Giglio's to Close

The long-time Italian market in St. Clair Shores will close Wednesday.

The family-owned will be closing Wednesday. The eastside destination known for its variety of Italian foods, wine and fresh bread has been in St. Clair Shores since 1989.

Owners of the market, which first opened in 1926 in Eastern Market, confirmed the store will be closing, but did not discuss the closing further as they were speaking with a number of long-time customers who were visiting the store Tuesday.

Vita March 30, 2011 at 03:33 PM
PLEASE don't close. You will be sorely missed. I've been a customer for as long as you've been in St. Clair Shores!
Jackie March 30, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Though we have only lived here a few short years we were in the store weekly or at times daily. We will miss the great food and friendly service we received each time we entered the building. We are so very sorry to see the doors close and wish Frank, his family and all of the employees nothing but the best in their futures. Dave, Jackie and Jacob
Mike Morris March 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM
This wil surely be a loss for the community. You have been one of my favorite stores for the best part of 20 years. You will be missed.
Chuck Simmons March 31, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Actually, I think they close tomorrow (Friday). My boss went there today, and everything was 50% off. We still have time to stop by and wish them well!
Edward Cardenas (Editor) March 31, 2011 at 09:57 PM
Thanks for the update. I am glad others will be able to visit one last time.
waz April 03, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Guardia Piemontese here I come...take a trip Frank and enjoy. You will be sorely missed!
Genna April 06, 2011 at 03:31 PM
Does anyone know why they closed? My grandfather used to take my dad, and my dad took my sister and I as kids. We would buy our bread, noodles, meats, cheeses, etc. We knew the people by name. I just drove by today and saw it closed. To be honest, I was really sad. I didn't even know they were closing! :(
Nb April 06, 2011 at 05:31 PM
I drove by yesterday, too, and had to try both doors and even peek inside! I almost needed to call 9-1-1 [for my heart]. Oh well ... a sad day for us East-Siders who were born and raised with Giglio's. Glad my mother isn't around to see this day. Another family tradition lost :(
Tracey Moro April 06, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Giglos was there earlier than 1989 - since I remember crossing Harper from Nino's for a lunch break in the early 80s. Love the store and miss it since I've moved out of the area. It will be missed by many. What a shame!
Jackie April 06, 2011 at 09:46 PM
We got to see Frank one last time the day they officially closed. He said his dad was going for surgery and business hadn't been good this year due to the economy. He didn't want to leave Frank running the store knowing it wasn't doing well so he decided to close it and retire. Though I am really really sad for it to be gone I have to commend him for not leaving his son burdened with a failing business and having the responsibility of keeping the legacy alive.
JAKE April 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Vita April 19, 2011 at 04:24 PM
You might be remembering Gaudino's. That's the one that was there years ago. Another great place lost.
Vita April 19, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Great to hear. Hope to see them soon.
Rick May 05, 2011 at 03:38 PM
I could not beleave it when I was told you were closing!!! I had been going to your market since I was a young boy with my father when you were in Detroit! I now live 3 hours north and still make the trip to your store!! Very sad to be losing one of the last great butcher cut meat markets!!!
Dombrosio June 24, 2011 at 04:26 PM
My family has shopped here for 3 generations. It is sad that I will not be able to pass on this little tradition to my kids. I will be the last of my family to shop here. I remember the store on gratiot and 8mile and when my dad was laid off the family knew us so well they would put the bill on account and let my folks pay it off slowly. This breaks my heart that they are gone. Thank you to the giglio family for the memories, tradition, and culture not to mention love and kindest from a real family business that cared about family and community.
Larry Finazzo October 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I can remember going to the store at Mac Dougall and Gratiot in the 50's. It was next to the original Roma Hall. When they torn the building down they moved to State Fair and Gratiot. They built a Standard Oil Service Station on the site in the 60's. My Dad was the first owner of that Gas Station. I remember walking through the alley there and going into the kitchen at Roma Hall. The head chef would slice a whole loaf of fresh baked bread and fill it with fresh meats and cheeses and my dad and I would eat it with him. Just behind this building at Mitchell and Gratiot was Cardinellis Restaurant. Good Food!!


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