The night is young at Sycamore Deli, located in a basement venue on Draper Road. These dancers arrived after 9 p.m. for Salsa lessons, but an hour later, dancers had spread to the stage and the pool table area, and couples barely had elbowroom on the main dance floor.-Photos By Pat Brown

Pat Brown
Contributing Writer

Once upon a time, in a different location, Sycamore Deli was a typically quiet delicatessen, but these days the menu takes a back seat to nightlife.


A prime example is the deli’s festive atmosphere on Wednesday evenings when Salsa Night fills the sound waves and the dance floor.

Pairing a deli with a distinctly American bent with dance styles from Latino countries started year ago, then participation lagged, said general manager Michelle Berry, a 2014 Tech graduate whose job it is to keep the deli humming during the day and hopping after 5 p.m.

So she talked to…



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