Ever since I can remember, my mom and I have gone at least once a month to this little grocery store in Bloomfield named Donatelli’s. I’ve only recently begun to understand the significance of a store such as this one. It specializes in Italian food- really good Italian food, at that. Saturday afternoons after shopping there have consisted of eating salami sandwiches in bread rolls with mango juice- all from Donatelli’s. Today I went there with my mom, and as I thought about the domination of corporate stores, I realized how important it is to support small stores such as Donatelli’s. It’s not just that it’s a small store- it’s also that it’s an important part of the community- and that it’s little stores such as these that make cities interesting and vibrant places to live.

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  1. Andrew (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

    We just moved to Pittsburgh and are overjoyed to find ourselves living right around the corner from Donatelli’s. There soups have kept us warm these last few freezing weeks and we’re over their at least once (sometimes twice!) a day.

    You’re right, having small neighborhood groceries like this are invaluable. It’s where we shop, but we also meet all our neighbors there too.


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