Mayor Gatsas Cuts the Ribbon as Another Small Business Opens its Doors in Manchester

Circa 1906 reopens its doors with a new look, menu, and owner

Manchester, NH – Circa 1906, a well-known delicatessen and neighborhood store located at 1362 River Rd held its Grand Opening on Wednesday.  The interior of the store has been completely renovated and the entire menu updated by new owner Michael Lewko.  “Today has a been a long time coming and I am so grateful to everyone who made this a reality,” stated Lewko during the grand opening.  Mayor Gatsas was in attendance and took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.  “Small businesses are the backbone of Manchester’s economy”, stated Mayor Gatsas, “It’s great to see a small business open that caters perfectly to the neighborhood it’s located in.”

“This was my dream and it could not have happened without the cities help” stated Lewko, who was a recipient of a $10,000 Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loan offered through the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO). The purpose of the RLF is to help encourage new business, expand companies already in business and create new jobs in Manchester.  “We view the Revolving Loan Fund as an invaluable tool to encourage the growth of new and existing business and the creation of new jobs in Manchester,” said Jay Minkarah, Director of Economic Development for the City of Manchester. “Circa 1906 is just one of the many examples of the Revolving Loan Fund helping to spur job creation in Manchester.” 

Circa 1906 offers a wide array of homemade sandwiches, soup, take-home meals, desserts and much more.  “Quality means everything”, stated Lewko.  From the chicken pot pie to the marinated mushrooms almost everything in the store is made from scratch.  They also offer a variety of products made in New Hampshire and New England.