Fiorella’s Sausage

Another heartbreaker, on Wednesday I spotted a “For Sale” sign in the window of Fiorella’s – another long time neighborhood business closing.  Fiorella Sausage Company was established in 1892 by Luigi Fiorella. Four generations later, the tradition of seven handmade sausages was carried on by great-grandson Dan, who has been at the store for over fifty years, along with his wife Trish.

The recipes remained unchanged, along with the interior of the store – the ornate tile, tin ceilings, the original refrigerator, as well as the brass National cash register that dates back to 1901 are still in the shop. I was fortunate enough to meet with Dan and Trish several years ago on a job, and took these photos of their shop.

One hundred and twenty six years is a magnificent run for a family business, they will be missed. I wish the Fiorellas all the best!

More photos of the store behind the cut.

Founder Luigi Fiorella

The menu and counter

The refrigerator – Dan said it was insulated with cork

An industrial scale


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4 Responses to Fiorella’s Sausage

  1. OldNFO says:

    That is truly sad, and an end of an era!

  2. Tina says:

    There are several businesses in my neighborhood that have been around for over 100 years – the Fiorella’s were nice people,and I hate to see them go. But he’s been at the shop since 1966 – so it’s time to retire.

  3. Betty cunicelli says:

    A sad day indeed to hear this news, but, your health is much more important!! I will miss the best sausage in the world!!!! Good luck to you all!!!!

  4. Tina says:

    Unlike what you buy in supermarkets, Fiorello’s sausage was fresh – it was made on a daily basis. Meaning that it wasn’t cured or packed with nitrates for a longer shelf life. Typically, those are the ingredients that make sausage a no-no. All things in moderation….
    Thanks for stopping by!

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