DiBuono Ravioli Co. closing

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BENNINGTON — The DiBuono Ravioli Co., a pasta shop that for several years has occupied a storefront at 512 Main St., will be closing Wednesday, according to a newsletter sent by the business over the weekend.

"Sadly, we will be closing our doors for good" on Nov. 27, the newsletter states. "We thank [everyone] for the patronage and [enthusiasm] over the past two and a half years."

At the store on Monday, owner Scott Sanfilippo declined to delve into specifics regarding the closure but said it does not necessarily mark the end of the business. "I just have to find the next chapter," he said.

Sanfilippo thanked his landlord, the town and affiliated economic development agencies, community-oriented Facebook pages and his customers for their support over the years.

The newsletter says the business is "looking for new options to continue supporting your need for good pasta," adding, "If you know of potential kitchen spaces, we're open to exploring other avenues."

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Several commenters expressed sadness on Facebook about the news.

"I'm so sad to hear this!" one wrote. "Will you be making any last time cannolis?"

One Facebook user encouraged the business to check out open spaces in Hoosick Falls. "I am excited about what is happening there right now," the business wrote back. "I'll look into it."

The business was named after Sanfilippo's maternal grandparents, according to a 2017 Banner story on its opening. It took over the space vacated by Bringing You Vermont when the latter store moved to the former Evans' News location.

Sanfilippo, a second-generation descendant of Italian immigrants, and his wife have served on the Bennington Farmers' Market board.

Contact Luke Nathan at lnathan@benningtonbanner.com.


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