10,000-square-foot building in back.
There will be one big change in the Detroit Street visuals, though. That conga line on weekend mornings snaking out the door and around the block? Gone, predicts Grace Singleton, the managing partner who has piloted the deli's expansion project.
"The line happens for two reasons," she explains. "Either we have no more seats available and we have to slow down order taking, or because we run out of capacity on our grill. Usually that happens when we have a lot of call-ins and there's just no more room to cook," a problem most acutely felt when breakfast and lunch are crossing over. "Now we have a separate grill for breakfast, so we won't have that issue any more." And 150 seats in the new addition (fifty more outside when the weather's nice) will solve the bottleneck in seating.