Abstract

Mark Kotora, member of the Gust Gallucci Co., discusses the company's history and philosophy. An Italian grocery store located in Cleveland's Midtown Corridor, Galluci's began in 1912 as a fruit vending company. Forced out of the downtown area by Cleveland's Gateway Project, the store moved into Midtown in the mid 1990s. Mr. Kotora discusses personal memories while working at Gallucci's, including dealing with customers, and immigrant stories. He also discusses Galluci's customer base, market strategies, and the rationale for moving into the Midtown area. Other topics include family history, different store locations, growth, popularity, and strategies for continued success.

Creator

Kotora, Mark (interviewee)

Creator

Calder, James (interviewer)

Project

Midtown Cleveland

Date

8-8-2007

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

53 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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