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Death of Melampo

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Death of Melampo

XTC | Jun 22, 2005 02:01 PM

Sorry to report on the demise of the late, great Melampo -- sandwich shop supreme on Sullivan Street in Soho. The legendary, tempestuous Alessandro (aka "Sandwich Bastard" to those in the know) sold his little boutique Italian grocery more than a year ago. The new owner doesn't seem to understand the value in the brand he inherited and has taken to changing, not just the store's interior, but the recipes that built the franchise. Case in point, Alessandro's signature "Julie" sandwich which relied on a now lost vinagrette splash to make the whole, otherwise bland, sandwich work...

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