Purchase Street's Rye Country Store landed a nice write-up in LoHud.com:
"Except for the baked bread and chocolate-covered pretzels, everything in the store is whipped up from scratch in its 2,000-square-foot kitchen downstairs…
In 1982, Hassi was working at the Rye Country Store under its former owner, and Colalucci was at the Meateria in Larchmont. "Each of us was working 80 to 90 hours a week for someone else, so at that point it made sense to work for ourselves," remembers Colalucci. The duo bought the store in 1985 and moved it from one side of Purchase Street to the other."
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