SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– There’s a new spot in town if you’re in the mood for a sandwich.
Cure Delicatessen & Provisions opened up shop Wednesday in the city’s Westcott neighborhood. The new deli takes over at 466 Westcott Street a year after Picasso’s Pastries closed shop for good at that location.
Tere Martini was a manager at Recess Coffee’s headquarters in the neighborhood. She partnered with the owners of Recess to start the deli. Martini’s main objective is simple.
“I just want to feed people like they were coming to sit at my kitchen table,” said Martini.”
She knows the area well. She graduated from SUNY-ESF and worked a minute’s walk from where Cure now is. To her and her fellow co-owners, staying in the neighborhood made too much sense.
“There’s a great demographic of a lot of different cultures and ages, and lots of different walks of life that come together in the Westcott nation,” said Martini. “So that’s why we’re here.”
Dusty Mihaich holds the honor of being Cure’s first repeat customer. He went Wednesday and came back Thursday for more. Mihaich works down the block, and a new lunch spot is something he’d been waiting for.
“It starts getting stale when you’re eating the same 3 or 4 places every week,” said Mihaich. “It’s nice to see growing business on Westcott.”
Fortunately for Syracuse sandwich lovers, the owners at Cure have small business experience.