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CHATTER (JULY 2016): Court order reopens Caplansky’s Deli

July 25th, 2016 · No Comments

By Geremy Bordonaro

A dispute between Caplansky’s Deli and the building’s landowner over repairs caused the restaurant to be closed briefly in June before a court order reopened it.

On June 6, the landlord of the popular deli at College Street and Brunswick Avenue unexpectedly changed the locks and terminated the restaurant’s lease. Home to the city’s first Caplansky’s Deli for seven years, the landlord said it was giving notice that the business had violated a term in its lease related to repairs.

Earlier this year repairs to the building, unrelated to the deli, had accidentally triggered the sprinkler system and flooded the basement. Caplansky’s paid for the sprinkler repairs and later for a city mandate to replace a fire panel. These repairs ended up being the cause of the closure.

“It is something we had done,” said Cody Kitchener, the media coordinator for Caplansky’s Deli, a few days after the incident. “We had to get our fire system upgraded and we paid out of pocket. We’re thinking that may be the issue but we don’t know with any sort of certainty.”

Caplansky’s Deli will continue to run in its original location for the foreseeable future.

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