DECO food hall

Comfort food, deli-style soups and sandwiches will join chicken and waffles, sushi, pho, gourmet pizza and other offerings at the nine-month-old DECO Food Hall in Wilmington.

Visitors will also be able to work off the calories by playing indoor cornhole or ping pong. 

DECO, managed by Imian Partners, announced Friday that Stu & Sammies would open in the space held by The Verandah, which served Indian cuisine. Makers Alley Chef James Sparks is described as the "mastermind" behind the Stu & Sammy's menu. 

"We want DECO to be known for its food, fun and flexibility," DECO General Manager Mark Barnyak said. "We are proud to be able to easily evolve based on the tastes and requests of our patrons without compromising quality or convenience."

DECO opened last April and occupies 13,000-square-feet on the ground floor of the DuPont Building, 1165 North Orange Street. It was modeled after food halls that serve commuters, residents and visitors in Philadelphia, Baltimore and other cities.

The Burger Joint, which has been operating the pop-up stand in conjunction with Federale Tacos, also plans to launch a new menu next week that includes stuffed burgers and new salads. Pizza Bardea, Connie's chicken, Phubs, Al Chu's, Stripp'd (acai bowls) and Spark'd (pastries) continue to serve up their delicacies, as does the atrium bar.

Visitors can also sign out board games. 

Those who take their fun seriously can also join an adult ping pong or cornhole league through Delaware Sports Leagues.