After two and a half years of serving sandwiches in Lawrenceville, Deli on Butler
has opened a second location in the Central Northside. Deli on North is the newest business to open in the revitalizing Federal Street and North Avenue corridor.
An extensive menu of paninis, hoagies, wraps, salads, and sandwiches--from Muffalettas, to Cubans, to corned beef--are available at the deli, as well as meat and cheese by the pound. And if you can't find the right menu item, owner Pete Notarangelo says he'll let you build your own sandwich.
As with the Lawrenceville location, Deli on North is located adjacent to a Crazy Mocha coffee shop. Notarangelo says both businesses have a very good working relationship, and it was Crazy Mocha owner Ken Zeff who encouraged him and his partner, Gary Gigliotti, to expand to the Northside.
In addition to Zeff's encouragement, Notarangelo says other developments in the neighborhood were important for bringing the deli to the Northside.
"We saw what was happening in Lawrenceville just in the two years that we've moved in, and we looked at this neighborhood and said, yeah, it's definitely going to happen here [in the Northside]," Notarangelo says. "And that's why we wanted to be a part of it as early as we could."
The deli's storefront was completely remodeled for their shop by developer Bill Barron, of Barron Commercial Real Estate. The upper floors were remodeled for two two-story apartments.
Barron is also responsible for the remodeling of Crazy Mocha's North Avenue storefront, which now serves as a gateway to the Federal Street business district. Barron is also developing a third property on Federal Street.
Deli on North, 4 East North Avenue, is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday, 11am to 3pm. 412-322-DELI.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Pete Notarangelo