Deli to replace Zorba's on the Danforth
With the recent shuttering of Greektown institution Zorba's changes are a foot. The long established Court Jester Pub has confirmed they're taking over the Greek taverna's Danforth address, sliding down the street 140 metres east to the other side of Pape after 19 years at their current location.
Court Jester owner, Lawrie Kaplansky plans to divide the space, taking over the back half of the space to maintain the laid back atmosphere of the existing pub with 16 draught lines plus darts, pinball and board games.
In the front, Kaplansky intends to open an old school delicatessan specializing in smoked meats on rye, pickles and cherry cokes for casual dining and take-away. While the deli's name has yet to be announced, I'm hoping for a little east-side /west-side rivalry between the two Kaplansky/Caplansky's.
Expect the new pub and deli to open by October.