Amerigo’s is temporarily located within the Sitara Art Gallery and Studios connected to Cambria City Flowers at 512 Chestnut St. The store offers a variety of fine Italian grocery items such as artisan breads, biscotti, pizzelles, pasta and pasta sauce, and much more. On Saturday mornings, patrons flock to this shop rooted in Italian tradition to make purchases from a selection of fresh bread and biscotti that arrives at the store at 9 AM. Unlike your traditional grocery store, Amerigo's has that feeling of community, as repeat customers return weekly for their "usual".
The story behind Amerigo’s is deeply rooted in the ancestry of Chad Pysher, Co-owner of Stella Property Development, the orginization which has been responsible for many of the new businesses taking root in Cambria City. “In 1912, my Great Grandfather and father of our company’s namesake, began selling produce and wares from a horse-drawn cart in his new home of Lilly, Pennsylvania. After marrying Maria Grazia (Mary Grace) Corvino in 1915, he opened his first storefront at 512 Cleveland Street where they began their family and…their family’s story. They lost the store after the Great Depression, but it left an indelible mark on their oldest daughters, Margaret, and Stella. Through the stories that they both shared over many years, I was always aware of their affection for the life he and my Great Grandmother wanted for them and their future generations by having a family business. These stories have been a constant source of pride and inspiration for me…and now are the foundation of the newest venture of our company.”
If you're looking to sample some fine Italian grocery items, or just want to take a step back in time, Amerigo's should definitely be on your itinerary.