Pasquale’s Deli in Binghamton Suddenly Closes Its Doors
A popular deli on Binghamton's East Side has shocked customers by announcing it has shut down operations.
Pasquale's Deli on Broad Avenue had been a fixture in the neighborhood for decades.
People who regularly visited the place for breakfast or lunch were stunned to learn the place was no longer open. The announcement came in the form of a Facebook message posted Tuesday morning.
The post indicated due to "some unexpected circumstances, staffing shortage and issues beyond our control, Pasquale's Deli has closed its doors."
According to the brief statement, "while retirement was on the horizon, we didn't plan for it to go this way."
The owners thanked their customers "for the loyalty, friendships, countless conversations, and your commitment over the last 36 years."
Perry and Carol Pasquale - who had operated the deli since 1987 - could not be reached for comment. However, in an email response to a WNBF News inquiry, the owners wrote: "It was just a family decision and not an economic decision."
The Facebook post advised that while they won't be at the store, "you will still be able to find our sausage at Jim Roma's, Schneider's Market and Maines" as well as at many area restaurants.
Signs at Pasquale's Deli on Tuesday afternoon stated the business planned to be closed through October 30. But there was no indication the deli was not going to reopen.
The spot at 180 Broad Avenue has been home to various businesses over the decades, including Johnny's Deli, Tony's Delicatessen and the Mariani Market.
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