D’s Sweets and Treets Deli is the newest business to join
S. Braddock Ave. commercial corridor. Owned and operated by the DeFlavio family—who have run the neighborhood's popular and recently expanded D’s SixPax & Dogz
since 1999—D’s Sweets and Treets Deli opens today at 1103 S. Braddock Ave.
The 1,000-square-foot deli and bakery—which specializes in fresh breakfast sandwiches—also carries a variety of baked goods, including macaroons, cookies, muffins, and croissants. D’s Sweets and Treets also sells juices, Boylan
sodas and Turner Dairy Farms
“There hasn’t been a deli in this area in nine years—there’s a need
for this. It’s mutually beneficial to the other business,” says shop manager Danielle Sgro, who sees the deli as a complement to the eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques that lines the thriving S. Braddock business district. “Everyone is really excited. People have been stopping in over the past few days as we’re doing the work.”
D’s Sweets and Treets also serves Kaleidoscope ice cream, shakes and sundaes, items from the Donut Connection co-operative and products from Allegro Hearth Bakery in Squirrel Hill. Decorated with murals by Pittsburgh-based painter Jeff Lucas—who created D’s SixPax’s signature wall art, Sweets and Treets features a Boars Head
deli and bar and outdoor seating.
Contractor Mike Wood worked with the DeFlavio’s to renovate the shop. “We’re directly in front of the bus stop. It’s going to be great,” adds Sgro, a Regent Square resident. “It’s a great little neighborhood. I love living here.”
Writer: Jennifer Baron
Source: Danielle Sgro, D’s Sweets and Treets DeliPhotograph copyright Brian Cohen