Ever since he could remember, Angelo Sanango has wanted to own his own deli.
And about three weeks ago, he finally made that happen—he opened Michaelangelo's Deli.
The deli, which he runs with a co-owner, is located at 76 South Broadway in Nyack. The deli is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“It’s a long day,” he said. “But we want to be able to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
Sanango said in the morning, coffee and breakfast sandwiches have been popular, while lunch sandwiches with cold cuts are what most people purchase later in the day. The store sells a wide variety of chips, drinks and other items.
“We want people to come in and pick up some groceries if they need [to],” he said.
They also have batteries and a few other non-food items, as well as a counter with stools for those who want to eat in. The deli has some frozen food, as well.
Additionally, every day Sanango prepares a different menu of hot food and, during the winter, soup that he makes at the deli. Recently, he’s made ribs, chicken wings, roast beef and meatballs.
Some of the hot food is put into microwavable dishes and into the fridge, which Sanango said is another popular seller.
“We’re right near a bus stop,” he said. “Sometimes when people are getting off the bus after a long day at work, we see them come in and pick up a pre-made meal.”