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La Strada Deli Moving From Midland Park to Ridgewood

Popular deli moving across from Whole Foods at 23 Godwin Avenue.

One of Bergen County's more decorated Italian delicatessens is scheduled to set up shop in Ridgewood this fall.

Nestled in an expansive historic bank building at the top of the Godwin Avenue hill in Midland Park since 1992, in mid-October La Strada Gourmet Deli will be marching down to 23 Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood, across from Whole Foods.

"We're downsizing," owner Eugene Myer told Patch. "The groceries are no longer going to be a part of the operation. We'll still have all the prepared foods, full-service catering, homemade sauces, fresh pasta."

La Strada is well known in the area for its premium imported Italian meats (try the "Alfonso"), stromboli, chicken parmigana and the brick oven sandwich bread, among others.

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No One September 20, 2012 at 09:59 AM
Isn't the deli market super saturated in Ridgewood? You have Wilkes, Chestnut, West Side Bagels, and a lot more, I don't see how two more can come and be successful in Ridgewood.
Mikka H September 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM
might as well just pack it in..... "downsizing"? yea, a move to that part of godwin will surely downsize the operation....history.....
jp1 September 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
If a large amount of there customers come from Ridgewood already then it should do well.
Tony Damiano September 20, 2012 at 01:55 PM
This will be a great addition to town! I love La Strada!
Anonymous Guy September 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I love La Strada, and its nice to be able TO PARK and go into the deli. Sorry I see this as a death blow to LaStrada....
Hilary Jones September 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
This is terrific news! la Strada has wonderful food and it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. And who doesn't love a great Italian deli? This is Jersey!
jp1 September 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Being in Midland Park often the parking is not any better.
Music Gal September 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Sad that La Strada had to leave such a great location, which had parking. At certain hours, that Whole Foods area is a traffic nightmare. Delicious food, however! Great sandwiches.
Rene September 20, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Sorry for Midland Park. Brought traffic to that area. Was easy to get in and out, not sure if that will be the case in Ridgewood.
JAFO September 20, 2012 at 09:37 PM
This would be such a cooler story if Erik Estrada was moving to Ridgewood.
Dennis Martinez September 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Obviously we want every business to be successful. The problem that they will have to overcome is the problem that others in that location weren't able to ....Parking or the lack of it.......Count the number of spaces in the area and the number of businesses and it doesn't work...I don't see it making it long term unless a solution to the parking problem occurs.
James Kleimann September 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I imagine it would be so momentous, people for decades would say, "I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when Erik Estrada announced he was moving to the village."
JP September 21, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Has anyone considered a NO left hand turn into or out of Whole Foods on Godwin Ave? It would help the flow of traffic there immensely.
longtimer66 September 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Parking at the current La Strada isn't so great either, we go there often. More than 3 or 4 cars and you have a problem... unless there are any spaces avail on the side street, but often there aren't. Heard a huge rent increase forced the decision. Other longtime friends own Garbo's in HHK which also has little parking and they've managed OK. La Strada does a good job and I hope they will continue to do well in the new place.
Lisa Ertle September 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Hmm...this Italian Deli will be situated pretty closely to an Italian bakery owned by a tv personality. Wonder if the italian deli will see some of the tv action...
anonymous September 24, 2012 at 05:45 AM
The lion's share of their revenue and profit probably come from the catering side of the business which is not dependent on parking.
sylvia flescher November 12, 2012 at 05:51 PM
what is new phone #????
Greg December 10, 2012 at 06:10 PM
The original owners of La Strada have re-opened at the Midland Park location as Grosso's Italian Specialties. I remember that Grosso's Deli was located next to Market Basket in Franklin Lakes and then the opened La Strada in 92'. Hopefully, they are bring back their Subs!!

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