Whoa, easy there, fella. If you smell meat, it’s only because we’ve just come from the butcher shop.
The store’s website has a bit of compelling history to it. Though most of us know Citarella’s as the only remaining grocery on the town’s East Side, the business started as a storefront 101 years ago on Bridge Avenue, opposite the train station. And that was a full decade after Italian immigrant Andrew Citarella started “selling meats from his front porch.”
Thanks to Carmelina MacPherson, jksggiglio, Arlene Holiday, Joseph Lauterwasser, Mart Haviland, Marta Quinn, Joan Jay and Trish DePonti for writing in.
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