Skip to main content
Eat and Drink
Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 6 years ago

Solomon Shenker to open new deli in former Main Street Applebee's

Shenker is partnering with Jesse Biter to open Sol's NYC Deli.
by: Nick Friedman Managing Editor of Arts and Culture

Just two months after opening Sol Meyer New York Delicatessen, Solomon Shenker is resigning from the Main Street eatery to open a new venture: Sol's NYC Deli, to be located in the former downtown Applebee's location at 1991 Main Street.

Citing disagreements with his brother-in-law and former business partner, Dr. Meyer Rubin Samotin, Shenker officially resigned from the downtown deli this Sunday and announced his plans to partner with local investors Jesse Biter and David Chessler (part of the investment team that recently purchased the building) to open the new restaurant sometime within the next few weeks.

The new, larger location features 161 seats, as well as a full bar and kitchen, and Shenker says it will allow him to produce his authentic New York-style Jewish Deli food in bulk and at a lower cost.

"I'm excited to bring another specialty restaurant to this end of Main Street," he says. "The situation behind my resignation was unfortunate, but I'm looking forward to being able to accommodate larger parties and bigger orders. And I'll be able to serve food at a more reasonable price for everybody."

Join the Neighborhood! Our 100% local content helps strengthen our communities by delivering news and information that is relevant to our readers. Support independent local journalism by joining the Observer's new membership program — The Newsies — a group of like-minded community citizens, like you. Be a Newsie.

Related Stories