Peirano Market, Ventura
Although this building now houses Jonathan's restaurant, it was an Italian grocery store for 109 years, built in 1877 for Alex Gandolfo who then passed it to his nephew Nicola Pierano whose family operated it for another 96 years until the last Peirano retired in 1986.
While it's sad to see a store like Peirano's close, it's nice that the building has been preserved. I'm not sure when the murals on the side of the building date to but the colorful Ghiradelli sign on the side was what I liked best about the building and not just because I like their chocolate!
For a little more history, click on the website below.