Molly and Michaela McVetty love meeting people – and they love feeding them too. So they are opening a new business together at 15 Monument Square called Sisters Gourmet Deli.

The deli, just a couple of doors down from another new sandwich shop called Hero, is located in the old Wannawaf waffle shop, which closed 2½ years ago. The space has been vacant ever since, until the McVetty sisters signed their lease on Monday.

“We are well into renovations already,” said Michaela McVetty, who is the former operating partner of the Fit to Eat sandwich shop on Market Street that closed last fall. “We’re opening the space up a bit, just making it a little more inviting and a little more understandable.”

McVetty said the deli will focus on soups, salads and sandwiches, with a big emphasis on deliveries and corporate catering. They’ll be buying their soups from Kamasouptra, but will bake their own breads fresh every morning. Meats, cheeses and produce will all be sourced locally, she said.

McVetty said that while she’s concerned about her new business’ close proximity to Hero, the two shops are different enough that she thinks hers will survive. She emphasized that the deli will bring a little something extra to her customers’ day. At Fit to Eat, she said, “the people who came in had fun with us and it wasn’t just about the food. That’s something that’s really important to me.”

The target opening date is May 1.

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