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Vitale family
  Mr. Nick Vitale immigrated to Canada on June 26, 1954. After settling in Windsor, he found work with a produce company and a few years later, he started his own business as a street vendor. Mr. Vitale’s business expanded and, in 1960, he began to supply produce to small restaurants and stores. The business continued to grow and, in 1973, Nick and his wife, Fina, opened Vitale Produce. Located at 285 Mercer Street, Vitale Produce was a family affair. Nick himself ran the wholesale division with his eldest sons, Bill and Jerry. Fina, son Frank and daughters Josie and Rosie worked in the City Market retail section. The company thrived
Vitale family
  and in 1994, Vitale Produce relocated to its present location at 1125 Mercer Street. The Canadian Italian
and Business Professionals Association (CIBPA) presented the “Family Business of the Year” award to Vitale Produce in 2002.
 
Nick Vitale -Vitale Produce
 
Nick Vitale -Vitale Produce

Nick Vitale -Vitale Produce
 
Mr. Vitale became involved in Windsor’s Italian community and participated in the 1976 Easter Seal Telethon. He was president of the Sicilia Club for eight years and is currently a member of the Caboto Club.
 
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