Friday, October 9, 2015

South Philadelphia's Italian Market Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Alicia Vitarelli at offers a piece on the 100th anniversary of South Philly's Italian Market.

It's Italian-American heritage month and in historic Philadelphia, there's a lot to toast to.

You've probably seen the signs in the Italian market that say - "Cent'Anni" - as what's affectionately called 9th street celebrates a century of culture and tradition.

Each step on 9th street comes with a strong sense of nostalgia - like it's still 1915 and in many ways, not much has changed.

Dominic Cappuccio has been working in his family's butcher shop since he was 5-years-old.

It opened back in 1920. The secret for its longevity? It's stayed in the family.

"You have people who are willing to work hard you have a lot of families involved," said Dominic.

Now, 9th street is where the old meets the new. Restaurant Neuf just opened. And steps away, the fruit and vegetable stands are still standing and still providing the pulse of the neighborhood.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch the news video via the below link:

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