Lucido: Senate tribute honors Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace on 40th anniversary

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter J. Lucido joined with the St. Clair Shores community in honoring the Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace with a special Senate tribute commemorating the store’s 40th anniversary.

“The Lucido and Salvaggio families go way back,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “I fondly remember spending time as a boy with my father, who was himself in the produce business, and Nino Salvaggio as they loaded produce in St. Clair Shores. To think, what started as one little store has grown to a family business with four locations is a remarkable thing.

“While Mr. Salvaggio is no longer at the helm, I trust that he is looking on with pride as his children, Leo and Andrea, continue to build on his wonderful legacy of serving our communities with excellent food and world class service. On behalf of the residents of the 8th Senate District, I wish them a long, successful future.”

As noted in Lucido’s tribute, Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace was founded in 1979 as a modest fruit stand, by the late Nino Salvaggio, and has since expanded to four locations in Southeast Michigan. The first store opened in 1979 in St. Clair Shores, followed by another location in Troy in 1996. A third location opened in Clinton Township in 2003, and their latest store opened in 2018 in Bloomfield Township.

The stores pride themselves on exceptional customer service, and they carry a large variety of gourmet specialty items and produce that are grown or made in Michigan.

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Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, presents copies of a special Senate tribute to members of the Salvaggio family, who own and operate the Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, which is commemorating its 40th anniversary. Pictured are, from left, Frank Nicolella, Andrea Nicolella, Lucido, Leo Salvaggio, and Mike Santoro.