Tony Caputo, beloved founder of Salt Lake deli and market, dies at age 72

Mar 11, 2021 558

BY: Graham Dudley

Caputo's Market founder Tony Caputo, whose popular deli fed thousands of Utahns through the years and helped revitalize the Pioneer Park neighborhood, died on Wednesday at the age of 72, his family confirmed. Caputo's daughter-in-law Yelena told his death was "very sudden" and may be heart-related, but is not tied to COVID-19.

With backing from partners Dr. Dominic Albo and Chris Hase, Caputo opened Caputo's Market & Deli on 300 South, just across from Pioneer Park, in 1997. The market has since become renowned for its high-quality ingredients and rare food items for sale, as well as for quick quality lunches enjoyed by the downtown business community.

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