Olde Towne Deli set to open in Downtown Salisbury


“Life is like a sandwich,” according to Richard and Melissa Malone. “You have to fill it with the best ingredients.”

That’s the plan as the Salisbury couple opens their new restaurant — Olde Towne Deli —  on Wednesday.

Located at 120 North Division St., across from the Government  Office Building, the deli will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for First Saturday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 3rd Friday.

It will be  closed on other weekends.

“The reason we are here is to support the working people Downtown, to give them a place to eat inexpensively. The most expensive thing on the menu is a $6.95 sandwich. Our sandwiches cost from $3 to $6.95 and include a pickle and choice of salad,” she said.

There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options, a $5 daily special and breakfast sandwiches. Most of them will be a bialy, a combination of an English muffin and bagel from Bell’s, a company in Brooklyn.

Also for breakfast there will be oatmeal that can be mixed with nuts, fruit and raisins; fresh fruit parfaits; creamed chipped beef on a fresh biscuit; and quiche.

Quiche will be for lunch, too, along with soups, salads, a vegetarian pocket with hummus and fresh vegetables, Reuben sandwiches, grilled cheese, egg salad, chicken salad and bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.

The 30-seat restaurant in the former Salisbury University Art Gallery location will also feature a Sunday Pot Roast sandwich.

“It’s always been a dream and desire for us to do this,” Malone said.

“I think we got to an age where we already did our careers. This was something we really wanted to do. The opportunity arose and we felt God led us to say it’s time. Richard is an engineer at K&L Microwave. He’s going to work for another year and then retire. I had an IT business. I am retiring and doing this.

“We had so many people tell us there aren’t inexpensive places to eat. When I had my business, in Georgetown, Del., there was a deli nearby. For $4 you could get lunch. It was just packed all the time,” she said.

Desserts at Olde Towne Deli will include selections from Cake Art, cherry cheesecake and chocolate cream pie.

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