UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a new date for the meeting.
The Italian Market has been a Philadelphia staple with rich culture and shopping attractions for more than a hundred years now.
Because of the popularity of the Italian Market, the area is being studied as part of the Business Improvement District, or BID.
BID is a designated area where the property owners work to improve the business environment and shopper experience.
In this case, the area being studied is from 8th to 10th and from Federal to Fitzwater. The study also includes an extended look at Washington Ave., which seems to be slated for a new beginning with various projects being planned for the street.
Right now, they are looking for feedback from neighbors on the conditions of the areas being studied. This survey will help the Business Improvement Steering Committee to conduct an assessment of what is needed in this area.
In addition to helping improve the Italian Market, if you fill out the survey, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. Not a bad deal, eh?
A meeting about the 9th St. BID is being held March 12, at Palumbo Recreation Center at 10th and Fitzwater at 7 p.m. More info on the meeting can be found here.