Amighetti’s is a St. Louis landmark

May 06, 2023 315

BY: Iain Shaw

In February, a familiar name in St. Louis bread baking and sandwiches returned to the Hill after a nearly four-year hiatus, restoring a legacy that began during the first World War. Amighetti’s opened its new Hill location in the former Hanneke Hardware & Industrial Supply Co. at 5390 Southwest Ave., less than a mile from the bakery’s former location at 5141 Wilson Ave.

“When I first told Marge that we were renovating the Hanneke building, she grabbed my arm and said, ‘Oh my gosh, that gives me chills,’” said Amighetti’s owner Anthony Favazza. He’s talking about Marge Amighetti, the widow of Louis “Junior” Amighetti and former co-owner of Amighetti’s. Marge is long retired but remains a trusted advisor and friend to Favazza. “She is very much alive and well in Shrewsbury,” Favazza said.

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