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Loretta DiVito stands in front of her restaurant on Friday afternoon. The establishment in Essex Junction plans to close after 20 years to make way for new apartments.  OLIVER PARINI

Loretta DiVito stands in front of her restaurant on Friday afternoon. The establishment in Essex Junction plans to close after 20 years to make way for new apartments.
OLIVER PARINI

Loretta’s making way for apartment expansion

The 20th anniversary of Loretta’s Fine Italian Cuisine will be bittersweet when the milestone comes this December. Owner Loretta DeVito has been told that the Park Street building she’s run the restaurant out of since 1994 will be demolished next year. In its place, an apartment building will be constructed, the next phase of the “Riverside in the Village” apartments that have gone up next door.

According to the developer, Curt Montgomery of 222 Franklin Inc., the new building will add about 50 apartments to the 235 that are already finished...READ MORE 

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