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SQUITTI'S HISTORY


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Squitti's is a family operated business that was started by Mariann Bertucci Rosso and Arthur Natale Squitti, on Bay Street in the City of Thunder Bay, in 1967, Canada's Centennial Year.

Arthur Squitti was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, now the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, having worked on the railroad, the mines, and as owner of Art's Taxi.

Mariann Bertucci Rosso Squitti, was born and raised in Simbario, Catanzaro, Italy, the youngest girl in a family of 11.  She worked the family small businesses, before immigrating to Port Arthur, where she met Arthur Squitti.

You can discover some of  interesting family history, especially the Nobility within the Squitti family, that was discovered hidden in the internet.

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Originally the family operated an Italian Speciality Store, at 325 Bay Street, specializing in Italian Imported Foods.  The family van was often seen throughout the city and surrounding area. 


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Later the current location at 319 Bay Street was purchased and expanded to bring to market some of the finest merchandise available. 

From the very finest in 18 Karat Gold from Italy, to the finest in Pearls, Crystal Chandeliers, Religious Giftware, Crystal, Silverware, Bedding, Mens Clothing, Ladies Clothing, Children's Specialty Clothing and much more.

We would like to maintain our reputation as one the world's smallest department stores, carrying a variety of speciality lines.

We hope to keep their beautiful memory alive...'the beautiful difference'...that did change the world in a positive way !

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