Nonno Pasquale comes to Australia from Reggio Calabria, Italy. Starts working with Main Roads Department and on a farm at Warrimoo Road, St Ives.
The rest of the family immigrate to Australia (including a young Domenic).
Nonno Pasquale leases a farm on Old Illawarra Road, Menai. In addition to playing cards with his mates, he grows tomatoes, eggplants and potatoes for Sydney Markets.
Nonno Pasquale decides it would be better if he sold the produce himself, so he leases a shop in Top Ryde.
A 15 year old Domenic leaves his hairdresser aspirations behind and joins the family fruit shop in Hillsdale.
The family sells the successful Hillsdale store and open another shop in the new demographic of Marrickville. They continue on in this fashion (buying, improving and then selling shops) with Five Ways at Kingsford Markets (1972), then Moorebank (1975).
Domenic has his first son, Pasquale. The family move to self service and open a new style of fruit shop in South Hurstville.
The family move on to open a fruit market in Campbelltown, which is sold before doing a stint in Mt Colah.
Son number two, Tony, is born.
After selling their successful Mt Colah shop, the family open a store in Northmead that is built from the ground up. Meanwhile, in Terrey Hills, the iconic tin shed 'fruit stall' is re-built into the store you still see standing today.
The family continue to open, transform and sell successful fruit shops all over Sydney, including a store in Penrith (1990), Fairfield (1992) and Northmead again (1997). Tony joins the industry straight out of school and Pasquale pursues various careers before also joining the family at the Northmead shop.
Domenic discovers the closed-down landmark fruit barn in Terrey Hills and sells his vision for the store to his two sons. Et voila! Forestway Fresh is revamped and reopened under the new management of Domenic, Pasquale and Tony Polistina.
Building upgrades and extensions commence on the iconic store, which is now recognised as one of Sydney's premium food stores.