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Deli to replace Zorba's on the Danforth

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 4, 2014

deli danforthWith 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.

Photo of Caplansky's by Designwalla in the blogTO Flickr pool



twinpiques / August 4, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Nooooooo! Best meal under $10 on the Danforth. I'd always leave there totally stuffed, with a container of leftovers for lunch the next day. Oh Zorba's, you and your surly servers will be sorely missed :(
Nahid / August 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm
I'll miss Zorbas. The service was awful, but the food was great and the prices were amazing. I randomly stopped by there a week ago and found out they were closing so I'm glad I got one last meal in!
Awesome / August 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm
I'm really stupid!
StellsBells / August 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm
Stealing a photo from the real Caplansky's? Not cool, blogTO, not cool.
O_livia Chow / August 11, 2014 at 03:12 pm
I am always available for a photo shoot if you need a picture of some smoked meat!
Qwer / August 14, 2014 at 02:57 am
I can't wait for this new place to open been there before and it's great!!!
G Tracy / August 17, 2014 at 10:07 am
The real owner at the jester is Steve and he is the one who cooks all the food
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