Nicetown-Tioga: Local Businesses] Most people need nothing more than snacks, soda and cigarettes from their local corner grocery store. They don’t expect to find rows of fish laid out on mounds of ice, with pairs of beady […]


Nicetown-Tioga: Turning a New Page

The bookstores of the Tioga and Nicetown community are much more than stacks of literature and textbooks. They serve as a forum for the community and an educational outlet for the people of the neighborhood. When customers walk up to the poster-clad staircase of Black and Nobel Bookstore, the employees and owner Hakim Hopkins immediately welcome them with smiles and hearty handshakes. It seems as if Hopkins knows just about every customer on a personal basis. […]