New ownership, new equipment, expanded food offerings and now a new name.
For the past 40 years, Mayflower Food & Spirits of Plymouth, Massachusetts, has been known for its prepared meals by way of a deli that includes freshly made roast beef and turkey, sandwiches and pastries. Leo Vercollone of VERC Enterprises, the store’s new owner, says the traditions will continue and some new ones will be added at the newly-named Mayflower Provisions.
Vercollone says the name Provisions was selected to appeal to a wider audience and to better reflect the scope of services and products that the store offers. In addition to fresh hot meals, sandwiches, a butcher shop, bakery and produce as well as a selection of wine, beer and spirits, Mayflower Provisions offers a range of grocery and specialty items. A Mobil gasoline outlet offers additional convenience.
Vercollone said, “This business has been a mainstay of Plymouth for many years and, in fact, we may modify some of our other locations to add some of the services that Mayflower Provisions now offers.”
The Mayflower Provisions staff of 32 includes Chef Tony Andrews as well as baker Carol Wall and butcher Curt Carafoli.
VERC will continue its tradition of hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which it has done throughout its network of stores. It already has hired two such people at Provisions.
VERC Enterprises is an independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire.