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    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

    • Produce stand, Italian Market

Italian Market seeking new curbside stand vendors

Right now about half of the 160 curbside stands in 9th Street's "Italian Market" are empty, but this year expect to see some of the vacant spots between Christian and Federal…

    • South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

The South Philly Food Co-Op’s (SPFC) second annual garden tour featured 24 home and community gardens spanning from Ellsworth to Wolf streets and Second to 22nd streets in South Philadelphia Saturday.…

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ABOUT ITALIAN MARKET

The Italian Market is a neighborhood in Central Philadelphia, Llocated on South 9th Street, the market is an open “outdoor” market, which specializes in Italian groceries and other delicacies. The market extends down 9th Street from Wharton to Fitzwater, and is easily accessible by car, public transportation, or on foot. The area was originally placed outside the Philadelphia city limits as an area in which immigrants could settle. By 1884, Italian immigrants began to flock to the area, filling up boarding houses and crowding streets. Shops and grocery stores soon lined 9th Street, offering authentic Italian ingredients and commodities. The same shops that lined 9th street during that time continue to line the street today. However, with new immigrants traveling into Philadelphia, there came new shops offering their own cultural commodities. In 2007, the market was honored by the dedication of a PA State Historical Marker. Today the market is open year round, from 9am to 5pm, and celebrates its cultural diversity on may 15th and 16th with its annual Italian Market Festival, which features music events, cultural food tasting, and other activities. The market has also been a backdrop for numerous movies and television shows including Rocky, Hack, and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. 

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Italian Market Festival

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ITALIAN MARKET

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