Johnstown area residents will have another choice for deli sandwiches and salads this week with the opening of Troyer's, 129 E. Coshocton St.

Johnstown area residents will have another choice for deli sandwiches and salads this week with the opening of Troyer's, 129 E. Coshocton St.

Owners Larry and Marlene Troyer and their children were stocking the shelves of the bulk food retail store last week, with plans to open this week following health department inspections.

Troyer, of Gambier, said the business will offer meats, cheeses, nuts, candies and baked goods as well as deli sandwiches, salads and, eventually, soups. The main suppliers are Walnut Creek Cheese and Troyer's. Specialty items and home-baked goods will come from Sugarcreek and Berlin.

"We're going to feel our way through this," Troyer told The Independent. "We'll have a suggestion box so people can give us their ideas."

A preliminary menu board offered two salads called the Family Favorite, consisting of buffalo chicken strips on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce with tomato, corn and crispy tortilla strips served with a special dressing; and the Troyer's Chef Salad. Sandwich offerings included a Turkey Bacon Ranch Wrap and The Cuban.

The business features a 16-foot-long deli case stocked with meats, cheeses, macaroni and potato salads. As details are finalized, Troyer said a printed menu will be made available and distributed.

While he has been preparing to open for business, he added that Johnstown and Croton residents have been stopping in, anxiously waiting for the store's opening.

An attractive sign fronts the 2,500 square foot business space that states "Troyer's Your Local Meat and Cheese Deli."

The deli and bulk food store is located by Mayday Muffler.

Two employees will always staff the market and depending on business, Troyer said he may have up to four employees.

Tentative hours of business are expected to be from 9:30 or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with an early closing of 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.