Chickie’s Italian Deli for Sale for $1 Million

Okay, it’s $999,999. And that includes a spiffy two-bedroom apartment.

Photo via Chickie's Facebook page.

Photo via Chickie’s Facebook page.

Chickie’s Italian Deli — self-proclaimed originator of the veggie hoagie — has been in business at 10th and Federal since 1993, and received countless accolades, including more than one from Philadelphia Magazine. Now the business in toto is for sale — and we’re talking everything.

Of course, the business includes all the large items, like the commercial gas stove, the built-in AC units, the refrigerators, the freezers, the counters, deep fryers, etc. But the inclusion of small items — like cash registers and a small microwave — reminds me of Georges Perrier’s poignant Craigslist-advertised estate sale). It just feels sad.

There’s also an “anti-pasta box” listed, which I’m embarrassed to say I had to read a couple of times before I understood that no one at Chickie’s has anything against pasta.

Along with the popular turnkey business, the list price includes a bilevel, recently renovated two-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, pocket doors, washer/dryer, plenty o’ built-ins, a gas fireplace, and a private deck. Given the location — it’s actually on Alder Street — there’s probably some nice rental potential there.

Listing: 1014 Federal Street, Philadelphia

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