Maize and Blue Deli opened a second location in Ann Arbor on August 18, in order to satisfy wolverine-like hunger in the area.
“I feel like we’ve been such a great landmark to the city of Ann Arbor and we’ve been contributing to the University of Michigan for a very long time,” said deli owner Hamzah Sukkar. “We just decided to expand to the downtown area to cater to the professional side.”
The deli, in the midst of their soft opening, is working to make sure the computer systems and the store protocols work. Although Sukkar does not have a specific date for his grand opening, he is hopeful he can make it happen in the next few weeks. The deli will offer giveaways and special pricing for customers during its official grand opening.
Maize and Blue Deli has been serving monstrous munchies since 1988 and has even gained national attention on the Travel Channel’s Man vs Food, where the Triple Play Reuben was featured. According to Sukkar, “The Triple Play Reuben” is the deli’s most popular menu item.
“We’re blessed for every little bit of business that we’ve had,” Sukkar said.
106 E. Liberty St., east of Main