New deli officially opens its doors in Glendale
by Andrew Shilling
Apr 16, 2014 | 516 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Louie Lambros with his parents at the official grand opening.
Louie Lambros with his parents at the official grand opening.
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State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Louie Lambros and Assemblyman Miller.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Louie Lambros and Assemblyman Miller.
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Aside from the “No Standing” signs plastered along what would be prime commercial parking, it was all cheers last week at the official grand opening for the family-owned L&A Delicatessen at 79-51 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale.

Located between 80th Street and Forest Park Drive, a heavily trafficked access point to the Jackie Robinson Parkway, deli owner Louie Lambros said parking is one problem he would like to see fixed.

“We should at least have a 15-minute parking rule here,” Lambros suggested. “That wouldn’t interfere with everybody and it would give the customers a chance to stop by and pick up a sandwich.”

Once the COO of Blue Ridge Farms in Brooklyn, Lambros has been hard at work in the food industry for the last 21 years. He is now serving up his own shish kabobs, gyros, spinaches pies and deli sandwiches.

“We lived here for 14 years and there just wasn’t a decent place around here to buy cold cuts,” Lambros said. “It’s all Boar's Head. The person I do business with, the Boar's Head guy, is from the neighborhood also. Boar's Head is top quality.”

State Senator Joseph Addabbo joined Lambros for a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week, and said he plans to help out with the parking situation.

“I think something essential to every business is the accessibility of parking,” Addabbo said. “There is no reason why we can’t have parking here for at least some portion of the day.”

Assemblyman Mike Miller congratulated the new Glendale business owner and said he too would look into making parking possible along Myrtle Avenue.

“I think it’s always good when a new business opens, so we’re going to put a lot of money into this location, talk it up and they’ll be very successful here,” Miller said. “The only thing is we have to do something about this parking.”

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