The Italian Store will be opening a second location next year, in the Westover neighborhood.
The store, which sells sandwiches, pizza, wine and gourmet Italian grocery items, has enjoyed considerable success at its original 3123 Lee Highway location, next to Spout Run. The new location, at 5839 Washington Blvd, represents its first expansion after more than 30 years in business.
The Italian Store will replace a 7-Eleven convenience store, which closed its doors last night. Italian Store owner Robert Tramonte says he expects to begin “a total renovation” next month. No word yet on when he expects the new store to open.