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It’s no April Fools’ joke: Anthony’s East Side Deli is opening at 8 a.m. Monday morning. The new East Arlington deli is at 159 Mass. Ave., the former home of Audio Video Plus at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Marathon Street. The deli’s owner is Anthony Masci, a lifelong Arlington resident who currently lives on Acton Street in the Heights. Masci previously owned Maria’s Italian Cold Cuts when it was in Somerville’s Winter Hill neighborhood from 2008-2010. For more on Anthony’s East Side Deli, see its website, which includes a menu, Facebook page and Twitter handle, @_AnthonysDeli. The deli will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week, and its number is 781-777-2033. More on Arlington Patch
One Arlington Patch reader appears to be getting her wish.
In November, we asked you: What should go in the old Audio Video Plus space in East Arlington? Back then, Amie Capodanno wrote that she’d like to see a “really good sandwich shop” go in there, and it now appears that she may be getting her wish. Signs for “Anthony’s East Side Deli” recently appeared in the storefront’s windows, and the signs say the deli is “opening soon.” The space at 159 Mass. Ave. is at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Marathon Street. That block has seen a lot of action lately, as Something Sweet Without Wheat, a new gluten/wheat free bakery, is opening at 169 Mass. Ave. on Tuesday, and the new Barismo opened at 171 Mass. Ave. on Dec. 20. The Board of Selectmen’s office closes at noon on Fridays, but we’ll have an update …