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.