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September 14, 2023

Nardelli’s to open 3 new locations, including first in MA

Contributed A Nardelli's sign.

Nardelli’s, an Italian deli founded in Waterbury more than a century ago, announced Thursday that it is opening three new locations, including its first outside of Connecticut.

The new grinder shops – in East Lyme and Enfield, and Sturbridge, Massachusetts – are in Noble Gas travel plazas. The East Lyme location has already opened and is at Exit 75 of Interstate 95.

The Sturbridge location, at 195 Charlton Road, and the Enfield location, at 190 Elm St., will both open soon. Noble Gas is a high-end vehicle refueling station, which opened its first location in Hartford in 2013. Since then, it has been expanding across New England.

Noble Gas travel centers with Nardelli’s shops will feature indoor and outdoor seating along with EV charging stations, according to the announcement.

"Noble is a relatively new family-owned business, and we are excited to partner with such a long standing, family-owned Connecticut business," said Michael Frisbie, co-owner of Noble Gas. "I am so grateful the Nardelli family has put their trust in Noble to help them grow their brand throughout Connecticut and beyond.”

Nardelli's was established as a grocery store in Waterbury in 1922 by three Italian brothers.

The family-owned business started offering franchises in 2004 and now has 15 Connecticut locations.

Noble Gas says it’s on track to add 20 stations over the next five years, including Hamden, East Hartford and Windsor.

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