Via Bicycle has been located at 606 S. 9th St. for 20 years. The long-standing bicycle shop is about to make a big change, with the relocation of the shop and owner Curtis Anthony’s vintage bike collection.
Since 1910, D’Angelo’s Bros. Specialty Meat shop has been an Italian Market fixture. With no successor in line to take over the business for 67-year-old Sonny D’Angelo, it is time to say goodbye to the long-standing business.
Over one third of the businesses along the 9th Street commercial corridor voted against the formation of this BID, which would have brought streetscape improvements and more funding to the longest standing outdoor market in the country.
Artist Jon Rubin, in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program, is dreaming up public art in a new way. From now through December 7, select businesses in the Italian Market will be collaborating by exchanging items to sell in each other’s stores.
These participating businesses include more recent immigrants and more established stores “that operate in close proximity to each other but are often separated by cultural and socioeconomic differences.”
Soon you’ll be able to enjoy tortas on weekdays again from co-owner of South Philly Barbacoa, Christina Martinez, and her son, Isaias Berriozabal. Their new shop, called El Compadre, is expected to open in the former Los Taquitos de Puebla location at 1149 S. 9th St. on October 24.