TIFFIN, OHIO – March 30, 2023 – Local business owners, Dave and Amber Spridgeon, renovated a 1913 church on Frost Parkway into a New York style deli. The current space showcases original wood floors, a vaulted ceiling, stained-glass window, and chandeliers that simulate dawn and dusk on a cloud painted ceiling.
The Spridgeons dreamt up the idea of a New York style deli a year ago and wanted to add a fresh alternative to breakfast and lunch dining in Tiffin.
“A true New York style deli has hot soups, fresh salads by the pound, and two-fisted sandwiches,” said Dave Spridgeon, owner.
Keeping with a New York style, The Deli Café at Frost Village features salads made in-house daily, locally baked goods, deli sandwiches made with custom cut bread from the Detroit Bread Co., and meats and cheeses from Metro Deli. Other local items on the menu include AJ’s house dressing, Ballreich’s potato chips (MST & Jolly’s), Ralph’s coffee, and Freeze Dried Ohio. In addition to dining-in, customers may order menu items “to-go” as well as loaves of fresh bread, sliced deli meats and cheeses by the pound.
The deli’s 12 employees are referred to as “artists” as they prepare food on a stage for customers to view in sight. Inside, the dining room seats 48 with a plan to add boutique umbrella style tables outdoors with 24 more seats.
In addition to The Deli Café at Frost Village, the Spridgeons introduced The Renaissance, The Pink Lady food truck, The Renaissance on Wheels, and new ownership of Jolly’s in 2021.
"Having the honor of owning the building previously, this location is near and dear to my heart! I am so excited that she is being used again to her full potential! Congratulations to Dave and Amber on their new adventure," said Mayor Dawn Iannantuono.
The Deli Café at Frost Parkway is open for dining Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and available to rent after hours for private events. For more information visit www.frostdelicafe.com or find them on Facebook here.
About Downtown Tiffin
The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to form “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in Downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the City of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC (now TSEP) umbrella as the “Downtown Development Board,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Main Street Program. For more information, click here.