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Philadelphia: ING Direct Cafe

Love Park - PhiladelphiaI’m in Philadelphia for a couple of days and happened across an ING Direct Cafe while out for my morning walk this morning.

This was the first I’d heard about ING Direct having cafes! I’ve been a big fan of the big Orange’s marketing efforts — so, naturally, I had to check it out. “Sip, Surf, Save” is the motto — Peet’s coffee, free Internet, and help (if you want it) in opening an ING Direct Orange Savings or Mortgage account.

Very cool…with yuppies hanging out — while 1/2 block away the local McDonald’s “quick service restaurant” had the morning downtown homeless crowd counting their coins.

This afternoon I took the Phlash trolley bus around downtown — a nice way to see the city center in an hour, the Phlash runs between Penn’s Landing (awfully quiet at the Landing this afternoon) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (where the Dali special exhibition was sold out for the day).