Comment 79971

By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted August 20, 2012 at 22:18:22

^Actually, I tend to think that this town was built on immigrant food stores. The Di Pietro and the Fortino families built small empires by catering to hard working ethnic groups. When Safeway came in from the west and ignored the dominant immigrant populations, they failed miserably. Fortino's, had huge advantage as Di Pietro's was unable to make the leap from from 1st to 2nd generation and then proceeded to capitalize on the mistakes of other milquetoast chains like Safeway and A&P.

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