Fortunato Bruzzese, owner of the famed Commercial Drive deli La Grotta Del Formaggio, is celebrating 40 years of being in business. Bruzzese is at the shop every day, seven days a week, even on holidays — and he says he’s not planning to stop any time soon. “I know everyone, I’ve been on this street for many years … they know me, I know them … you keep it going,” he says. Born and raised in Mammola, Reggio Calabria, in Italy, Bruzzese moved to Vancouver with his wife and knew immediately that he wanted to start his own business.
La Grotta Del Formaggio celebrates its 40th anniversary