The Corner Market & Deli on Main Street in South Londonderry may have only been open for a few months, but it’s already seeing lots of local support. Owners Jason and Mary Anne O’Connor and their small tight-knit staff prepare made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches and baked goods in their store.
Jason O’Connor was originally a corporate chef in California when he visited family and “fell in love with Vermont.” He was also longing to move out of the city and into a calmer environment. So he and Mary Anne – who was his girlfriend at the time – packed up and moved to Vermont to renovate the space on Main Street, which used to be a hardware store.
Jason and Mary Anne married and had a son while Jason renovated the building to accommodate the market and deli. The market includes homage to the old hardware store with the use of original photos and old tools in its décor.
Jason is proud of the work he put into the market, and the community has been very supportive since The Corner Market’s opening. “The local support is incredible,” Jason commented. He listens to their ideas and has developed a crowd of regulars for both breakfast and lunch.
The Corner Market’s menu includes specialty sandwiches and soups made with as many local products as possible, including local produce in the summertime. Breakfast sandwiches are made to order. A popular menu item is the Vermont Club, which includes turkey, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, garlic aioli sauce, lettuce, and tomato. There are specials on the weekend, and Jason has plans for new menus, which may include Mexican food and smoked meats.
Jason also provides catering with contact through the store. The catering is best for small groups and events such as weddings, funerals, and parties. He would need about 3 to 5 days’ notice to get supplies, and he’s willing to branch out to locations outside the Londonderry area.
To know more about the hours and specials, check out The Corner Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/The-Corner-Market-Deli-124428001756232, which is updated regularly.