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