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It is hard to believe we just celebrated our 6 year anniversary owning Fitzgerald's Foods.  After 35 years in the business, my wife Sandy and I decided to go out on our own.  We had looked at several possibilities over the years, but none seemed to be as good a fit as Fitzgerald's Foods.  From the start, we knew what the store and the town needed and so, on July 1, 2010, a new chapter in our lives, and the lives of so many of our family members, changed forever. 

Fitzgerald's was already an icon in town, but was desperately in need  of a face lift and upgrades in the perishable departments. After many years of specializing in perishables at Highland Park Markets we knew what we had to do.

Although she had no professional training, our daughter, Heather, took on what we felt could be our calling card and created the most incredible gourmet, full-service bakery you will find anywhere.  Our nephew, Kyle, built new relationships with top quality vendors and re-established our produce department's quality and variety of fruits and veggies so we could offer our community what they were looking for. 

Sndy saw an opportunity in the catering and foods-to-go department.  We never imagined how successful it would be, with increases of over 200%!  All of our entrees are chef-prepared in our store.

We transformed our meat to a full service gourmet meat department and upgraded the quality of the products.  We are extremely proud to offer what we feel are the finest products available, Certified Angus Beef, Bell & Evans Chicken, and Plainville Farms Turkey products.  We are most proud that all off our meat products are raised and harvested in the USA! 

Our deli, run by our future daughter-in law, Cheryl, offers the best brands of cold cuts, and is unique in that we offer over 20 store-made fresh salads. Our grocery department has all of the everyday products our customers are looking for, but have we have also procured hundreds of hard to find gourmet products and our niece, Amanda, is on the hunt to add to that variety everyday. 

We are truly a family business and, like our business, our family continues to grow with the addition of two grandsons, Mason and Wyatt.  Along with our family members, we have several employees who have been at Fitzgerald's over 40 years, going back to the original Fitzgerald's family.  We enjoy the Simsbury community very much and have built so many new relationships and friends.   We appreciate all of the support we have received and try to give back to our community every opportunity we have.  We look forward to growing our business and relationships in Simsbury for years to come. 

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