Vincent Cutrone

Owner of Octopus Garden in Gravesend

Interviewee:
Vincent Cutrone
Interview Date:
September 3, 2016

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Vincent Cutrone owns and operates Octopus Garden, which sells tenderized octopus and cuttlefish to restaurants in New York City and distributes the product across the country. Located on Avenue U in Gravesend, the shop was originally a mom-and-pop on Stillwell Avenue until Cutrone bought the business from its original owners nearly 20 years ago.  He also supplies octopus to Gargiulo's Restaurant in Coney Island and talks about their Sagra del Polpo - Octopus Festival - held every October.