By Kirsten Stamn and Pamela Seaton

Frankford: A Renewed Bid for Revitalization in the Neighborhood

Frankford: A Renewed Bid for Revitalization in the Neighborhood
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This is a two-part look at revitalization efforts in Frankford in cooperation with our partner, neastphilly.com

A vacant storefront on Frankford Avenue is covered in dirt and litter. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Stamn.

For the residents of Frankford, neighborhood revitalization efforts are nothing new.

The once-thriving historic community has fallen on hard times and has succumbed to blight in the past few decades, evidenced by the empty storefronts, the graffiti and trash that decorate the street, and the lack of pedestrians going out and buying wares from the local shops.

Business is not booming, that much is clear. But the bigger problem is no matter how many programs have come through the area, not much has changed for the people who still linger in the area.

“We’ve been going over this since the ‘80s,” said Gilbert Pons, owner of Gilbert’s Upholstery. “I hope there’s change.”

Read Part One at https://bit.ly/s1lc2v

Read Part Two at https://bit.ly/vq9j3x

One Response to Frankford: A Renewed Bid for Revitalization in the Neighborhood

  1. Laura-Ropa Moderna Bebes January 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    A picture is worth a thousand words…

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