Blooming Deli Closes in Federal Hill

| April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Blooming Deli closed in recent weeks at 1448 Light St. in Federal Hill. A ‘for lease’ sign currently hangs from the storefront of the deli, which was open for three years.

Blooming Deli was owned by married couple Cecilia Benalcazar and Kevin Perry. They also previously owned Liv2Eat, which was later rebranded as In Bloom, located next door to the deli.

Benalcazar told the closure was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email, she added, “My husband, Kevin Perry, was the face of Blooming Deli being there every day we were open. As usual, he always opted for high-quality ingredients and took the extra steps to make from scratch products when possible. I think his passion as a chef was evident.”

“We will miss our regular customers and thank the Federal Hill community for supporting us in our culinary ventures,” said Benalcazar.

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