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Olive Basket to Open in the Bottleworks, American Deli on West Broad

Sometimes it seems like Flagpole is The Bottleworks Times, but it ain’t our fault—or even due to our location—that we cover the mixed-use development frequently. The new owners have done a fine job attracting businesses, and the newest is set to open Saturday, Nov. 1 (grand opening Nov. 8) next to Seabear Oyster Bar.

That business, Olive Basket, is a shmancy olive oil and vinegar store that will let you taste its more than 60 options before it bottles them for you. For now, its website is a placeholder only, but its hours are set (Mon–Sat., 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. noon–8 p.m.), and it has a phone number (706-521-5060) and a Facebook page

Over on West Broad Street, in the old Mexicali Grille that very briefly housed Botanas, we’re getting a location of American Deli, the franchise that also has an outpost in the Georgia Square Mall. The menu consists of subs, burgers, fried fish, chicken fingers and suchlike.