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North Main Deli, 3800 Main Street #A: 12 May 2010   14 comments

Posted at 10:31 pm in Uncategorized

Well, it appears the North Main Deli is no more. I never stopped there, and don't know a lot about the place, but from the sign on their door, it appears to be another casualty of the times. I believe the former Cici's Pizza from Decker is moving in next door, so I guess it's lose one, win one for this block of Main.

As a total aside, does anyone know if "North Main" is an official name? If you live on this section of Main Street, do you get your mail as "XXXX North Main Street", or just "XXXX Main Street"? I've seen it both ways, and I never know how to list the correct addresses in post titles and the alphabetical list.

(Hat tip to commenter Marsha.)

Written by ted on July 7th, 2010

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14 Responses to 'North Main Deli, 3800 Main Street #A: 12 May 2010'

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  1. Wasn't this a part of a controversial redevelopment project for the area?


    8 Jul 10 at 5:34 am

  2. According to Google (and certainly, they're the experts), North Main begins at the intersection of Main St. and Sunset Drive.

    And although some people call the section of Main St. south of the capitol "South Main St." the official designation of that stretch is just plain "Main St."


    8 Jul 10 at 5:54 am

  3. Columbia spent 10 million and seven years on this project, and all the have to show for it is a CiCi's and a barber shop.


    8 Jul 10 at 7:02 am

  4. I had eaten there a couple of times, and had pretty much given up on it. Not to kick a place when it is down, but I found small portions at a premium price. I also was not comfortable with the flow of the process, which came from not dining there enough. No french fries, which admittingly I don't need, but like every once in a while if I am splurging. Also the smallest piece of chicken in a sandwich I have ever seen. More like the size of a sausage patty and it was still around $8. I am a NND man, and proud of it. Nice building, though. Weird to get into. I almost drove in the false driveway one time in the front.


    8 Jul 10 at 8:51 am

  5. Yeah, according to the USPS, North Main starts at 2800. "Main Street" is the primary name for the low ranges below the capital, but "South Main St" is a valid alias.


    8 Jul 10 at 8:57 am

  6. Columbia has a history of blowing huge amounts of money on things that nobody wants (like this project), then scratching their heads when they flop. City Council wants to shape and mold the city in its image instead of paying attention to what folks will actually support.


    9 Jul 10 at 6:14 am

  7. Rosewood Hills is the same sort of deal, with similar amounts of money thrown at it.


    9 Jul 10 at 7:14 am

  8. Blame the council form of govt. Columbia will never prosper becase there is no leader. You have each council member getting a the pork the can for their district and the ity as a whole being left with scraps. No council member wil support a plan that doesn,t have something in it for them.


    9 Jul 10 at 10:13 pm

  9. I ALWAYS think of North Main St as a destination for dining excellance!! -- not


    23 Jul 10 at 1:09 pm

  10. Well if Whoever wrote The Sign put Up on the front Door was in Charge of running this Place it Is no Wonder they Went out of business.

    Gotta love random capitalization!!!

    John McGuirk

    16 Aug 10 at 10:54 am

  11. @John McGuirk

    What? You can't see what that sign really is? It's an acrostic poem that spells out the name of the manager: TAD N TEWN, MANAGER! :-D


    18 Aug 10 at 11:26 am

  12. My mother in law went to a grand opening for a new restaurant that opened there this month. It was apparently a pretty big to-do because she said several councilmen were there. The food is southern fine dining. They will also be doing catering, per the MIL.


    26 Sep 10 at 11:29 pm

  13. Yes... It's called North Main St... When the deli first opened, several years ago, it was actually located just a block down the road in an old one-story stone house.

    I heard that one of the owners used to work at the Gourmet Shop in 5 points and decided to bring the sandwich shop concept to North Columbia... And once the City completed the two new buildings on North Main, the owners moved into the location pictured above.

    Rumor has it, that after the deli closed its doors, the owner got an opportunity to start a similar Sandwich shop concept at the dining facility at Columbia International University (formerly named, Columbia Bible College).

    Since leaving The North Main St. Location, that storefront hosed a CiCi's Pizza for a hot second, followed by Houston's Low Country Grill... Houston's lasted for a couple years, but I think there was ultimately an issue with the lease agreement, due to rising costs from the City.

    Dee Dee

    25 Jan 13 at 4:54 pm

  14. Now a Papa Johns

    Jacob Pittman

    4 May 20 at 8:09 pm

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