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After Over 100 Years, Hell’s Kitchen Italian Grocery Closing For Good

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Manganaro Grosseria - New York, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Manganaro Grosseria – New York, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Before the tenement buildings started giving way to sleek towers in Hell’s Kitchen, the  Manganaro Grosseria was a neighborhood institution.

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“Manganaro’s has been here since the 1890s,” said Marissa Dell’Orto, whose family has run the place.

Today is the last day of business at 488 9th Avenue.

Dell’Orto says shopping habits have changed along with the residents.

“They’re happy if they’re in more of a corporate establishment as opposed to a smaller mom and pop type shop,” she said.

The closing of her family business is hard to take.

“It’s the embodiment of our family. So we’re all very, very sad,” she said, having worked there her whole life.

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