A fire Tuesday morning at Jose’s Cuban Sandwich and Deli on Grand River Avenue has forced the sandwich shop out of its home. The deli hoped to reopen quickly, but the damage is worse than the owners originally thought.

The sandwich shop was not homeless for long. The owners told City Pulse that they will take over the kitchen at the Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, until mid-January and plan to be open later today.

“I think they’ll be a great addition to the Avenue,” said Colleen Kelley, owner of the Avenue Café. “We’re glad to have them for the holiday season.”

Editor’s note: In an odd coincidence, I had planned to write about a sandwich from Jose’s Cuban Sandwich and Deli in the Dish, which normally appears here. Look for the return of the Dish/the Drink next week.


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