Overflowing support saves 7th Street Deli

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — 7th Street Deli staff is still going strong after some hard times over the years. When the mother-daughter co-owners, turned to their community of supporters for help, they showed up to keep the restaurant open.

“The community really stepped up to help us and I am so humbled and appreciative, that you don’t know,” 7th Street Deli co-owner Debbie Allen reflects.

Since our last story aired their plea for help, the business has been booming with customers ordering their favorite dishes.

“I’ve only ordered one thing here my entire time and that is the Santa Fe Turkey sandwich, which I absolutely love,” 7th Street Deli Regular Debra Jensen shares.

Tips poured in between the jar up front and the GoFundMe online, but there’s a few people the deli wants to thank most for being in their corner.

“Especially want to thank Rock and Matthew Cesario at Triple Play Records for getting the word out,” Allen lists, “Dustin at St. Mary’s Hospital and Tim Foster, immensely, because he helped us negotiate with the landlord.”

To celebrate keeping their doors open, the 7th street deli plans to hold a customer appreciation day for an outcome Zoltar couldn’t have predicted. Debbie Allen says the deli’s iconic fortune teller is still up for sale.


Source: Grand Junction Local News | Overflowing support saves 7th Street Deli