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July 23, 2018

Long-running seafood market in South Philly closes for renovations

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Ippolito's Seafood is located at 1300 DickinSon Street in South Philadelphia.

One of South Philadelphia's most popular seafood markets closed over the weekend for what will be several months of renovations.

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Ippolito's Seafood, located at 1300 Dickinson St., announced in an Instagram post that the decades-old business plans to reopen in the fall.

In the meantime, the owners are recommending customers head over to Giuseppe's Market at Samuels & Son Seafood, located at 3400 South Lawrence St.

Ippolito's first opened its doors in 1929 as a local take-out shop run by Italian immigrant Giuseppe Ippolito, the son-in-law of Sicilian immigrant fisherman Gaetano Darigo. The business passed through several generations into the hands Gaetano's great grandson, Samuel D'Angelo, who founded Samuels & Son Seafood, one of the region's most successful seafood suppliers, in 1989.

A call placed to Ippolito's on Monday afternoon prompted a recorded message promising exciting changes to come with the renovations, though it wasn't immediately clear if menu changes and new offerings will be on the horizon.