West Campus spot Fricano’s Deli closes permanently, will auction memorabilia online

Fricano's Deli, located at 2405 Nueces St. near The University of Texas campus, will close permanently. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Fricano's Deli, located at 2405 Nueces St. near The University of Texas campus, will close permanently. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Fricano's Deli, located at 2405 Nueces St. near The University of Texas campus, will close permanently. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Fricano’s Deli, a staple near The University of Texas campus since 2006, announced its permanent closure April 21.

Paul Fricano opened the deli in 2006. In 2011, the restaurant he co-owns with DeeAnne Bullard and Jamil Muhaisen had outgrown its original storefront and moved to its current location at 2405 Nueces St., just west of The Drag.

“Working with such incredible people made every day incredibly fun! That’s what has made it so rewarding, but so hard to say goodbye. We will truly miss you all,” Fricano wrote April 21 on the deli's Facebook page.

The deli has been closed since mid-March under stay-at-home orders from the city and county intended to stop the community spread of the coronavirus.

At 7 p.m. on April 24, Fricano will auction off some of the memorabilia in the deli via Facebook Live.


“I promise to entertain you with great deli stories that go with each item, some of them based on actual events,” Fricano wrote.

The auction can be found on the Fricano’s Deli Facebook page at www.facebook/com/fricanosdeli.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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