Once Harris Teeter opens, the reasons for going to Charlottesville will diminish even further. Coffee shop, bagel place, grocery store, gym, banks … if we could just get bike lanes ….
Derricoâ€™s New York Bagels and Italian Ices is the seventh business to join the Old Trail Village Center group. Created by Brian Derrico, a lifetime Albemarle resident with New York family roots, Derricoâ€™s will offer a full menu of bagels, bagel sandwiches and snacks as well as over thirty flavors of Italian Ices. Although the Village Center is slated to open in January, college football fans wonâ€™t have to wait that long to sample the fat and cholesterol-free Italian ices. Brian Derrico will operate an ice cart at Scott Stadium in the UVa â€œFan Festâ€ area beginning with the opening game on Saturday, August 30th.
Using dough produced by New York Cityâ€™s top bagel maker, Derricoâ€™s will bake bagels fresh each day. Serving exclusively Boarâ€™s Head brand deli meats, Derricoâ€™s will offer eggs all day and regular sandwich specials for lunches. The various flavors of Italian ices, from mango to banana split, will be made in custom-built machines right in the shop.
About the new eatery, Brian Derrico states, â€œThis is really a family venture; my mother, an Albemarle native, will be in there helping out along with other family members. One day, when theyâ€™re old enough, my kids will be in there, too, helping out after school.â€
In addition to Derricoâ€™s, the Village Center is home to Trailside Coffee, Face Value Salon and Studio, Seg-Ville, Access Home Mortgage, and the second location of Annaâ€™s Ristorante Italiano and Pizza. Like several other businesses choosing the Old Trail Village Center, Brian Derrico and his family are Old Trail Village residents. Says Justin Beights, developer, â€œWe are thrilled that the concept of â€˜live, work, playâ€™ in the same neighborhood truly is becoming reality for the neighbors here at Old Trail Village. Most of our new business tenants are residents or close neighbors of the community. â€
*The above is courtesy of a press release.