8 flat rate with a valet station directly across the street from Paradiso.

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