Grano Emporio is moving from Hampden. Owner, Gino Troia, has informed us it is moving, but at this time he isn’t at liberty to divulge the new location. Troia stated, “We decided to look for a buyer two years ago. We had a few offers from big players, but we resisted selling to big money as it would have added more competition to the Grano Pasta Bar,” also located on the Avenue in Hampden.
As for Grano Emporio’s building on Chestnut Avenue – Troia confirmed negotiations are all positive with Bottega and its owner Adrien Aeschilman, the highly popular micro Italian restaurant from the Station North neighborhood.