Philadelphia is a city of flavorhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and personality all their own. We’re setting out to explore some of the city’s unique food assets – from specialty food shops to ethnic enclaves that are regional destinations – and their role in neighborhood life as part of a feature we call Flavorhoods. Today we’ll begin with one of Philadelphia’s most important food groups, the hoagie, with a trip along the Tacony Hoagie Trail.
Sometimes improving a neighborhood commercial corridor means playing to its strengths. And in Tacony’s case that is delicious business.
As the Daily News reported Monday, the Tacony Hoagie Trail, is new joint marketing campaign for three of Tacony’s specialty sandwich shops, as part of a layered business-improvement initiative. As Eyes on the Street has previously reported, the Historic Tacony Revitalization Project, started by Tacony CDC, is working with neighbors and business owners, developing plans to strengthening the commercial climate along Torresdale Avenue, including a significant facade improvement grant program.