Italian deli and grocer A.G. Ferrari is closing the doors on all its shops after 98 years, in what the brand says is a move to focus on the national growth of its packaged goods. That includes four locations: Montclair Village and Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, and Laurel Village and SoMa in SF.
The shop has been serving customers in the Bay Area since 1919. Ahead of this announcement, Berkeley’s College Ave. location was closed in February due to “high overhead costs,” and employees were redistributed throughout its other stores.
The line of packaged goods includes imported pasta, coffee, sauces, and other Italian staples, with more products on the way. Fans of AG Ferrari’s products will soon find it distribution at specialty grocers, and via an e-commerce store down the line. So stop in for an espresso and a some pasta salad before the chain’s last day, May 1. In the meantime, enjoy discounts on the remaining inventory.