Originally the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River, Fishtown is an area that has experienced gentrification resulting in an increase in property value and the implementation of art, entertainment, and dining establishments. Fishtown was chosen as the destination for the city of Philadelphia’s first casino, Sugar House. The neighborhood is in close proximity to the Girard St. stop on the Market-Frankford El line, as well as, I-95 providing easy access in and out of the city. Fishtown is quickly being recognized for the number of bars and restaurants moving in, making it a hotspot for young professionals and foodies. The current “boundaries” make Fishtown a smaller, pocket neighborhood, but with the growth it’s seeing, the anticipation is those boundaries will broaden as time progresses.
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