Sometimes things happen so fast, it leaves you wondering which path to take. Rob and I have been presented with a major, life-changing challenge that is both exciting and sad for us.
Let me start with the excitement…
Several weeks ago, just before we were closing the deli for the summer season, a very well-dressed gentleman stopped in to try a pastrami sandwich. He loved his lunch, but he was completely taken with Rob’s iron sculptures on the property and he and Rob, aka Deli Dude, talked for quite some time.
One thing led to another and now, several weeks later Rob has received an artist’s commission of a lifetime! This man turned out to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation and they have commissioned him to do a series of sculptures for their offices. This is a major commission and a great opportunity for Rob.
We are so excited that he has this opportunity to spend the next year or two working on this project.
Sure, I could run the deli myself, but without my better half, I just wouldn’t have my heart in it. Besides, I’m ready for some relaxation. 🙂
This means we will not be opening the deli on October 1st as planned, but instead we are putting the word out there that the location is available for lease to someone who wants to open a restaurant, commercial kitchen, or even another type of retail business such as a dress shop, antique shop, etc.
If any of you know someone interested in leasing the space either as a restaurant or something else, please have them give us a call at 727-588-1315 and leave a message so we can get back to them.
The past four years have been wonderful meeting and feeding all of you and we have made many great friends along the way. We will still be living here and hope to see some of you around town.
We wish all of you health, happiness and success in your lives and thank you for making The Deli Diva such a success for us.