As with so many Italian immigrants in the 1930’s, Danny and Joe Di Bruno, along with their brothers and sisters, came to Philadelphia through Ellis Island in search of the American Dream. They came to America where rumor had it that the streets were paved with gold, but upon arriving to Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market they soon found only cobblestones. With only 3rd grade educations, their willingness to work endless hours, and their entrepreneurial spirit, the brothers put everything on the line–which wasn’t much–and opened up the Di Bruno Bros. Grocery Store in South Philly’s Italian Market neighborhood.
Returning from a vacation to Switzerland, where Danny sampled some of world’s best cheese, the brothers were inspired to reinvent Di Bruno Bros. into a gourmet cheese shop – Philadelphia’s own “House of Cheese”. Cured meats, thousands of pounds of aged provolone, and imported cheeses from Italy and around the world hung from the ceiling, filling the 700 sq. foot store with new, interesting products and many new customers.
Fast forward to the 1990’s, as the torch was passed to Danny and Joe’s grandchildren and current Di Bruno Bros. owners. The new generation helped spearhead the city’s food revolution, and played a local role in the country’s emerging foodie fascination. New product lines were developed and operations were expanded to multiple locations. Today, Di Bruno Bros. is a Philly landmark and one of the most trusted online purveyors of meat, gift boxes, and specialty foods.
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