Nearly 2 years ago, my wife and I took a weekend trip to Hermann Missouri. Having never been to Hermann before, we had heard that it was a great place to do some wine tasting in a picturesque little town. Coming from the St Louis area, we drove over the Missouri River Bridge and were immediately impressed at the sight of Hermann appearing before us with its stately brick buildings, majestic trees and grape vines. What impressed us even more during our visit was the friendly and hospitable people we encountered during our 3 day stay, it was a refreshing breath of fresh air compared to the “mind your business” attitude of living in St Louis.
More than “Just a Trip”
During our stay, we gradually fell more and more in love with the town and the people. The urge of, “let’s make this more than a trip, let’s stay”, started to sink in. I wanted my children to experience the same sense of community feeling that I had growing up in a small town. On the last day of our visit, we were strolling around town to soak up the atmosphere before our trip back, when we noticed a “Business for Sale” sign in the window of the Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe. After visiting with the owners and talking about their business and the town itself, I walked away with a feeling of optimism that I might be able to raise my family in this great community. I’ve spent my whole life in the restaurant business and felt this would be a great fit. Once we set foot on that path, things fell into place and my family and I are now the proud owners of The Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe.
Hermann Has Small Town Charm
We are coming up on our 2nd anniversary of running The Deli and could not be happier. We are part of a great community that cares about each other’s welfare and has a deep sense of pride of the culture and heritage, both past and present, that we are all a part of. Hermann is like a little slice of Americana from days gone by that is not easily found in these modern times.
Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe
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The Downtown Deli in Hermann is one of the many places you can add to a custom package trip to Hermann. Tell us what your Perfect Hermann Package looks like and we’ll give you some ideas and ways to “Experience Hermann.”