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Dec 3, 2006 03:04 AM

Need help with name of a Queens-based or Brooklyn-based food Importer

There's a place in Queens (or Brooklyn) that sells a wide variety of European imported goods. Mostly food. Mostly Italian goods. All I remember, and all I can provide are three bits of information to solve who and where they are. Here's some info that might shed some light on who and where these people might be:

(1) I remember them being on 60th Avenue (or street) in Queens (or in Brooklyn).
(2) I recall a Pathmark Supermarket being close by (a block or 2 away).
(3) I think the name started with a "C" ... like a Coluccio's or something like that.

I'd like to pay them another visit, but I can't seem to sniff them out on my own.
Thanks for any help.

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  1. You got it - D. Coluccio is on 60th Street in Brooklyn, on the same block as a Pathmark Mall. Its around 11-12th Ave, I think.
    great place.

    1. Jen, thanks! That first initial in the name can really make a search difficult. I remembered Coluccio, which in itself can be a task, but who's going to remember the 'D.' that precedes it? Had I known they had a webpage I would have done an advanced google search. Woulda, shoulda, coulda. I know. Here they are:
      Jen, I haven't been there in years. Are they still as good as they were?
      It's been over 5 years for me.

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      1. re: Cheese Boy

        I think they are great - for what they are. With other places like fairway coming in on imported foods, oils cheeses etc of course there is more competition, but I love the smell and the atmosphere in this place. Definitely go back and give it a try again. Royal Crown's places are also worth a visit if you come into the area (they have added a restaurant/takeout on 14th Ave next to the wholesale bakery (between 63-64 st) as well as a fancy food store on 3rd ave, pretty far down, maybe 91st. HOwever, I have not been as happy with Royal Crown's paneantico recently and am wondering if he is tinkering with the recipe.