That's fundamentally the comments printed in the 27 June issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The problem becomes: who buys and restarts? Mobil (now ExxonMobil) used to have one refinery in the immediate area (Paulsboro, NJ), which has been sold. That refinery dates from 1916, and having unloaded a century-old plant, I doubt they'd be interested in acquiring one approximately as old. Sunoco is out of the refining business entirely. Valero tried ownership of the Delaware City (DE) refinery, about 45 miles away, which wound up as a brief tenure at best. Perhaps either Husky or Shell might be interested, but I expect that there would be significant capital investments required to yield some flexibility in incoming crude: at the moment, that refinery is set up to handle primarily sweet crude, as opposed to more heavy / sulfur-laden stocks.
In any event, the Philadelphia area economy will suffer a hit in the near future, the length of which remains to be seen. Ideally the new owner won't be a group that's looking to come in, squeeze out every last nickel in a short period, do little or no maintenance, and shutter it again to sell it off.