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Moe Pancer's deli calls it quits after 50+ years

Moe Pancer's deli is the latest in a long line of old school Toronto restaurants to pull the plug. Open since 1957, the corned beef staple closed its doors recently after failing to keep up with rent. The Pancer family sold the business in 2010 before briefly partnering up on Pancer's Deli Emporium in Vaughan, which is now owned solely by Frank Houston.

There may be some good news in the pipe for those hooked on the original deli's sandwiches. The National Post reports that Lorne Pancer is considering opening a traditional deli based partially on all the nostalgic requests that he gets from former customers. In the meantime, Houston is looking to preserve the signage from the original Moe Pancer's for his Dufferin St. deli.

So Pancer's will live on in some form, but the Bathurst and Wilson area is short an iconic restaurant.


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