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South 9th street Businessmen's Association

While the chaotic nature of the market's shopping experience is part of its charm, the South 9th Street Business Men's Association exists to provide an overarching umbrella of organization and support to its merchants and to facilitate a memorable experience for each and every visitor. The association began in 1915 to promote the commercial development of 9th Street between Catherine and Federal Streets and its neighboring merchants on 8th and 10th Streets.

Today, the association's vision is to preserve the South 9th Street Italian Market as our nation's oldest, continuous open-air marketplace while establishing it as the best in the country through excellence in customer service, quality products and overall shopping experience by 2020.


President - Domenick Crimi

Vice President – Lee Esposito

Secretary – Emilio Mignucci

Treasurer – Dave Brown

Past President - Tina Grassia

Director - Anthony Anastasio

Director - Ron Bauman

Director - Carlos Cardenas

Director - Frank DeLuca

Director - Pippy DeLuca

Director - Steve Hencheck

Director - Mike Monticello


Enhances the physical appearance of the central business district.

  • Cleanliness
  • Physical Improvements
    • Streetscape
    • Banners
    • Signage
    • Seasonal Decorations
    • Public Amenities
  • Planning/Zoning
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Graphic Elements

Markets the unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, tourists, youth and others.

  • General Image
    • Ads – Top of Mind
    • Events
    • Media Relations
    • Collateral Materials
  • Special Events
  • Promotions
    • Retail
    • Overall

Strengthens and diversifies the economic base of the central business district.

  • Business Retention
  • Business Recruitment
    • Trade Area Information
    • Trade Area Studies
    • Business Inventory
    • Property Inventory
  • Financial Incentive
    • Grant Programs
    • Loan Programs
    • Tax Incentives

Builds consensus and cooperation among the groups that play a role in the business district downtown and provides the necessary resources.

  • Partnerships
  • Volunteer Development
  • Communications
  • Newsletters
  • Web Site
  • Annual Report
  • Funding
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising Events
  • Association Membership
  • Corporate Contributions
  • Foundation Contributions