Chef Phillip Lopez will open a deli named Part & Parcel (611 O'Keefe Ave.) in the Central Business District in late fall.
Lopez, who co-owns Root (200 Julia St., 504-252-9480; www.rootnola.com) and Square Root (1800 Magazine St., 504-309-7800; www.squarerootnola.com), says the new spot will be a dine-in and takeout "modern delicatessen" with a strong focus on house-made charcuterie. There will be health-conscious items as well.
The 2,200-square-foot space is sandwiched between the soon-to-open Company Burger 2 and Magasin Kitchen at The Paramount building on O'Keefe Avenue. It joins the Besh Restaurant Group bakery and cafe, Willa Jean (611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-509-7334; www.willajean.com), and the international small-plates spot from the Booty's Street Food team, Ursa Major (611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-309-8765; www.ursamajornola.com).
The space will seat 40 to 50 people and will offer craft cocktails and a boutique beer selection, Lopez says. There also will be a pick-up bar where locals can get takeout orders.
Lopez also sees potential to create what he calls a "chef-curated retail market," offering cookware, preserved fruits, pickles and spices.