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Milkcrate Cafe, Fishtown

Milkcrate Cafe, Fishtown

Milkcrate Cafe, a combination coffee shop, luncheonette and record store, is a popular neighborhood meeting place in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Located immediately northeast of Center City, Fishtown was named for its former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. While historically it has been a working-class neighborhood, in recent years it has experienced a regentrification, with housing redevelopment and the opening of upscale art, entertainment and dining establishments.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Alfresco Dining, Cafes & Markets, Music, Neighborhoods & Towns, Shopping

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