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BUSINESS UPDATES | David Italiano joins Burgan Friedkin team

Also among today's business updates, Kravitz Delicatessen is celebrating National Soup Month.
David Italiano
David Italiano has joined Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group’s commercial real estate team. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group this week announced the addition of David Italiano to its commercial real estate team.

Italiano joined the team at Burgan Friedkin in November 2020 after moving back to the Mahoning Valley.

Italiano was born in Youngstown and spent the past five years traveling and studying commercial real estate while living in Central California. During this time, he traveled internationally to cities such as Dubai and Singapore and learned more about international markets and strategies.

Italiano and his wife, Panayiota, earned their plant-based chef certifications and recently purchased Ely’s to Go, a vegan café in Youngstown.

“I’m happy to be back in Youngstown where I can utilize my knowledge of investing and share my experiences from larger markets in both commercial real estate and sustainable health-centric restaurants,” Italiano said in a news release.

“We’re looking forward to incorporating responsible business practices here in the Mahoning Valley at Ely’s to Go while also being a part of the nurturing culture established at Burgan Friedkin. This diverse team is capable of setting businesses up for success with prime locations and expert knowledge of commercial real estate. I’m honored to be under the mentorship of Patrick Burgan and Alan Friedkin.”

Kravitz Deli celebrates
National Soup Month

YOUNGSTOWN — January is National Soup Month, and Kravitz Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave., is celebrating with five different varieties of freshly made soup each day. 

Kravitz’s chicken noodle soup and wedding soup will be available, as well as two more of their house favorites. Each day at 10 a.m., Kravitz will announce on social media the Chef Chris' Daily Selection, a unique soup to round out the menu.

All of the soups are made in-house.

“Unlike other common methods of cooking, simmering soup retains all the nutrients from the ingredients,” Jack Kravitz, president of Kravitz Delicatessen, said in a news release. “As ingredients cook, their vitamins and minerals are released into the broth. When you eat a bowl of soup, you also eat the nutrient-packed broth. Eating soup is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting the full nutritional content of your food.”

All the daily soups are available by the cup, pint or quart for carryout or curbside pickup.

Kravitz also will present a Facebook Live cooking class at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 13).

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