Deli 620 has been missing from downtown since March when owner Lindi Miller closed the popular breakfast and lunch spot to look for another location.
Well, the good news is here, and Deli 620 is open again for business starting Monday at the new location on the seventh floor of the PNC Center at 110 W. Berry St. in downtown Fort Wayne.
Formerly at 620 S. Calhoun St., Deli 620 has been opened 13 years, but Miller was ready to try something new.
“The proximity to downtown customers is great at the new location, but it’s a different feel without the storefront. I have a really good feeling about the possibilities of the new location and reaching new customers in the PNC building,” she said.
Whitney Peterson of Sperry Van Ness/Parke Group said the tenants really wanted a cafe in the building, and Deli 620 is the perfect fit.
“We not only think it’ll be great for the PNC Center,” she said. “All the tenants in the building are looking forward to having a cafe where they can just walk down during their lunch break to get a sandwich or soup but also all the surrounding buildings and folks that want to drive. Some people that like to drive to lunch can park in the parking garage and not have to worry about on-street parking.”
Personally, Peterson is looking forward to her new lunch option. She had visited Deli 620 when it was on Calhoun, but like so many people in a hurry at lunch, she’s enthusiastic about dropping in to grab a salad then getting back to work without worrying about the travel time or parking.
Deli 620 is known for its fresh, healthy breakfast and lunch items including the popular salad bar, which will be much bigger at the new location.
But while the location is changing, the menu will stay the same. Miller said she has always heard great feedback from customers about the offerings, so she will be sticking with the same sandwich menu.
“Everything sells and everyone likes the regular menu. We add more variety with the daily special – often a hot sandwich – but we add something different every day,” she said.