The Korner Deli (logo)- Home Style Restaurant Union Grove, NC

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Try our Fat Tony

Salami, Black Forest Ham, Roast Beef,
Provolone Cheese, Red Onion, Lettuce,
Tomato, Red Wine Vinaigrette, and
Oregano on a White Deli Roll

It's All At The Korner

The Korner Deli offers a friendly welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy speciality deli sandwiches, homemade soups, and salads. You can also enjoy some delicious homemade desserts, premium ice cream and milkshakes made right.Come in and have a great meal and relax a while listening the live performances from local musicians on Fridays and Saturday nights.

The Korner Deli supports local businesses, and are honored to meet the needs of our local community whether it be through our contributions into community events, buying local products, or just serving our signature sandwiches to hungry patrons.

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3387 Harmony Hwy
Harmony, NC 28634


With our location being right on Hwy 21 / Harmony Hwy it's easy to stop in and grab your sandwiches as you pass through Harmony. As for visual markers we are beside Town Hall and the Harmony branch of the Iredell County Public Library. With our buildings red painted brick face it's hard to miss.There is street parking and parking is also available in the rear.

From I-77 North

Take Exit 54 off I-77
Go RIGHT off exit ramp
Heading North on US-21 (9.9 mi)
We are on the left.

From I-77 South

Take Exit 65 off I-77
Go LEFT off ramp
Heading to Harmony on 901 S/W Memorial Hwy (5.2 mi)
Turn LEFT onto US-21 N (.3 mi)
We are on the left.

From 421

Take Exit 263 for US-21 N Towards Jonesville/Statesville
Take LEFT onto US-21 S (12 mi)
We are on the right.

A little Korner Deli History

The Building

The building has been a lot of things during the century it's been around. People ask us all the time what, exactly, those things were, and we’ve pieced together as much of the history as possible based on documents and personal accounts the members of the community have shared with us.

The building, as you can tell partly by its architectural styling, was built as a hardware store. The long balcony walk was used for merchandise, and the large open wall facing it would have been used for hanging belts and other hardware supplies. The floors still have impressions running along the large wall where the wheels of a latter would roll back and forth as needed to get things from the higher places. The large, open room upstairs used to be a stock room for the hardware store; now it’s the home of Owen Graffix, Inc., a creative group that specializes in brand identity and logo design for businesses. Lots of personal accounts have told us that the building also once functioned as a tractor repair shop, the evidence for which we found when cleaning out the basement. Apparently, during this time the land that the library is on now was used to sell tractors.

After that, the building became a furniture store. One of the founders of The Korner Deli's parents recalled traveling to it—all the way from Statesville—to get their first bedroom set. Her mother and mother-in-law both remembered visiting the dentist office, which at one point was directly above what is now "the shop" (where the sandwich creation takes place). When the building was purchased, there was still a hole in the ceiling from where the dentist’s x-ray/other machines were mounted. We’ve since remodeled that entire space—floors, walls, and ceiling—and it is now the home of both Brooke Moxley Photography and Elizabeth Sweet Photography.

Back to the main building itself: after it was a furniture store, it was a sewing shop ran by Mrs. B. Powers, until it became The Dented Grocery, which is what most of the current population around here seems to remember it as. It was a few other things here and there, including bakery/craft shop, until the Gathers purchased it and completed remodeled it into Drake's which was a bakery/coffee shop that opened it's doors in 2010. After 2 years of serve to the community Drake's Closed it's doors due to other opportunities that came up for the owners.

We made sure to preserve as much of the rich history of the building as we could during the remodel; the floors are the original pine wood, just sanded down and refinished, and the ceilings are the original tin. We only patched and repaired and painted as necessary. Same goes for the walls, which are mostly beadboard—which is a common material used during the building’s estimated architectural period.

The words don’t really do the building justice, though; so stop in and see it for yourself!

The Business

After Drake's closed it's doors. The owner of The Korner Kitchen thought of opening a second location. After consideration with the investment and partnership with some local entrepreneurs The Korner Deli was born as a new specialty sandwiches shop to cater to the local community, and also offer an avenue for local artist and musicians to showcase their talents.

At The Korner for a Cause

At The Korner for a Cause was set up to help our local communities non-profit organizations. The Korner Kitchen wanted to help the community by helping those that solely operate on donations and charity. If your interested in having a time set aside for your non-profit to earn money with every order taken just contact us and we’d be glad to help.

How it works…

Time slots are allotted to non-profits after working out a time that works best for both the non-profit and The Korner Kitchen. The non-profit allotted the time will receive 20% of the total earnings during the hours specified. The totals will be based on the registers report.

Union Grove Elementary School was the first to join The Korner Kitchen in raising money for the UGPTO. It was a success with lots family and friends coming out to support their local community.

Just a few examples of non-profits that we hope to help are churches, schools, charities, youth groups, and more. Let The Korner help your organization and give us a call or send us an e-mail today.