College of the Holy Cross Dedicates D'Agostino Café in Integrated Science Complex

The café has been named in honor of alumnus Stephen I. D'Agostino '55, whose family founded the famed NYC supermarket chain

The College of the Holy Cross has dedicated the D'Agostino Café in the Integrated Science Complex in honor of Stephen I. D'Agostino '55, whose family founded the famed D'Agostino supermarket chain in New York City.

Alongside his brother, D'Agostino took over the business in 1964, which had long-since been considered one of America's first supermarkets after opening its doors in 1939. Over the decades, the D'Agostino supermarkets have become renowned as New York's Grocer. The store's fame grew as their signature D'AG Bag shopping bags were seen in the hands of actors and performers who liked to use the totes to carry their costumes and performance items. The store was also featured in the media including in the film "Death Wish" (1974), the novel "American Psycho" (1991) and the television series "Friends" (1994) and "Will & Grace" (1998).

The D'Agostino name is a familiar one at Holy Cross, with second and third generation family members joining in the College's traditions on The Hill. Now, the legacy of Stephen D'Agostino will be honored through signage at the location — and through seeing students, faculty and staff enjoying the space.