A new deli offering food, drinks and vintage games to the late-night crowd is set to open in Atascadero on July 1.
Maci’s Deli & Drinkery will be located at 5940 El Camino Real, just north of Traffic Way, and is gearing up to open in a remodeled 1,400-square-foot space that has been vacant for more than a year.
“The theme is colorful, fun and retro vintage,” owner and Atascadero resident Maci Umbertis said.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur was a partner in Atascadero’s now shuttered Frankie’s Delicatessen that she and her parents operated for eight years before closing in October.
Her new deli is a solo endeavor that’s slated to stay open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays outside its weekly schedule for lunch and dinner. It will feature a 12-seat beer and wine bar, pool table, televised sporting events and additional seating.
In addition to details such as brushed nickel chairs and a retro Coke fountain, Umbertis plans to have four to five vintage arcade games, such as bowling and pinball, that patrons can play for 25 to 50 cents.
The menu will feature sandwiches, salads, wraps, panini and the occasional barbecue special.
Umbertis also plans to bring back “some of the customer favorites from Frankie’s” such as Tuna Tuesday, hot pastrami and turkey cranberry sandwiches.
The shop will have up to five employees, and there are future plans to expand into an outdoor patio in the back with “lots of plants and cool lights at night,” Umbertis said.