Citarella Gourmet Market
Owner: Joe Gurrera
Opened: 1983 (under current ownership)
Location: 2135 Broadway, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY
Photographed: April 2019
Contributor: Laura E.
Our look today at the original Citarella, a seafood market that expanded into a gourmet market, is brought to us by contributor Laura E.!
Okay, seafood, gourmet market, and... houseplants.
Today, Citarella has eight grocery store locations and a few assorted liquor stores. I've actually visited one of their other locations, which we will see on the blog in a while. But although the store has expanded to gourmet groceries, and bakery, and so on, the centerpiece remains the seafood:
I love this picture that really shows you how huge the seafood department is! (So much so, of course, that it became the graphic for this store group. Save the best for last, right?) That's about all for the southern half of Manhattan, we're continuing to move north for our next group starting tomorrow!