Vella Market Opens in Former Kate’s Joint Space

Michael Herman

Back in August we told you Ruth Marquez, a longtime Lower East Sider, would bring a deli to the space where Kate’s Joint closed after 16 years.

Vella Market opened today at 56 Avenue B, offering organic fare, Latin steam-table food, sandwiches and salads.

“We want to offer personalized service,” said Ms. Marquez. “When you walk in we’ll know who you are. If you like a certain type of pastry, we’ll remember and make sure we have it for you.”