Italian-inspired Vicini pasta shop and home goods store coming to Lafayette Square

Jun 04, 2021 126


With the forthcoming Vicini (1916 Park Avenue)—a boutique grocery store, pasta shop, and home goods store in Lafayette Square—Dawn Wilson is on the cusp of realizing a dream more than a decade in the making.

Ten years ago, the St. Louis native moved to a small town in Tuscany to learn about the slow food movement, handmade pasta, and authentic Italian cuisine. The experience sparked her dream to open a pastaria and market of her own, modeled after the corner stores that she fell in love with while living abroad. “Once I came back from there, I was kind of obsessed,” Wilson says. "That’s where the dream of this brick and mortar began."

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