We are sad to report that a LoMo and South Philly staple, Villari Brothers, has closed. Here is an excerpt from the Philly.com article written for them:
“Twice, the bakery almost took the Villari brothers’ lives.
First Joe, nine years ago, on a delivery a few blocks from their shop on 10th Street, as picture-perfect a time capsule of old South Philly as you could find, from its screen door to its minimal decor — rosary beads, a picture of the pope, a cross, and a statue of Charlie Chaplin. If Joe, behind the counter, ever beaming, didn’t remember your name, he remembered you: “My friend!” he’d yell, in his rolling Sicilian accent. “God bless!””
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