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Marenda opens Joey’s Sausage and Deli

Spring Valley native taps into family history

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:37 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:39 p.m. CDT
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(BCR photo/Lyle Ganther)
Joey Marenda of Joey's Sausage and Deli shows some of the homemade sausage he sells at his business located in a building in downtown Spring Valley that used to be a grocery store in the 1950s.

SPRING VALLEY — Joey Marenda is tapping into his family’s history by opening Joey’s Sausage and Deli in Spring Valley.

“I have always wanted to do this,” he said. “It is part of my family history. My grandparents ran Spring Valley Dairy, and my dad and uncle ran West Town Market in Spring Valley.”

Marenda opened the full-service deli several months ago at 230 W. St. Paul St. in a building that used to be a grocery store in the 1950s.

“We use family recipes to make the sausage and specialty sausage orders. We also make other people’s sausage recipes,” he said. “I wanted to bring back the hand-crafted specialty items of the past.”

Marenda has lived in Spring Valley all of his life and wanted to do something for downtown Spring Valley by opening his own full-service deli.

“Our family recipe for homemade sausage was passed down to me from my dad, Ray (Bum) Marenda, who always taught me to use good, fresh meat and quality seasonings,” said Joey Marenda. “It is made in small batches to ensure consistency and freshness.”

Available every day in bulk or rope, Joey’s Sausage and Deli will also make patties upon request and special orders for larger quantities.

On Saturdays, Marenda makes salamings, an old Italian boiling salami.

The phone number for Joey’s Sausage and Deli is 815-481-3354. It is open Thursday through Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Joey’s Sausage and Deli serves lunch and dinner daily and also offers catering services to its customers.

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