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Daves Deli Fills Terry Road Vacancy

Deli takes over the former Custom Deli storefront in the VGM Center.

Another commercial vacancy in Smithtown is filled.

Dave Simon, a former nine-year employee of the San Remo Deli in Kings Park, has opened Daves Deli (sic) in the former home to at 30 Terry Road in the VGM Center.

The deli will offer sandwiches, homemade pastries, wraps, salads and more, and will have a focus on healthy eating. Simon said they hope to use less grease in the cooking process and opt for lower calorie ingredients such as light mayonnaise.

Simon said he will also offer daily specials.

"We will have the norm, which is sandwiches, salads – cole slaw, potato, chicken, macaroni, egg salad and so on, and then every day we'll have fresh recipes ... we have some old-world German recipes," he said.

Daves Deli joins a crowded field of delis in the area. In Smithtown Patch's directory alone are 23 deli/convenience stores in the Smithtown, Nesconset and St. James area, many with die-hard followers, .

But Simon said he prizes a clean and hygienic environment, with food served by employees with lots of character. Simon added he wants his deli to become "a familiar place."

Daves Deli is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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David June 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Well this Deli has changed hands over and over Why not a clue. Lets hope they (new owners) can keep it going to give a boost to the area. I will tell you that I showed up at 5:30am one day to give it a shot and guess what the place was DARK as can be not a sole around (NOT A GOOD SIGN) when they just opened. off to competetior who opens a 4am and is in at 3:30am (nice) GOOD LUCK
Sara June 19, 2012 at 01:21 PM
This place makes a great egg sandwich and Dave is a really nice guy. I will be a usual weekend customer.

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