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Gourmet deli with an upstairs bar to open on Vernon Blvd

Jan. 13, 2017 By Christian Murray

A high-end gourmet deli with an upstairs bar is coming to Vernon Boulevard in the space that was formerly occupied by The Butcher Gourmet Deli.

The new establishment, located at 49-16 Vernon Blvd., will consist of an extensive ground floor deli, with stairs leading to a second-floor area where patrons can eat their food. The upstairs component, which will seat about 45 people, will include a bar selling wine and beer.

The ground floor deli area will be open 24 hours x 7 days, while the upstairs will close at midnight each day.

The establishment is being run by the owner of E&I Deli, which has been located in the space next door (49-12 Vernon Blvd) for approximately 15 years. E&I will continue to operate at its present location but will use its existing space to focus more on grocery items, while the new location will be used to prepare and sell food.

The operator was at Community Board 2’s City Services & Public Safety Committee and was given the thumbs up to sell beer to retail customers on the ground floor and to serve wine and beer to patrons upstairs.

The new establishment, which has yet to be named, is expected to open by the end of February.

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Paul

ok lets back up….yuppies, hipsters, truck drivers…whatever…any of you willing to pay 12 bucks for a egg sandwich because it game with spring mix lettuce instead of iceberg lettuce….are pure morons.

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Jamal

You’re not paying for the name of the lettuce, you’re paying for the location, convenience, and staffing (speaking of, what’s so bad about creating more jobs in the neighborhood?). Nothing will stop you from walking across the street to Zee’s or a few blocks down to the deli next to the UPS store.

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Frank

Modern iceberg lettuce has no flavor, although heirloom varieties do. I would pay more for a better product.

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Anonymous

E&I is just crazy expensive. It has nothing to do with yuppies, smuckies or otherwise. They are outside the subway and very convenient. After mass on Sunday (convenience) I went in for a sweet potato but refused to pay $3.00/lb when elsewhere it cost .69 to 1.29/lb. The price had nothing to do with quality.

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Doreen

E&I is just crazy expensive. It has nothing to do with yuppies, smuckies or otherwise. They are outside the subway and very convenient. After mass on Sunday (convenience) I went in for a sweet potato but refused to pay $3.00/lb when elsewhere it cost .69 to 1.29/lb. The price had nothing to do with quality.

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dudebro

i dunno bro the beer part is cool but the rest is whatever. there better be chicks bro and pizza and cheap wings or the whole thing will be stupid. get baked and go there when were baked. you me an tommy.

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Anonymous

Can’t you yuppies figure this out? You already managed to make coffee, beer, ice cream, burgers, and countless other basic cheap things in this city grossly expensive and exclusive, so next up is a deli.

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Jon

Uhh…in case you hadn’t noticed, the Butcher GOURMET Deli was the name of the last place, and there wasn’t much I would call gourmet (or expensive) about it (a bologna sandwich, though delicious, often ranged between $2.50 and $4.00 depending on when you were there and how they were feeling). Sounds like E&I is moving their deli counter next door, which is fine, and then the rest of the place will be a cleaned up version of what it was. Not everything has to stay grimy (though the griminess did have its charm).

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brooklynmc

Actually, us “yuppies” have figured it out. We went to good colleges because we worked very hard and did well and stayed focused on a career so that we could lead a nice life and send our kids to good school so that they can eat gourmet sandwiches too. There actually is a difference between a $8 sandwich and a $5 sandwich and it is not just the price.

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brooklynmc

There is absolutely no reason why I or anyone else in the community should have to read comments about “yuppies” ruining the neighborhood on a daily basis. I am not the a-hole here.

Anonymous

You have many options of where to live depending on your finances. You can leave if you are miserable. Basic economic principles will apply everywhere and have an impact on pricing no matter where you go.

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Hmmm

Your BLT is mow $12 instead of $6 to account for them taking on more space
They sing to the pig the bacon comes from before slaughter. Maybe buy it a beer one night

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brooklynmc

The beauty of this country is that instead of getting angry, you just have to walk past the “$12” BLT and into a dirty bodega where some guy will make you a $6 BLT.

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Jamal

Agreed, there are still several filthy food establishments on the block selling mediocre food at prices the cranky old codgers can afford. Hmm … is diet related to happiness?

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