Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cardullo's in Cambridge's Harvard Square Is Being Sold

An iconic grocery store in the heart of Cambridge's Harvard Square will soon be under new ownership.

Cambridge Day is reporting that Cardullo's on Brattle Street is being sold to Kim and Richard Wilson, who are "fleeing big business" (Kim has recently worked at Staples while Richard has worked at BJ's Wholesale Club). The article says that the changeover will mark the first time in its 65-year history that there won't be anyone from the Cardullo family fully involved with the store, though current co-owner Donez Cardullo-Tavilla does say that she will help out during the holidays. Both the Wilsons and the Cardullos will work together to make the transition a smooth one, with the sale of the shop slated to become official sometime in August.

[July 14 update: According to an article in the Cambridge Chronicle and TAB, the sale of Cardullo's should be finalized in the next four to six weeks (as soon as the liquor license transfer takes place), with the name and concept of the place remaining the same.]

Cardullo's, which first opened in 1950, is a gourmet market that sells a variety of cheese, chocolate products, honey, spices, coffee, tea, liquor, pasta, sandwiches, and more.

The address for Cardullo's is 6 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138. Its website can be found at

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