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Wayward Sandwiches will open at the Dahlia featuring wine, beer, lunch and dinner

KRISTEN WOHLERS - Wayward Sandwiches will occupy The Dahlia's corner space nearest Gwynn's Coffeehouse.The space on the ground floor of the Dahlia Apartment Building has its first tenant. Although the shop won't open for the next three to four months, Wayward Sandwiches is coming to Canby.

The new wine bar/deli is the brainchild of Matt Morrissey. He has been running restaurants for more than 20 years and lives near Canby in West Linn.

Morrissey got to know Canby a little over a year ago when he was thinking about opening a brewery. That fell through, but for the last little while he and Mary Hanlon have been working out a deal for a 2,300 square-foot wine shop and deli.

He figures that works out to seating for about 80 people with tables and booths for lunch and dinner.

"I like Canby. I got to know the city and how it's got that small-town feel with the amenities that can support larger towns," Morrissey said.

Basically it's a sandwich shop, he said, that will offer different things. It will sell sandwiches that people can order to their liking. He also will make special sandwiches in-house suggesting a Romanian pastrami Rueben, "our take on the classics," as one of a group of specialty sandwiches and various meats.

KRISTEN WOHLERS - The space will be 2,300 square feet and features a roll-up patio door.

It will be a place where people can drop in for lunch or takeout, or bring the family for dinner. He will have soft drinks, ice tea, beer and wine by the glass.

He also will be selling wine by the bottle, beer and cheese and charcuterie, which is meats such as salami and sausages.

"I will also offer daily and weekly specials along with soups and salads and some sweets," he said.

Most important, "I am passionate about customer service while serving delicious food. I want people to feel comfortable about bringing their families, comfortable and welcome," Morrissey said. "I also want to use only top quality ingredients. I want people to know there is a good value for quality."

He plans to purchase the majority of ingredients locally using TMK Creamery for cheese, Revel Meats and Oregon City's Grano Bakery for bread and rolls. The wines will come from all over the world, especially Oregon and California.

Because the 2,300 square-foot space is totally unfinished, he's hired Ken Hostetler Construction Inc. from Canby to build the kitchen and the remainder of the shop. He is also using Hays and Sons from Oregon City to build the furniture and the wine racks.

He expects to open for business in three or four months now that the funding is all lined up and approved.

"I will be hiring about 10 to 15 people," he said, and they likely will come from Canby.

Carol Rosen
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