Posted by Marilyn Barbera on 28 AUG 2004 20:12:40
Frank De Simone owned "De Simone's Grocery" on the corner of Bay Street and Columbus Ave in the Italian section (North Beach) of San Francisco. John Brucato mentions it in his book "A Sicilian In America." Don't know how long the grocery was there. The time period that John had a business relationship with Frank was right after prohibition when Roosevelt became president.John owned a winery and
De Simone sold the Brucato wine and champagne in his grocery store.