Take a novel concept, a catchy theme, blend it with a diverse menu, great locations, and lots of hard work and planning, and the outcome is PureBread: Deli, Bakery & Café.PureBread, an upscale deli, bakery, and café concept, opened for business on September 19, 2001 in Stoney Creek Plaza, in the Pike Creek Valley. Less than 15 months later, the second PureBread location opened its doors in the Greenville Crossing Shopping Center on Route 52 in Greenville, Delaware. After much planning, market research and hiring a solid management team, PureBread Christiana opened in 2004, Downtown Wilmington in 2007 and Glen Mills, PA in 2010.For several years, partners, Ken Alkire and Mike Nardozzi, had been working together as general managers for a local restaurant group. Ken handled the financial operations while Mike focused on the marketing, and they shared operational duties. During their tenure, the pair was responsible for opening, closing, and renovating several restaurants in the group.