Milo’s Deli & Café Closing in Franklinton
It’s been 15 years since Milo’s Deli & Café first opened its doors at 980 West Broad Street. In that time, it’s garnered a legion of loyal customers, all dedicated to the quality breakfasts, soups, salads, and sandwiches the family-owned and operated eatery produces.
On February 1st, Milo’s Deli will close the doors on its café operations at its original location. The shop will be rebranded, with new signage and dedicated showroom, as the new hub for Milo’s Catering. Significant growth in day-to-day catering and special event operations has made this move necessary for the company, who’s looking forward to expanding the Milo’s reach.
The Capitol Café by Milo’s at the Statehouse will continue to serve diners in the downtown and Franklinton areas. Two more Milo’s restaurants are also scheduled to open this year, the first one at 445 Hutchinson Avenue in the Crosswoods Center in early February. It will sit at the former site of another deli – High Rise Deli – who had also been around 15 years before closing recently.
The second eatery is set to open in April, in the Busch Corporate Center, 1105 Schrock Road. The new cafés will offer similar menus to the one folks have grown to love, featuring signature items like the Hot Pastrami and the Big Milo sandwiches. Daily catering for corporate events will still be available through Milo’s Express Catering.
“We are always seeking out new opportunities to expand our business and grow our brand,” Louie Pappas, owner of Milo’s Deli, told me last December. “We have great food and a great staff. It’s been a fun journey, and who knows where it’ll take us next.”