Risoldi’s Market Cafe in Hamilton is closing its doors after over 70 years of business.
Owner Sam Risoldi, Jr., said the decision to shutter the family-owned business comes due to increased competition in the area over the last five years, which has lead to his market not doing enough business.
This Saturday, June 29, will be the last day the store is open. The market, located at 3100 Quakerbridge Road in Clover Plaza, will close at 9 p.m.
“It’s been a long run,” he says. “We want to thank my family and those who patronized our store and our father’s store since 1948, as well as current and past employees.”
Risoldi Jr.’s father Sam Risoldi, the son of an Italian immigrant from Rome, was a butcher. The senior Risoldi decided to open his own store, which he expanded into a market, calling it “Liberty Thrift Way.”
As Risoldi’s specialty meats such as his sausages and roasts gained popularity, he decided to start a catering business as well.
His sons, Sam Risoldi Jr. and Tommy Risoldi, carried on their father’s legacy. They opened Risoldi’s Market Cafe in Hamilton which sold their father’s specialties along with more homemade Italian food varieties that came from their families’ kitchens. Also, they continued the catering aspect of their family business.
Risoldi Jr. says the closing of the business makes it time for him to retire, as there are no plans of another Risoldi’s reopening in the future.