A popular deli on Binghamton's East Side has shocked customers by announcing it has shut down operations.

Pasquale's Deli on Broad Avenue had been a fixture in the neighborhood for decades.

People who regularly visited the place for breakfast or lunch were stunned to learn the place was no longer open. The announcement came in the form of a Facebook message posted Tuesday morning.

Signs posted at Pasquales Deli on October 24, 2023. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Signs posted at Pasquale's Deli on October 24, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
loading...

The post indicated due to "some unexpected circumstances, staffing shortage and issues beyond our control, Pasquale's Deli has closed its doors."

According to the brief statement, "while retirement was on the horizon, we didn't plan for it to go this way."

The owners thanked their customers "for the loyalty, friendships, countless conversations, and your commitment over the last 36 years."

The lights were on but Paquales Deli was closed on October 24, 2023. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The lights were on but Paquale's Deli was closed on October 24, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
loading...

Perry and Carol Pasquale - who had operated the deli since 1987 - could not be reached for comment. However, in an email response to a WNBF News inquiry, the owners wrote: "It was just a family decision and not an economic decision."

The Facebook post advised that while they won't be at the store, "you will still be able to find our sausage at Jim Roma's, Schneider's Market and Maines" as well as at many area restaurants.

Picnic tables were stacked in front of Pasquales Deli on Broad Avenue. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Picnic tables were stacked in front of Pasquales Deli on Broad Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
loading...

Signs at Pasquale's Deli on Tuesday afternoon stated the business planned to be closed through October 30. But there was no indication the deli was not going to reopen.

The spot at 180 Broad Avenue has been home to various businesses over the decades, including Johnny's Deli, Tony's Delicatessen and the Mariani Market.

A window signed advertised Pasquales sausage patties. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A window signed advertised Pasquale's sausage patties. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
loading...
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

BOO: These are the scariest haunted roads in America

Brace yourself for the next turn. Way.com breaks down the most haunted roadways in America. 

Gallery Credit: Stacker

103 iconic photos that capture 103 years of world history

Stacker gathered some of the most iconic images from the past 103 years, beginning in 1918 and leading up to 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallery Credit: Rachel Cavanaugh & Elizabeth Ciano

LOOK: Must-do activities at every national park

Stacker lists the must-do activities at every national park ranked by the annual number of visitors. 

Gallery Credit: Angela Underwood