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Brown’s Deli in Hamilton reopens Saturday with new owners

Brown’s Deli is back.

The business shut down in late May after owner John Brown couldn’t find a buyer.

Enter Rick Sherrill, of Monroe, who got to know the deli as his wife Kelly shopped there when Brown owned it.

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“Looking for opportunities, I had never seen Brown’s Deli until my wife brought up the idea of potentially purchasing the business from Mr. Brown,” Sherrill told the Journal-News. “She brought me to the deli to take a look at it and from that moment (I) realized why she often came from Monroe to shop there.”

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Sherrill said he has talked with all the former employees of Brown’s Deli and all are interested in being employed under the new ownership.

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City officials said they were happy to hear the business would be reopening.

“John Brown has been an excellent small business owner for many years in Hamilton,” said Joshua Smith, Hamilton’s city manager. “I’m pleased his hard work and vision are being carried forward with the new ownership of Brown’s Deli.”

Brown’s Deli is set to re-open under the new ownership on Saturday, July 8.

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