Greiser’s Store and Deli, at the intersection of Center and Westport roads, could be a Norman Rockwell painting of mid-20th-Century Americana culture. It bears little resemblance to 21st-Century technology other than the late-model cars in the parking lot.
The Greiser family operated the store, which sells sandwiches, sundries, gasoline and antiques, for 92 years. Arthur Richard Greiser, grandfather of Richard Frederick “Dick” Greiser, the current owner, immigrated to Easton from Germany in 1900 and bought the store in 1926.
Local residents who patronized Greiser’s for decades dubbed it “Town Hall West.” They said lots of town business has been debated and dissected at Greiser’s over the years. They tried to keep it light and not get too worked up over politics, according to Phil Doremus, Easton Zoning Enforcement Officer and one of the regulars.
But after operating Greiser Market & Deli continuously for 42 years, Greiser was ready for a change.
Greiser’s Coffee & Market marked its first anniversary on Nov. 1. Easton resident Adrienne Burke now leases the historic site from Greiser, who continues to sell antiques and gasoline.
Burke has transformed the old deli into a stylish, upscale coffee shop and market, where residents can buy locally produced edibles, art and a variety of seasonal products.
Easton neighbors and visitors now meet up barista-made coffee drinks, a creative array of breakfast and lunch offerings, for art exhibits, to hear local musical talent and other social gatherings.
The Greiser’s tradition carries on.