Ippolito’s Seafood Co., the long-running South Philly seafood purveyor, is closing temporarily, starting now. The market, which includes a few tables for eating grilled octopus, crab fried rice, and ahi tuna cheesesteaks onsite, will be undergoing renovations over the next few months before reopening.
Late last week, Ippolito’s posted on social media that it will be back in the fall and suggested visiting Samuels and Son’s new Giuseppe’s Market in the meantime. The note reads:
We will be closing tomorrow July 21, for a few months to renovate.
We will be back in the fall and look forward to bringing you the same great quality product and service that Ippolitos has been doing for decades, as well as some new items and ideas we’re sure you will all love!!
In the meantime you can visit Giuseppe’s Market at Samuels and Son Seafood for all your seafood needs.
See you soon!!
Ippolito’s, at 13th and Dickinson streets, right near East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurant strip and not far from the Italian Market, got its start back in 1929, 10 years after Giuseppe Ippolito immigrated to America. The business grew from a pushcart to a storefront, and later spawned Samuels and Son, a wholesale business that keeps Philadelphia’s restaurants stocked with fish.
After talking to the manager, it sounds like there might be more changes in store for Ippolito’s than just a new look, so stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, shoppers seeking fresh fish, lobsters, shrimp, clams, and the like can head to Giuseppe’s Market, a new retail store at Samuels and Son’s 3400 S. Lawrence Street location, down by the stadiums. Or there’s always Anastasi.