The atmosphere, finally, is light at T & F Farmers Pride in Roxborough.
In April of the legendary deli and market, destroying a load-bearing wall, and to shut down for a month.
On Thursday morning, at 9 a.m., just as owner Tony DeLizzio promised, the store reopened.
It was a festive environment.
Fresh off paint, provided by daughter, Bianca DeLizzio, T & F Farmers Pride shined brightly May 24. Customers cheered as they reunited with the Ridge Avenue business, which originally debuted 24 years ago. Balloons danced on the deli's sign alerting patrons T & F is back in business.
And, as a nod to the misfortune that befell them, a sandwich board warned customers while parking to: "Please stop before entering."