Vesuvio reopens after renovation

Vesuvio Bakery, 160 Prince St., reopened Sept. 25 after a renovation that was supposed to take three days but lasted three months, said Lisa Gigante, one of the new co-owners along with her sister-in-law, Christine Gigante. Formerly owned by Tony Dapolito, the “mayor of Greenwich Village,” who sold the store shortly before his death on July 2 at 82, the first floor has been redone with the old cash register, counter and other timeworn elements replaced by new versions. The two coal ovens in the basement remain, and the same baker still produces bread for hotels and restaurants. Vesuvio now sells sandwiches on its own bread, as well as coffee and eggs for breakfas. Gigante, a Thompson St. native, said they plan to get a wine license.