Last Sunday afternoon coming home from a family party I needed to pick up a few things at the store, but didn’t want to leave the neighborhood. Then I remembered I didn’t have to, because we have Carmella’s Miller Beach Marketplace now. So I went over to Shelby Square, which has four lively businesses these days with the Flamingo---pizza, beer, sports---the Miller Beach Café and Marquette Perk besides the Marketplace store.
There were cars all over the place and the store had plenty of stuff I wanted but didn’t realize I needed including Kefir natural, zucchini bread, homemade salsa---a good recommendation from the guy behind the cash register. If I would have come to the store earlier I could have had brunch. The store has a group of tables set up by the deli and will pretty much make your food to order at midday. And not just on Sunday, MB Marketplace offers free local delivery of anything off the sandwich menu, which is a pretty good selection.
The house specialty sandwich choices are either an Italian---on French Bread with Capicolla, Genoa Salami, Provolone and Hot or Mild Giardiniera---or a Caprese on Ciabatta Bread with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Oil and Seasonings. Or do-it-yourself and order from four types of bread; provolone, Swiss and mozzarella; ham, turkey and roast beef and tuna, chicken or chicken with cranberry and walnut salads. The sides are potato salad, mustard potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips and coleslaw. Sandwiches are a bargain---$4.99, and $5.99 with a side and a 20 oz. or smaller drink---but the delivery area is limited to Lake Street on the west, County Line Road on the east, US Hwy 20 on the south border and the Lake on the north side.