Beverly Grove is well on its way to earning another sandwich shop, this one bearing the name Uncle Paulie’s Deli.
The title evokes an East Coast feel full of cold cut subs and saucy meatballs, which seems to be the likely direction for the smallish space. So far there’s no official menu online, of course, but if these Instagram shots of old butchers under hanging cured meats are any indication, you should expect something out of the Italian deli playbook — say a shop akin to Eastside Market Deli, Bay Cities, or Pasadena's Roma Market.
The address is the former short-lived John Eshaya boutique just down from King’s Road Cafe, and seems to be coming along rather nicely. As you can see from the above photo the logo is already up in the window, and work is underway inside.
Interestingly enough, it seems a couple of East Coast-ers may in fact be involved, though they both come from the branding and marketing world. The LLC behind the space links to one Paul James, who apparently spent time working with the likes of Action Bronson and HUF, and Jon Buscemi, an Oliver Peoples alum with his own lifestyle brand.
Furthermore, there are trademarks under the Uncle Paulie's Deli name for the creation of branded leather goods, which means this place could be some sort of hybrid clothing store / sandwich shop, which would be pretty awesome (though potentially messy). For their part, whoever runs the Uncle Paulie's Instagram does maintain in their comments section that they will indeed be selling sandwiches.
Eater reached out to the Uncle Paulie's team to find out more on the project, but so far they haven't responded. Expect Uncle Paulie's, sandwiches and all, to open this summer.
Update: A rep for Uncle Paulie's Deli reached out to say that, despite the trademark for leather goods, this will be a sandwich shop only, with no other retail.
Uncle Paulie's Deli
8369 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA