History

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Continuing the Legacy

Former owner Michael DeFrancisci has moved on and is now officially retired. 


In 2018 the store was purchased by long time employee...
Ken Nankervis ("the former wine guy")
...although changes will take place please keep in mind we are only trying to 
make your experience better while expanding the access of the store.
We look forward to serving you for many years to come. "The Legacy will continue"

His grandfather (Mariano DeFrancisci) and great uncle (Antonio Litteri) founded the business in 1926 at Sixth and G streets N.W. and moved in 1932 to its present location, 517 Morse street N.E.  In the past most of the warehouses in the Capital (now Union) Market area have housed wholesale businesses, that has continued to change over the years.  

Testimonials

 UNDER CONSTRUCTION