Thursday, December 31, 2020

E7 Deli & Cafe receives 2020 welcome

E7 Deli & Cafe had its grand opening yesterday on the northeast corner of First Avenue and Seventh Street (118 First Ave.) ... several hours before the water main rupture flooded parts of the nearby streets...
The deli seems to have escaped any serious damage — the shop was open this morning, festive balloons intact.

E7 sells sandwiches and salads and has your usual corner-deli fare. Perhaps a welcome addition given that two corner delis have closed on First Avenue this year — at 10th Street and 12th Street.

No. 118 First Ave. had been vacant since Golden Food Market closed here in the summer of 2017 after 35 years in business. Before their lease wasn't renewed, an LLC with a West 11th Street address bought the building in the spring of 2017 for $5.8 million, per public records.

Golden Food Market owner Ali Fardos now runs East Village Organic a few storefronts away.

A tapas-wine bar was in the works for No. 118 in April 2018, but those plans never materialized.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked the old deli and the man who ran it.

Anonymous said...

I'm in a year-end doom-and-gloom mood, so these balloons with the pineapples on top lift my spirits a little....
I wish them luck.

Anonymous said...

Stopped in to check it out, Jose behind the counter was sweet & talkative, happy to show me his favorite chicken recipes to choose from. Place is clean & bright with a wide selection, I’ll definitely be back to support!