The slow progress of LA’s legendary Canter’s Deli return to Las Vegas has been driving fans eagerly waiting for a local taste of its hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches to distraction since March 2016. Now, finally, there is proof of an end in sight.
Headed to Tivoli Village, Canter's Las Vegas has completed all the interior construction and is now working on the interior design and passing local inspections. Seating is being installed inside the 6,355-square-foot restaurant and the adjoining bakery already has its display counters ready for the delicatessen selections, plus the famed New York-style cheesecake and black and white cookies.
Headed for the walls, a reproduction of the large mural painted by Art Mortimer in 1985 covering one side of the parking lot at the original Fairfax Avenue deli. Keeping close to early renderings, customers can expect deep, diner booths, a checkerboard floor and photographs documenting the brand’s 85-year history, still a daily haunt for Hollywood stars.
Last month, Canter’s updated that it expected to debut in Tivoli Village by the end of July. That prediction has since changed to “opening soon.”
The deli’s second Las Vegas location is being constructed at The Linq Promenade, with flooring and much of the wall tiling already in place. The 4,550-square-foot space, facing the Yard House restaurant, will also feature a bakery and a patio with views of the High Roller attraction. It is officially is aiming for a summer debut.