Marietta's roll-down gate closed with a notice taped to it, I get nervous. After all, this mom-and-pop shop has been a fixture on Court Street since 1940 in Carroll Gardens and the neighborhood just would not be the same without it.
What relief when I read the note attached on the gate this time around. Turns out, Joe Chirico, the wonderful 90+ year old owner is taking a vacation. Let us hope Joe re-opens his wonderful old-fashioned neighborhood store on the 19th and is enjoying some well deserved time off.