The grand opening for the much anticipated Brooklyn Pickle Utica location has been set.

Brooklyn Pickle Utica will be located at 600 State Street in what was formerly the Utica Steam Cotton Building (in photo included below you can see the Wynn Hospital downtown just behind their location).

“Mayor Palmieri was very influential in pitching Utica, and we’re thrilled to be a part of Utica’s resurgence. It’s such a great opportunity for Brooklyn Pickle and for the people of Utica, as we’re right across from the hospital, underneath 64 condo units, in the heart of downtown with plenty of parking; over 200 spaces directly in the rear of the building and across the street from that!," said owner and Brooklyn Pickle President Craig Kowadla in a statement announcing the grand opening date.

Brooklyn Pickle Utica. credit: Ashley Ciarpelli
Brooklyn Pickle Utica. credit: Ashley Ciarpelli

Brooklyn Pickle is a deli sandwich shop that opened in Syracuse in 1975. They currently operate three shops in and around Salt City - Burnett Ave. in Syracuse, Genesee Street in Syracuse, and Buckley Road in Liverpool. The Utica location becomes Brooklyn Pickle number four, and the business is moving forward with plans to open a fifth location this summer in the state of North Carolina.

The official grand opening and ribbon cutting with all the fixin's is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning April 17, Kowadla announced today. And, he says for those who've never tried it before, :“People will be impressed by our unique offerings, high quality food and speed of service.”

With the opening less that three weeks away, Kowadla said Brooklyn Pickle Utica has hired 20 employees.

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