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Tiffin couple renovates historic church into New York style deli




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Tiffin, Ohio — Dave and Amber Spridgeon, local business owners, have transformed a 1913 church on Frost Parkway into a New York-style deli named The Deli Café at Frost Village.

The couple had envisioned a New York-style deli a year ago as a fresh alternative to breakfast and lunch dining in Tiffin. The renovated space features the original wood floors, stained-glass windows, a vaulted ceiling, and chandeliers that simulate dawn and dusk on a cloud painted ceiling.

“A true New York-style deli has hot soups, fresh salads by the pound, and two-fisted sandwiches,” said Dave Spridgeon, owner.

The Deli Café at Frost Village offers salads made in-house daily, locally baked goods, deli sandwiches made with custom-cut bread from the Detroit Bread Co., and meats and cheeses from Metro Deli.

Menu items also include locally sourced items such as AJ’s house dressing, Ballreich’s potato chips (MST & Jolly’s), Ralph’s coffee, and Freeze Dried Ohio. Customers can dine-in, order menu items to-go, as well as purchase loaves of fresh bread and sliced deli meats and cheeses by the pound.

The deli employs 12 individuals who are referred to as “artists” as they prepare food on a stage for customers to view. The dining room can seat 48 individuals with plans to add boutique umbrella-style tables outdoors with 24 more seats.

Apart from The Deli Café at Frost Village, the Spridgeons have also introduced The Renaissance, The Pink Lady food truck, The Renaissance on Wheels, and took ownership of Jolly’s in 2021.

“Having the honor of owning the building previously, this location is near and dear to my heart! I am so excited that she is being used again to her full potential! Congratulations to Dave and Amber on their new adventure,” said Mayor Dawn Iannantuono.

The Deli Café at Frost Parkway is open for dining Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The space is also available to rent after hours for private events.

For more information, visit or find them on Facebook here.

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