Sparta restaurant thrives on Italian tradition

In 1980, Rosario and Angela Candela left their homeland of Motelepre, Sicily, looking for a new start in America. Along with their three children, Sam, Joe and Anna, the couple worked with relatives in a local restaurant as they adjusted to life in America. Gaining experience and longing for their own personal tradition preparing Italian […]

Sparta’s discount (gourmet) grocery

BARGAINS GALORE—Roger Anderson with his daughter Bethany, 15, show off some of the gourmet products the store sells at deliciously low prices.

It’s like G.B. Russo’s without the pricing. It’s a treasure hunt. The food pantries are cheaper (free) but no one else offers prices this low. Andy’s Discount  Grocery has been at 572 S. State Street in Sparta for about a year and a half. Owner Roger Anderson opened the 4,000-square-foot store when his career in […]