Superman, World War II, and a Little Shop on 9th Street

by Marc Cappelletti The newsies on 9th Street must have all lost their voices by the end of 1939. “Germany invades Poland!” “First flights across the Atlantic!” “Eagles lose in first televised professional football game!” “U.S. Open golf lands at the Philadelphia Country Club!” Photo credit: Fante’s Kitchen Shop. Tapping into that energy, sensing opportunity, two

The Ninth Street Makeover

When I first heard that Di Bruno Bros. on 9th Street was undergoing a rehab, I experienced a shockwave of panic. As anyone who shops at the family’s original store in the Italian Market knows, this 765-square-foot cheese shop is “cozy” – a dairy warren with cured meat stalactites.