The next round of internationally inspired Night Markets–evening street-food festivals meant to highlight neighborhood businesses–have been announced. One of the sites has been lucky before: Chinatown. But there are three new sites: Fairmount Avenue, South Street and West Oak Lane.
For the latter, this is a big deal. West Oak Lane had a major and abrupt neighborhood disappointment when its annual West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival was cancelled. The huge event drew famous jazz artists and hundreds of fans from all over the world to the humble Northwest Philly neighborhood. Needless to say, it had a huge impact on local businesses.
Perhaps the Food Trust picked West Oak Lane for a Night Market with the Jazz Fest’s cancellation in mind.