Whereas, in 1941 Frank Pica, Sr. opened a pizzeria at 62nd and Race Street in West Philadelphia. This establishment was small and contained just a few tables, an old-fashioned brick oven and a take-out counter;
Whereas, the establishment soon became a special part of the neighborhood. Frank’s loyal customers revered the friendly and warm atmosphere and was the birth place of Frank’s famous square pizza;
Whereas, in 1956 Frank Sr., along with his son, Frank Jr., moved the pizzeria to 7803 West Chester Pike in Upper Darby Township where it became a full-service restaurant;
Whereas, this is the 75th Anniversary of the business and the 60th Anniversary at the West Chester Pike location;
Whereas, the Pica family, Camille, Frank’s wife, their children Frank Jr., Angela, Lori and Karen, along with their loyal staff have upheld Frank Sr.’s policy that the customer always comes first.
Whereas, Pica’s Restaurant continues to be a thriving business and is well-known throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and beyond for its unique and delicious pizza, as well as for its entrees and friendly and welcoming staff.
Whereas, the Pica pizza has been the pizza of choice for local dignitaries and world renowned celebrities.
Now, Therefore, I, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with Township Council proclaim August 29, 2016, as
in Upper Darby Township. I extend our sincere congratulations in honoring this dedicated family and their service to the community. We wish them success in all their future endeavors.
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