We knew there was a story when we saw this market on Chestnut Street. We wondered who Big Chuck was when we saw the sign above the door.
“For decades, Charlie Standfast was an icon of Troy Hill, known in the North Side as a man who took care of his neighbors.” *
The trolley tracks are still visible in the brick street.
Read Big Chuck’s (Charlie Standfast) life story by Jessica Turnbull ( written in 2009) about how he kept this Chestnut Street Market for more than thirty years on the North Side, click the link below