3-story Key Food Pizza building collapses in Fishtown
Heartbreaking news out of Fishtown as the Key Food Pizza building collapse made headlines this morning. The pizza shop was a neighborhood institution on the corner of York & Memphis and had apartments above. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
A look at the Key Food Pizza building collapsed
What a terrible time it has been for iconic Philadelphia spots. First, Jim’s burnt down, and now Key Food Pizza crumbled to the ground seemingly out of nowhere.
Rescue efforts were successful as nobody was hurt, but that doesn’t change how heartbreaking this whole ordeal is. Especially for those most affected by the incident.
We’ve got several guys on staff here at TLL that hit that place regularly at one time or another. So, needless to say, the writer’s chat has been in mourning.
Something about this seems fishy to me. There was a building collapse in Fishtown a few years back due to unlicensed construction practices on lots next door.
Looking at the before and after photos, that open lot right next door has me scratching my head. Did the building fall because of another L&I violation? We will find out soon enough.
That empty lot will be the focus of any investigation. As it should be.
I wouldn’t be surprised to tell you the truth. Unfortunately, Philadelphia developers and contractors are so construction-obsessed that it’s bound to lead to some cut corners.
If you’re a developer and you feel the need to say, “not all developers!” I’m clearly not talking about you. Or maybe I am. That’s for you to come to terms with on your own time.
Regardless, I mostly care about the people that have been displaced and/or rendered unemployed by this tragedy. Hopefully the City of Brotherly Love can come together and lift them up in their time of need.