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Graziano Brothers Getting Historic Makeover

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A historic south side grocery store is honoring its history and service to the city of Des Moines.

Graziano Brothers has hired an artist to recreate what the building looked like when the store opened in 1912.

Two years ago the building needed some repairs. When the plaster was removed off the building, the original signs were revealed. That’s when the idea for a mural came about.

When completed, the design will include hanging meats and cheeses, wine and spices, as well as Graziano signs.

The mural is expected to be completed in August.


  • Bill Erickson

    Where is the store located?? I grew up in Des Moines and moved to California but remember hearing about the Graziano store all my life. I travel to Des Moines about once a year and would like to check it out

  • Hugo S LaVia

    Kind of buried the lede, didn’t you? The mural isn’t mentioned until the third graph. From the headline and lede, it seems like the building is going to be restored when it’s merely getting a “paint job.” That’s a makeover?

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