Beloved 20-year-old deli and hoagie spot Sarcone’s Deli is permanently closed, and its space is set to become a new location for Haddonfield, N.J. pizzeria Angelo’s.
Open on 9th Street since 1997, Sarcone’s Deli became a hub for cold Italian hoagies. The city closed the deli a month ago over unpaid taxes, and while that shutter appeared to be temporary, it has now become permanent.
Owner Anthony Bucci turned to Facebook last Friday to announce that the deli would be permanently closed, writing that his heart condition made running the business too strenuous.
As noted on Philly.com, Sarcone’s Bakery, just a few doors along on 9th Street, is not affected, as despite the shared name, its owners aren’t affiliated with the deli (although bakery owner Louis Sarcone is Bucci’s cousin).
The arrival of Angelo’s keeps the South Philly space somewhat in the family — co-owner Lauren DiGiampietro is part of the Sarcone clan. It won’t be the same — the Angelo’s menu does feature hoagies, but it’s ultimately a pizzeria (and a popular one, at that).
Owner of Angelo’s Danny DiGiampietro told Philadelphia Magazine that the new restaurant (the first expansion for Angelo’s) will focus more on take out. A post from Angelo’s on Facebook suggests that the Haddonfield location is staying put for the long-term.