New Italian cafe coming to NOMA – A-Deli Italian Food shop has signed a lease in NoMa, bringing delicious Italian hoagies and sandwiches to this rapidly growing neighborhood. A-Deli plans on opening this fall at 1300 Second Street, NE, across from the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and the New York Avenue Metro Station.
A-Deli, which currently operates a location in Herndon, will offer breakfast and lunch featuring an Italian-American menu, offering diverse options such as lasagna, meatball and cheese sandwiches, Italian hoagies, and cheese steaks. The deli focuses on fresh, hot items and makes everything daily.
“Our customers want fresh food but are also very conscientious about how much they’re spending for lunch,” says Aarun Kapoor of A-Deli, so most menu items are less than $7.00.
The privately owned deli chain was founded more than 10 years ago by Kawal Kapoor, and remains a family business. “We decided to come to NoMa because it’s the next emerging business center,” he said. “With all the new tenants moving in like the Department of Justice and NPR, we know there will be a need for more lunch options.” A-Deli will open its second location in NoMa; they plan to expand further in 2012.
Capital Retail Group and LeDroit Park Development Company are leasing the 8,000 SF retail building constructed by the U.S. General Services Administration adjacent to the new headquarters of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The retail building, featuring outdoor seating and direct access to Metro, is open to the public.
“A-Deli will provide great synergy with the other amenities at the ATF retail building,” said Robert Tack of Capital Retail Group. Added Carla Merritt of LeDroit Park Development Company “Kawal has a great track record and the experience needed to make this store a success.”