More than a Market

Izzo’s Market Content Block 4

Bocce Court, Commercial Street, North End, Boston, 1950. Courtesy of Laban H. Whittaker, Jr.


Izzo’s Market supplied Chianti and cigars for bocce games at Frank Bossi’s Cement Products in South Burlington. Owned by sister Francesca (Chicky) Izzo’s in-laws, the factory had a professional bocce court in the back with a clay surface and sideboards. Games offered a chance to see friends and family who lived outside the neighborhood and a special treat for the children to ride the conveyor belts