Today the North Market announced that popular German Village deli Katzinger's will open its second location-dubbed Katzinger's Little Deli-inside the Arena District market.

Today the North Market announced that popular German Village deli Katzinger's will open its second location-dubbed Katzinger's Little Deli-inside the Arena District market.

Slated to open in April, Katzinger's Little Deli will be located across from Omega Artisan Baking, on the southwest end. The mini deli will offer a pared-down menu of 10 of the deli's most popular items and there will also be an "Only at the Market" sandwich with pimento spread, roast turkey, applewood smoked bacon and tomato grilled on farm bread. It will also have its well-known pickle barrel.

Katzinger's joins fellow German Village business Pistacia Vera, which opened its second location inside the North Market a little more than a month ago. Opened in 1984, Katzinger's owner Diane Warren says this is a great way for them to celebrate 30 years in business.

The empty vendor slots at North Market were made available after several vendors left over the past year, including Clever Crow and Heil's Deli, and after ventilation construction led to a shift in vendor positions. Since the shifts, Pistacia Vera has moved in and Barrel and Bottle has announced it will expand its market footprint, offering a small bar in addition to beer and wine sales.

One stand position remains open at the North Market-a spot Harrison Wolfe has said will go to a startup concept.

From the start of the process early last fall, North Market executive director Rick Harrison Wolfe has touted his "best in class" philosophy, looking to make the market a representation of the best of the city. That's why, he says, at a market perhaps best known for giving opportunities to startups like Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, has also courted notable food vendors around town.

He hopes the new mix at the market will give the more than 1 million visitors to the market each year-especially visitors from the convention center-will represent a little slice of Columbus.