Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Founder of Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas died
His grocery store is the go-to place for authentic Italian food and ingredients.
EAST DALLAS The man behind Jimmy's Food Store in East Dallas, James Edward DiCarlo, died Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 92, reports The Dallas Morning News. In honor of his funeral services on Friday, August 9, Jimmy's Food Store will be closed Friday.
DiCarlo was a grocer in Dallas for nearly 70 years, according to the DMN. Jimmy's Food Store at Bryan Street and Fitzhugh Avenue was much more than a neighborhood market; it became a go-to spot for Italian sandwiches, handmade pasta, and wine. Products from Jimmy's were regularly used by local restaurateurs.
The store was very much a family affair. From the DMN obituary:
DiCarlo was most proud of being part of a business he had guided while working with his father, his wife and children, grandchildren and extended family, his daughter said. His great-grandchildren had had the opportunity to help at Jimmy’s.
“He saw all the generations working at the store,” Mary Martha Francis said. “He would be there when the little … 3- and 4-year-olds would come to work. He always got such a big kick out of that.”
DiCarlo's funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.Follow @sblaskovich
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