The Pitt News

Longtime residents reminisce about old Oakland

The Merante family has owned and operated Groceria Merante since 1979. (TPN file photo)

By David Solomon | Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

At the corner of Bates and McKee streets sits Groceria Merante, an Italian grocery that’s been situated in the neighborhood for nearly four decades. Walk inside and Salvatore Merante, age 86, may be there to ring you up or reminisce about the Oakland he used to know — a calm family neighborhood,...

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