Nicoletti beverage has been in Tacony for decades and over time has grown its business model. For our most recent Tacony Business spotlight we spoke with Rocco Nicoletti and his brothers to talk about their business on State road. Check out photos of their business by viewing their ShopTacony profile http://shoptacony.com/location.php?id=224
When did your beverage business officially open?
Our beverage center opened 1959 directly across the street from our current location.
When did you add the hockey store to your business model?
The hockey store was added 2004.
Why did you get started in Tacony?
My father was born in Tacony and wanted to stay in the community so he opened up his beverage business here.
What makes Tacony different than anywhere else in the city?
People in Tacony are very passionate about their surroundings and community.
What do you like most about being located in Tacony?
It is a big part of our lives we live here, we work here, and we pray here. We are very active members in Our Lady of Consolation Parish so its important to us to stay as local as possible.
What do you enjoy the most about your customers?
The fact we get to know them very well they often become members of our family.
What do you hope Tacony will look like in the future?
A community with good neighbors, nice homes, and a great time for business.
What is your favorite item or service that you sell?
A good time.
After months of anticipation Anthonys Cafe Espresso finally opened its doors to the public this past Friday. The lively and festive grand opening featured free samples of coffee and cake, outdoor dining, music, and pastries available for purchase inside the store. Nearly 30 people attended the early afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony including State Representative candidate Mike Driscoll, La Colombe Coffee CEO and TV personality Todd Carmichael, Justine Bolkus of the Office of Business Services, Father Farrell, and Tacony CDC manager Alex Balloon. Before the ribbon cutting ceremony Father Farrell bless the business and its customers, after which Anthony Cancilliere and other key individuals cut the ribbon to officially open the cafe. Throughout the course of the day residents and visitors from as far away as Fox Chase came to receive a free sample of coffee, relax inside the new store, and mingle. Owner Anthony Cancilliere and his family were on hand, running the event and putting a smile on everyones face.
The excitement spilled over into the weekend. Saturday the cafe saw a steady flow of traffic throughout the course of the day with people taking in its ambiance by relaxing and reading the paper with a nice cup of coffee. On Sunday the cafe enjoyed extra visibility from the Italian Day Festival being held at Our Lady of Consolation just down the street. Numerous festival attendees stopped in to the cafe to see what it offers and many loved the Italian flare and food the cafe provides.
Anthonys Cafe Espresso will be open every day this week and will offer fresh brewed coffee, sandwiches, baked goods, and a peaceful atmosphere. For more information about Anthonys Cafe Espresso routinely check out their website and Facebook page.