Italiano’s Water Ice Is Closed


Italiano’s Water Ice has been a South Philadelphia institution for 37 years but this year the house-front water ice business hasn’t opened. Owner Nancy Italiano has kept the shop closed because she’s paying respects for her deceased brother, Frankie Italiano, who died suddenly in February.

Will Italiano’s open next year? “Who knows what could happen next year?” says Nancy.

A favorite S. Phila spot for water ice is shuttered [Philadelphia Inquirer via The Philly Post]