In 2013, Bacchi's Italian Delicatessen opened at 6633 NE Sandy Blvd. to serve some of the East Coast's finest delicacies: New York-style cheesecake and Italian subs with names like "The Sopranos" made with New Jersey meats—plus gelato for good measure. Mark Caso and his family opened Bacchi's, and they quickly earned a reputation for authentic creations thanks to Mark's righthand New Jersey meat supplier, Thurmann's All Natural Products.
But now the Caso family must close Bacchi's, after reportedly receiving an eviction notice. Its last day will be June 18. In an email to Eater, Bacchi's wrote:
"Several weeks ago, we were stunned to be served an eviction notice. No communication from the landlord transpired to indicate any concerns with our occupancy."
Like any good American family, the Caso family says it wanted to fight the eviction but research showed legal action would not be cost effective. So grab your final cannoli, muffuletta sandwich, and meatball parm before those delicacies leave town. The Caso family left this parting message:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Bacchi's will be closing. Our last day will be June 18, 2016. It has been our pleasure and privilege to serve our neighbors and friends, and not possible to put into the words the depths of our gratitude to the community. We are leaving with sadness, but also with wonderful memories."