Gracie’s was created to bring the spirit of community and the positive energy that comes from bringing good people together to enjoy good food. Named after Grace Vitori and honoring her and her husband Nick, who for years were the cornerstone of Mayfield, with their small grocery. More than a local store, Nick and Grace brought kindness and love to their customers, caring for many as extended family.
In 2020, we expanded to open Vitori’s Market, a specialty grocery to continue their tradition and create an additional connection with our community. With their famous Ham Salad and Pimiento Cheese we have worked to continue their legacy of bringing fresh and delicious food to Middletown.
The Gracie’s team brings a unique combination of restaurant experience, excitement and a new tradition to Middletown.
Named after her grandmother, Gracie’s is a project of love for food, family and her favorite community: Middletown.
Experienced executive and entrepreneur with 20+ years of success in the financial, entertainment, non-profit and communications arenas. Born and raised in Middletown, worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, an executive and producer for 10 years in the entertainment business, ran marketing for non-profit Rock the Vote, and ultimately started Vitori Trend, a specialized branding and strategic communications firm. Has helped politicians, government agencies, non-profits and small businesses build their dream, and with the purchase of 1131 Central Avenue, has started her own.
Gracie’s and Vitori’s Market are located inside of Torchlight Pass, an exciting new destination in downtown Middletown.
Built in 1955 as a JC Penney, and most recently operated as the TV Middletown building, Torchlight Pass benefits from Gracie’s as the cornerstone of for the block attracting diners from near and far.