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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Third generation D’Angelo Bros. meat shop expected to close at the end of the month

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.

Starting off a week of neon signs from the Italian Market with D’Angelo Brothers.

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The third generation shop at 909 S. 9th St. is expected to close at the end of this month.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

No BID for the Italian Market

A Business Improvement District has been in the works for the Italian Market for years now, but as of a vote this week, the proposal is officially dead in the water.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Italian Market ‘Stock Exchange’ functions as public art

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.

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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.”

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Torta shop from South Philly Barbacoa opening later this month

South Philly Barbacoa recently cut back its hours to weekends-only, which was a disappointment to many customers of the highly-praised restaurant.


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.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

BarOne to debut this week in Bella Vista

While the new restaurant from the family behind Ralph’s Restaurant didn’t open in time for the Italian Market Festival as they had initially anticipated, six months later Bar One is finally ready for its debut.

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This new establishment will begin serving Italian bar food and drink options from the former Wishing Well location at 9th and Catharine on Friday, October 21.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Southwark Elementary hosting fundraiser on Oct. 13 for planned schoolyard improvements

Southwark Elementary at 9th and Mifflin is among the schools in South Philadelphia planning playground improvements. Chester Arthur and the Taggart School are among those who have new schoolyards in the works.

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In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an interactive space for kids to learn, create, grow and play. The project is still in early planning stages, so Southwark Elementary is hosting a fundraising event this week to help make this improved outdoor space a reality.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Craig Laban awards Blue Corn a two-bell review for its ‘eye for quality ingredients and distinctive specialties’

Blue Corn restaurant at 940 S. 9th St. isn’t all that new of an establishment, having opened in the Italian Market over two years ago, but the Inquirer‘s food critic has just now paid the restaurant a visit.

Blue Corn at 940 S. 9th St.

Blue Corn at 940 S. 9th St.

Craig Laban awarded the family-owned Mexican food spot a two bell review for its generally “fine blend of style and authentic substance.”

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