Local deli owner gets Bronx’s Little Italy street named in his honor

Mike Greco originated from Calabria, Italy, and came to the Bronx in 1947 to open up Mike’s Deli, a Bronx Little Italy staple.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2023, 9:37 PM

Updated 382 days ago

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A Bronx deli owner who served Little Italy for over 60 years is getting a street named in his honor.  
Hughes Avenue gained a new name on Monday after the late Mike Greco, who many knew as the Salami King of Arthur Avenue.  
Greco originated from Calabria, Italy, and came to the Bronx in 1947 to open up Mike’s Deli, a Bronx Little Italy staple. The deli is still thriving under Greco’s son, David.  
“This street dedication is really going to be an honor to Mike, just celebrating his life, his commitment to his family, his culture, the community and the deli,” said Alyssa Tucker, assistant director of the Belmont Business Improvement District.  
With the help of David’s children, Mike’s Deli has gained even more popularity on TikTok. Despite this newfound fame, David says he plans to keep Mike’s Deli a Bronx and a family business through and through. 
“I've been invited around the world to open a Mike's Deli, I don't leave," said David.


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