Frank J. Jacquinto, 70, a well-known and controversial Germantown businessman and landlord, died Friday at Graduate Hospital.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Jacquinto lived in Germantown all but the last several years of his life, which he spent in Chestnut Hill. Though he never attended high school, he possessed strong business savvy and at one point owned more than 39 residential and commercial properties in the city.
His best-known ventures were Frank's Junk Shop, which operated for years on Rittenhouse Street; Frank's, a bar and restaurant on Germantown Avenue that Mr. Jacquinto sold last year, and the Germantown Republican Club, a private club on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Over the years, he worked closely with the Germantown Business Association and the Tavern Association.