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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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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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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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You can now get weekend brunch at the Italian Market’s Restaurant Neuf

Almost exactly a year ago, Restaurant Neuf opened its doors in the Italian Market. The restaurant from Joncarl Lachman and Bob Moysan of Noord has, to this point, only served dinner.

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Now in addition to getting brunch at both Noord and Lachman’s newest spot, The Dutch in Pennsport, you can now enjoy the Northern African and French-inspired cuisine for brunch at Neuf, located at 943 S. 9th St.

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Hearing to be held for the creation of an Italian Market Business Improvement District

The Italian Market has a rich history as the oldest continually operated outdoor market in the country, with 100 years in South Philly.

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To make the market a better space, the creation of a Business Improvement has been discussed. In 2015, a number of public meetings were held to gauge community interest and create a plan for this BID that would allow for cleaning services, security improvements, more events and other changes to the area. Councilman Mark Squilla has now introduced a resolution to authorize a hearing to be held for the creation of this BID.

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Connie’s Ric Rac is expanding with more seating, fries and a new music space this summer

Connie’s Ric Rac has some big plans for the spot next door to their 10-year-old location at 1132 S. 9th St. in the Italian Market.

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By July 30, this expanded space will open, adding a more intimate music space and a menu with french fries and similar items.

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