New Stalls Are Coming to Italian Market

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Last month, Ginger Snap Grocery became the Italian Market’s first organic stand when it opened in front of 907 9th Street (between Christian and Montrose). Ginger Snap was also the first stand to open since city code was changed to give the South 9th Street Business Association more flexibility in shaping the mix of vendors on the block.

And now the Passyunk Post is reporting on two more stalls are coming, a roasted nut stand and taco stand are on their way to 9th Street.

Two more Italian Market stands on the way as new manager fixes 1907 rules [Passyunk Post]

Italian Market [Philadelphia Magazine]

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  • rebecca

    It’d be nice if the code required the vendors to clean up after themselves. So many (I’m looking at you, northeast corner of 8th and Carpenter) just leave tons of food out or shove stuff into the sewer grate which then overflows. It all causes a big rat problem. Charge all the vendors a fee and hire a cleaning crew every night!

  • rebecca lies

    After living at 8th and Carpenter for years I can honestly say, John and some of the men who work that stand are very clean. There is a trash crew that clean up the market, funded separately and I don’t believe is associated with the city. And we never had rats or roaches. Esposito’s trucks coming and going at all hours of the day and night was annoying, but honestly to live that close to the market was worth it.

  • Rebecca lies lies

    The Italian Market is a filthy eyesore that is a public health hazard. Do these slobs know what a broom is? How about a trash can? Until they do, I’ll take my business elsewhere.