In 2018, sisters Jules Karagiannis and Tracy Calabro opened Espresso Yourself Coffee & Café (5351 Devonshire), an inviting coffeeshop on a busy corner in the Southampton neighborhood. When the adjacent space recently became available, they decided to double down on Devonshire and open a sandwich shop.
“When the Macklind Avenue Deli was destroyed in that terrible Fourth of July fire, the neighborhood lost a great little sandwich place,” Karagiannis says. “Since we opened Espresso Yourself, this neighborhood’s become our second home. We feel blessed, grateful, and humbled by all the support we have received, especially during these tough times. So when the space next store to us opened up, Tracy and I thought, ‘Why not us? Let’s be that sandwich place.’”