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Woman in black: Head of Philly's new co-working space says it's not just about innovation

Sally Guzik’s favorite song is Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black.” But why that’s relevant to her heading one of the region’s newest co-working spaces, CIC Philadelphia, can wait.

There’s a reveal far more important to Philadelphians: The first "C" in CIC is for Cambridge, as in Massachusetts, where they root for the New England Patriots and compete for Philadelphia’s tech and life sciences talent.

Guzik knew how that could be a sensitive topic around here, and trod lightly when she first arrived last April to pitch the kind of “innovation center” — the "I" and "C" in CIC — that she had in mind for what was then just a construction site on Market Street in the heart of University City.

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