Small City Market, a longtime commercial anchor in downtown Vergennes, is one of those Vermonty destinations that has a customer base that isn't afraid to drive the extra mile for special goodies not found elsewhere-such as New York-style brick oven pizza and distinctive Vermont Coffee offerings. The market, which broke ground on a spiffy new market and Mobil gasoline service at 2 S. Water St. back in May, has reopened for business to the delight of local-and not so local-residents.
Take Mike Cavalucchi, a retired Bronx fireman now living in Addison. We found him outside Small City Market filling up his GMC 4x4 truck with Mobil gasoline.
"I was in Vergennes back in September to pick some truck parts," said Cavalucchi. "So I stopped at the market for a quick lunch. I see the deli advertises New York-style brick oven pizza. I said 'yeah, well, ok' let's give it a try. You know what they say about New York-style pizza, eh? I am Italian-American, from the Bronx. Believe me, it's not easy finding good pizza in Vermont."
As Cavalucchi tells it, he's back in Vergennes-not for truck parts this time, but for a lkarge New York-style pizza to take home and a fill up. Small City Market's pizzas ought to be good, they're made with wholesome ingredients in one of the world's best pizza ovens manufactured in the USA by the Marcel family of New York.
"I was in Vergennes in September to pick up some parts," said Cavalucchi. "So I stopped at the market for a quick lunch. I liked the pizza. Now this place is on my list. I really like the pizza. It tastes like home. It's worth the drive. I come up here one day a week. I get a pizza pie, pick up some wine, snacks, then fill up the truck with gas."