David and Dad's
, a breakfast and lunch cafe and carryout, plans to add a new downtown location in May.
Located at 100 E. Pratt St., the new 2,100-square-foot location, Cafe Express, will feature a similar concept to David & Dad's. The cafe hopes to provide fast-food speed and prices, with restaurant quality food and service, says owner David Cangialosi.
The space will undergo a renovation upwards of $200,000 to be paid for by the landlord, Cangialosi says.
The location was previously occupied by an Italian deli that closed and the landlord needed the space filled as quickly as possible, Cangialosi says.
Cangialosi says hopes to keep his customer base and thinks the restaurant will be successful in the new location. He plans to have between six and eight people running the cafe.
The cafe offers a revolving menu of sandwiches, salads, paninis and other lunch specials.
The company currently has a main location at 334 N. Charles, a smaller express cafe at 1 N. Charles, and a coffee shop inside the Southeast Anchor Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Cangialosi always wanted his own business. He bought his first cafe more than 18 years ago after working for Mrs. Field's Cookies. When Cangialosi decided to expand, his father invested in the business, and Cangialosi named the cafe in part to thank to his father.
Source: David Cangialosi, owner of David and Dad's
Writer: Alexandra Wilding, firstname.lastname@example.org