Cascarelli’s Albion is perhaps the longest-standing business in downtown Albion, Michigan. Read here to learn more history of this business.
Robert Cascarelli was born in 1856, in Borgopartenope, Soseinza, Italy and died in 1932 in Albion, Michigan. He married Vincenza Biafor who was born in 1873 in Piefrafitta, Italy and died in 1947 in Albion, Michigan.
Their son Louie, born in 1907 (their fifth child) took over the family business.
The business actually started with a fruit push-cart in 1897, but became established as a fruit stand and confectioners at the current location in 1909. One year before that, an earlier location of the store was destroyed in the great flood of 1908, and a beloved peanut roaster cart was lost in that tragedy.
Read more about Cascarelli’s from the following articles, from the Albion History Room.
Early 20th-century family portrait of Robert Cascarelli and his family.
Cascarelli's fruit stand and confectionery, with Mrs. Robert Cascarelli and her sister Mary. Approximate date 1910.
Cascarelli's fruit stand being painted, early 20th century.
Louie Cascarelli with the historic peanut roaster. Cascarelli's is still known for its roasted peanuts.
Cascarelli's used to have a large mural for soda pop. This photo from 1968 shows the colors of the building at that time. The golden color from the Vernor's sign became the color of the entire building later on. Note that this business sold Pepsi products, with a sign over the front door, in addition to Coca-Cola products, as the sign over the side door announces.
This article from the Recorder in 1976 tells of the expansion of Cascarelli's after the purchase of Dave's Stag bar next door. The original bar is still at the location in the expanded area that is used for the salad bar, a dining room, and entertainment.
With the management of the business firmly into the 3rd generation for almost a decade, Jim Cascarelli talks about the family's core values of serving the community.
A new photo shows Jim and two additional generations of the Cascarelli family, some that work alongside him on a regular basis such as his daughter Dana, and his grandchildren, that pitch in for special occasions, including a recent funeral for a a well-respected community member.
Cascarelli's of Albion is proud to be serving the Albion Community and visitors for 5 generations. Ask us about hosting your special events. Order our world-famous roasted red-skin peanuts for gifts or snacks for your friends and family. ... See MoreSee Less
Love the food here and the staff. We have enjoyed having our Company Christmas 🎄 Party here and have had excellent food and great service. Such a great place and family 😀
Awesome family , awesome food , awesome atmosphere.
Congratulations we have always loved going to Cascarellis, my mom & dad always took us kids & we continue to take ours. Now we are taking our grandchildren. Beautiful family and a great place to eat and enjoy family and friends❣️
Great picture great family. Love Cascarelli's. Could tell you a lot of stores about the "Wicker Store" and "Peaches, Peaches". That is just a couple of stories. We go back a long way. 🥰
So proud of our family!! Love you all❤️
Congratulations🎉 Cascarelli Family! I'm so happy I could be a part of your business for 20 years! Here's to many more happy and prosperous years! 🍻
Wonderful family picture!
Anchor of Albion.
Love them💖 Great place for food, friends and family. I highly recommend it..
Simply said, they are the best. Great friends, great ambiance, wonderful memories and food..... oh so good!
What wonderful memories of the family in the “Store “. Awesome family 💞💞
Great picture of an amazing family. 😘
Congratulations Cascarelli family. I really enjoyed my employment there. I did learn a lot Jim Cascarelli. Thank you.
I agree that you deserve to retire Jim But Cascarellis simply must go on whenever The college alumni come back the first place they want to be is at cascarellis And I don’t see that changing for quite some time love your family
Good Monday to all!! Another beautiful day in April to enjoy!!! 🤪 Come lift your spirits and get out of the rain with a warm delicious meal !!
Today’s features are!!
Grilled cheese and soup Soup choices : Chicken Noodle or Chicken Fajita
Beef tips and noodles, mashed potatoes gravy and vegetable
Steak salad Open face prime rib NY Strip Steak
We are trying to welcome Spring/ Summer with the famous Bell’s Oberon ( reborn every year in March 23) get while it lasts!! And Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy!! It doesn’t have to be 80 and sunny out to enjoy these treats!! ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy a N.Y.strip grilled to you liking served with baked potato, vegetable and garlic bread only $14.95....😋 (available Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm)Pair it with one our tasty draft beers like a Bells Oberon!! ... See MoreSee Less