Corner Deli to reopen under new management next spring

The little Corner Deli on Main Street across from Stonehouse Road has been a Trumbull staple for generations.

Last summer, the long-time owners the Patrignelli’s decided it was time to try new paths, so the Deli closed and was listed by well-local agent Kenneth Martin of William Raveis.

“I was very sensitive to the historic significance of this business, and knew that this deal was not just about dollars and sense, it was about bringing a new life to the business from someone who understood its special place in our community,” said Martin.

That special someone came in the form of Massimo Colandrea, a Trumbull resident and owner of Massimo’s in Bridgeport.

“I always wanted to open a business in my own town, so I was very excited when the Corner Deli became available,” said Colandrea. “My family and I will be completely renovating the space, and will be adding our own signature look and flavor there, including espresso, cappuccino, Italian pastries and paninis.”

The Colandrea family was represented in the transaction by attorney David Quatrella of Bai, Pollock, Blueweiss & Mulcahey, P.C.

Massimo’s in Bridgeport will continue to operate as it has for decades; this will be a second location meant to be managed and operated by the next generation in the Colandrea family.

“This is a win-win-win for the seller, the buyer and the Town,” said First Selectman Tim Herbst in a press release Tuesday. "My teams in economic development and permitting are focused on facilitating businesses that not only grow the grand list, but also contribute to the authentic character of our special town. I couldn’t be more delighted to see the Colandrea family choosing to invest here.”

Closing is scheduled for early December, and renovations will begin shortly thereafter with an anticipated grand reopening in the spring.