Tony and Vinne Avanzato, who have operated signature restaurants – first, the Italian Kitchen; then, Ristorante Stella Luna in the landmark D&H depot – have announced they plan to retire Aug. 25. For details on the Avanzato family story in the restaurant business by Gianluca Avanzato, a family member and published author,, see this week’s Hometown Oneonta & Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon. (Ian Austin/

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