Three established Throggs Neck businessmen are joining together in still another venture – a deli that one of the owners said will treat everyone who walks in the door as if they are family.
S & E Market, a deli at 3200 Schley Avenue in Throggs Neck, will open on Saturday, July 11. The deli promises to offer everything from three and six-foot heros, breakfast and lunch specials, Boar’s Head cold cuts, frozen foods, ice cream, and much more. Shortly after its grand opening, the deli will offer beer at discount prices and Lotto.
Its proprietors include Seamus Carey, who also owns Green Castle Restoration and Management, a general contracting company, as well as The Wicked Wolf at 4029 E. Tremont Avenue; Edward Kelly of Consolidated Scaffolding; and Joe Piacquadio, longtime owner of Joe’s Deli on Harding Avenue for 25 years.
Piacquadio said that he hopes to revive the deli that has changed hands several times in the past few years.
“This store was opened and closed by other owners a few times,” Piacquadio said. “Whoever had it didn’t seem to put the time in to turn it into something good. We now want to make it a thriving part of the community.”
S & E Market will include an ATM, and accept all major credit cards. It promises to offer everything one could want from a neighborhood deli.
“We will be scraping fresh Italian ices this summer and selling hot dogs,” Piacquadio stated. “In addition to carrying cigarettes, candy, health and beauty aides and batteries, we plan on having home cooked meals that my mother will be cooking in the store. We will offer home delivery.”
Piacquadio said that his experience in running Mike’s Deli in Throggs Neck would be very useful in this new venture.
His two partners are confident that the spot will become a neighborhood asset, with people stopping by in the morning to grab breakfast and a cup of joe before heading to work, and school kids dropping in on their lunch breaks. One owner said that he always patronized the deli, and that was one of the reasons he hopes to turn it into something special once again.
“I live at the corner, and this has always been my deli for coffee in the morning,” Carey said.
His partner added that customers in the store should feel as if they were at home while being served in the establishment.
“This is a family-oriented business,” Piacqaudio stated. “We want people who walk through the door to be treated as if they were a member of our own family.”