Readers Tab Cerretani's as Most Missed Business in Melrose

Find out what other former Melrose businesses also garnered multiple votes.

After nearly 50 votes were cast by our readers, Cerretani's garnered the most tallies and was tabbed the most missed business in Melrose.

Of the 46 votes received, Cerretani's received six votes to top the list.

"I miss Cerretani's and I also miss Brigham's Ice Cream...oh and how can I forget Caruso's Pizza," wrote reader Cheryl Ringen.

Finishing in a second-place tie were Hinchey's and Caruso's Pizza, as each received four votes. 

After seeing reader Melissa Chick's vote for Hinchey's, fellow reader Ellie Tedeschi wrote, "Glad to see someone else remember Hinchey's. I went there with my grandparents in the 70s. It was always such a special treat to go and get a brown bag full of candy!"

In third place, Breads 'n Bits of Ireland and Sweet's Stuff each received three votes. 

"I miss (Breads 'n Bits of Ireland) and their amazing scones. So cozy and soothing to sit in the sun by the window!" wrote reader vickymacdonald. "(Breads 'n Bits of Ireland) for the atmosphere and the Irish soda bread," added reader Kayla Williams.

Melissa Chick December 17, 2012 at 01:28 PM
sad, you gave me a new last name. Melissa Chick, not Clark
Mark Ouellette December 17, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Sorry about that, Melissa. I've corrected the article.
Edith McGandy Ackerman December 17, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I imagine like the family did very well when they sold to Shaws - -I had heard there were family members still involved with the store - -this is a nice article to supplement -- good to know it was a success, rather than a sign of a diminishing local economy. http://melrosemirror.media.mit.edu/servlet/pluto?state=3030347061676530303757656250616765303032696430303435393332
Melissa Chick December 17, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Thank you Mark
Trish Bourne December 18, 2012 at 05:23 AM
I loved Cerretani's!! Thanks Dad, Uncle Dick, Uncle Jim and Uncle Joe!! Nice try Don Michele!?! RIP


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