The name Fishtown derived from early fishermen settlers who controlled the fishing rights to both sides of the Delaware River from Cape May to Trenton, NJ.
Today the former working-class neighborhood has become a mecca of culinary pursuits, art galleries, music artists, and a vibrant night scene of bars, bistros, and restaurants. The once blue-collar area is now the stomping grounds of Millenials and hipsters.
Located just northeast of Center City, Philadelphia, the active corridor, rich in history, includes businesses along Frankford Avenue, Girard Avenue, and N. Front Street.
Local community members, authorized by the City Council, formed the Fishtown Kensington Area Business Improvement District (BID) to improve and preserve the neighborhood.