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Mar 8, 2011 05:36 PM

Italian grocery in Hamilton

I lived in Hamilton a million years ago, and used to frequent a great Italian grocery store (I think it was towards the West end) - it was so old fashioned, and when you went in there was this amazing aroma of olives and proscuitto. Does anyone know this place and if it's still there?

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  1. Was it Picone's in Westdale? If so, it is not there anymore ... but the original location in Dundas, Ont. is still going strong.

    34 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H, CA

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    1. re: Redshifted

      I think KitchenVoodoo might be talking about Calabria Supermarket on Locke St. S. It changed to an Asian supermarket during the rough years after Italian immigrants fled to the burbs. Ironically, that type of store would be a gold mine now, given the gentrification of North Kirkendall neigbourhood and the upscale food services currently available on that street.