After selling its longtime downtown storefront earlier this summer, a 60-year-old local deli and wholesale business has sealed the deal for its West End relocation.
Nick’s International Foods closed last week on the purchase of its new home at 2413 Westwood Ave.
Manuel Mouris, who owns Nick’s with his brother Philip Mourtzakis, purchased the 6,400-square-foot building on Westwood Avenue for $530,000, according to Henrico County records. The space was the previous home of Fabulous Findz, an antiques shop that closed in December 2014.
The brothers sold Nick’s current home at 400 W. Broad St. for $1.1 million in late June.
Mouris said the Broad Street deli will close in early October, with plans to reopen on Westwood Avenue later that month. He said they’re doing some renovations of the new building themselves.
Nick’s will retain its deli and retail/wholesale operations with specialty Mediterranean foods in its new location. It’s also considering online sales.
Wilson Flohr of Porter Realty represented Mouris in the purchase of the new location. The deal closed Aug. 21.
Named for Mouris and Mourtzakis’ father, Nick’s has been serving Richmond since the 1950s. After initially opening on North Sixth Street, it moved to East Marshall Street before settling in its current location in the ’80s.