Leo & Jimmy's closing after 87 years in Wilmington

Apr 03, 2017 559

BY: Patricia Talorico

Barbara Hackett isn't sure she's ready to retire and bid adieu to her longtime customers. But she and her family have made a decision: Leo & Jimmy's Delicatessen, the beloved breakfast and lunch takeout shop in downtown Wilmington that has fed generations of Delawareans everything from Italian subs to liverwurst sandwiches, will close its doors May 5.

Hackett, who runs the iconic shop weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., said she got an offer she couldn't refuse.The Buccini/Pollin Group, a Wilmington-based developer which owns many city properties, is buying the 728 N. Market St. building, as well as another one Hackett owns next door. The price was not disclosed.

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SOURCE: http://www.delawareonline.com

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