I just woke up to read some awful news from the owners of a local market that has served their community for over 78 years, the sudden closure of the business. It's happening this week in Torrington

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According to Heath and Alice Leonard, the owners of Torrington's Carbone's Market at 221 Oak Avenue, the last day that you'll be able to enjoy "The fattest grinders in all of Connecticut" is this Sunday, November 5, 2023, or, 'Until supplies run out'.


The statement from the Leonard family reads:

"It is with great sadness that we have to let you all know that we will be closing the doors to Carbone's Market. This was not an easy decision to make. We are incredibly sad to put this out to the public. Our last day will be this Sunday or until our supplies run out. We thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you. Heath and Alice Leonard"

According to carbonesmarketllc.com, Alphonse and Nellie Carbone opened up their corner market in 1945, their nephew Tony Renzullo took over in 1972, and the Leonard's have run it since.

I've been into Carbone's recently, and my wife and I could sense that there were troubles. The shelves looked sparse, with a slim choice of products. All of the action in-store was centered around the deli, which was still cranking out their signature overstuffed grinders. Truly horrible news for those of us that enjoyed Torrington's old-school Italian deli's - Salerno's and Carbone's. Jimmy's and Alfredo's, here we come. I loved having access to those beautiful works of art in town, Carbone's used Milite's Bread from Waterbury, before Milite's untimely demise.

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