An Annapolis delicatessen that is being forced to relocate within the Bay Ridge Shopping Center will have to pay to improve the center, city officials have decided. However, the owners have been assured that the cost will be minimal.
Jo's Deli, part of the Hillsmere Drive shopping center since 1982, has been closed since September, when the owners were told to make room for a Blockbuster Video store.
The owners, John and Mary Saadeh, have applied for conditional-use approval from the City Council to reopen their deli in the same shopping center. In addition to the reopening request, they seek changes in the shop's operation. The deli previously stayed open until 3 p.m. The Saadehs want to stay open until 10 p.m. and serve beer and wine, which they did not serve before.