Fiorella Brothers Sausage Company

Interior of Luigi Fiorella Meat Market. Image provided by Historical Society of Pennsylvania

817 Christian Street

This business was established in 1892 and boasts four generations of family ownership. Current proprietors Dan and Trish Fiorella still make their all-natural pork sausage fresh every day in the shop whose interior remains much the same as it did when it opened, down to the antique cash register and the scale built into the floor. Dan's father Louis E. Fiorella was a Philadelphia police officer who returned to the family store full-time upon retiring from the force in 1968. Louis turned the store over to his sons, Dan and Eddie, in 1980, but remained involved in with the business and in the South Philadelphia community until his death in 2008.

Fiorella Brothers Sausage Company has witnessed changes in the surrounding neighborhood spanning three centuries, and shoppers from all over the region, whether new residents of the neighborhood or old ones since moved to the suburbs, still flock there every Saturday for the Fiorella's fresh homemade pork sausages.