Since 1931, Canter's Deli has been providing a traditional Jewish deli experience in Los Angeles and simultaneously creating a legendary late-night haunt for movie stars, musicians and in recent years, President Barack Obama. Now, the brand is returning to Las Vegas for a second chance at success with two expansions to serve the Strip and the west side.
Set to take over the planned home of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at the Linq Promenade, the 4,200-square-foot space Canter's plans to occupy will push into a now-closed section of the High Roller attraction ticket counters. The estimated deli construction cost is $1.4 million, with early renderings indicating a familiar diner interior, offering plenty of booths and a restaurant counter that appears to encourage guests to take away the deli's famous sandwiches and chocolate chip rugelach.
Chef Ramsay's venture now looks to have been moved to a more advantageous home, closer to the Strip inside the former Purple Zebra daiquiri bar.
Canter's won't be stopping their Vegas re-invasion at the Strip. The deli plans to build an even bigger project at Tivoli Village that will take over an unspecified 5,600-square-foot space, built with an estimated production cost of $2.2 million.
Leases for both locations are closed and Canter's is aiming for a second quarter 2016 debut for both restaurants. No word if either location will keep the brand's 24-hour opening hours. Family member Gary Canter, who has been with company for more than 40 years, is spearheading both arrivals.
From 2003 until a 2012 shutter to become Little Richie's Chicago Style Beef & Dogs, Canter's operated a smaller deli at the Treasure Island.