The El may only “tickle the ‘burbs” with its end-of-the-line stop in Upper Darby, but it spills big business through the doors of shops like Ink Slingas across from the 69th Street Transportation Center, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Jason Laughlin.
“The diversity on Philadelphia’s greatest single people-mover, the Market-Frankford Line, means opportunity for hundreds,” the article stated.
And one of them is Madelina Castro, who manages Ink Slingas. The El literally sends business to the tattoo shop “with a storefront sign that could be mistaken for random graffiti. It’s the place SEPTA workers go to get tattoos.”
Ink Slingas’ owner scoured the neighborhood for four years before getting the chance to buy the coveted location, the article explained.
“The busyness, the family-oriented area,” Castro noted as benefits. “This is an up-and-coming area.”
Read more about the businesses along the El in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s feature here, and check out a previous DELCO Today article summarizing the growth that the El has helped generate for Upper Darby here.