Under Construction: Joe’s Super Variety

The Press Herald has published a report on Joe’s Super Variety which is temporarily closing while a new 8-story 139-unit apartment building is constructed on the site. Joe’s will occupy a retail space on the first floor of the new building.

The store will be back, “bigger and better, improved and more efficient,” possibly by the middle of next year, said David Discatio, one of three brothers who run the landmark shop on Congress Street in the Longfellow Square neighborhood. The store has been around since 1945, when it was opened by the brothers’ grandfather Joe Discatio.

2 comments on “Under Construction: Joe’s Super Variety

  1. Enjoyed a spectacular grilled reuben today at Home Catering on Spring St. in Portland. House corned beef (is there anything these guys can’t do?), Morse’s sauerkraut, swiss, thousand island on their homemade rye bread. They elevate humble sandwiches to another level.

  2. HOME is by far the best sandwich shop intown and there’s is nobody else even in the discussion. Plus they are all clean and super friendly. The roast beef sandwich is unreal

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