This is a two-part look at revitalization efforts in Frankford in cooperation with our partner, neastphilly.com
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