Ventnor Produce & Deli Market at 301 Dorset Ave. in Ventnor Heights is set to welcome its first customers on Wednesday.

The new spot is locally owned and operated by Bill and Maryann Lacovara with the concept starting back around Christmas.

Wawa closed its doors and spent a few years hosting Performance Pickleball, but now you can stop in and grab produce on your way to the beach or sporting event, just like you could when it was a convenience store.

When you walk in you will be greeted by a great deli counter, which is stocked with Dietz & Watson meats and cheeses. They also offer items like fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, and sandwiches

"We are offering fresh produce and a deli counter with meat and cheese options. We are excited for the new chapter of the building. Even though we will miss playing pickleball there we know that this will be much better for every member of the community," said Rocky Lacovara, who you might know from the Healthy Hippo in Ventnor, which re-opened this weekend for the summer season.

It's another great boost to Ventnor Heights, which has a ton of new commercial and business on Wellington Avenue, but this is something that was lacking over the bridge.

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