Philly Landmark Opens in West Chester
The rich history of Sarcone’s Bakery began in the year 1918 when an Italian immigrant by
the name of Luigi Sarcone opened up shop at 758 South Ninth St., Philadelphia. Luigi,
an apprentice baker, went out on his own and began to lay the foundation for what would
become Philadelphia’s most recognized, trusted and successful bread bakery. Since the time
that Luigi Sarcone launched this fledgling venture, three generations of Sarcone men have
continued to build on the recipe that was brought to Philadelphia by their Italian ancestor.
Sarcone’s Bakery has shown it’s resiliency and agility time and again over the years.
The establishment has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression and several
economic recessions over the generations. In September of 2000, it had also survived
a fire that would have grounded many businesses for months. However, Sarcone’s not
only survived the fire but was opened for business the very next day – selling it’s product to
anxious customers from an auxiliary storefront door. The city recognized this effort by
presenting a citation to Sarcone’s for an outstanding effort in the face of adversity.
Louis Sarcone, Jr., the current day operations manager, attributes the Bakery’s success to
two factors — a great product and customer commitment. The rest, as they say, is history,
Philadelphia history, which is now apart of West Chester.
Sarcone’s West Chester opened on 230 Market Street across from the New Justice Center and
next door to the new parking garage. 610-430-2023 is a number I feel that will be memorized
or plugged into everyones cell phones. All you need do is have one sandwich and you’re hooked!
Since I moved out to West Chester, 16 years ago, I missed some of the foods I grew up with.
Finally, a sandwich I grew up with can be purchased without driving 30 miles.
Long Live Sarcone’s WC!