Little Italy Gets Two New Mercatos Next Month

It's clear the space at 181 Grand Street, off of Mulberry Street, is cursed. Dom's made a go at it very briefly before closing because of "family problems" (the landlord eventually seized the place), and then Dolce Vita was there for not even a year before the landlord stepped in again. Still, it'll be revived next month with the opening of Acquedolci, a self-described "mercato Siciliano." A sign promises Sicilian and Italian groceries, breads, deli meats, prepared salads, and coffee. All well and good, but the space is pretty small --  will it be able to compete with Di Palo's gastronomia, also opening next month?

Previously on's Grub Street...

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