01 December 2011

A Good Sign: Grande Monuments


It's the rare New York business that has both great old standard signage and great old neon signage. But Grande Monuments on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg hits that trick. The business was begun in the late '40s and is still family owned. (Grande is not an adjective in this case; it was the name of the founder). It's a weird mash-up place. They sell headstones and bread. The bread comes from Fornaretto Bakery in Brooklyn, where owner Jerry Ragusa's daughter Angela works. It's his way of having her in the business.

2 comments:

Ken Mac said...

fabulous

2Easy2GoogleMe said...

My old apartment! The bread is delicious, and costs only a dollar after 4pm most days. I loved that block.