Oct. 10, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
A deli is set to open on Vernon Boulevard at the former site of The Sandwich King, a gourmet sandwich shop that closed last month.
Pop’s Deli of LIC is expected to open at 47-31 Vernon Blvd. within two weeks, according to the deli’s manager Cailene Ivory. The deli’s owners plan to have a soft opening on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.
The deli will offer a similar menu to The Sandwich King, which served dozens of sandwiches and a wide variety of sides before closing after being in business about eight months.
Ivory said that Pop’s menu, however, is still being finalized ahead of the grand opening. The menu is expected to be higher end and more elaborate than The Sandwich King.
Ivory said that the deli will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. In the summer, the deli will open from 6 a.m. until midnight.
The deli has seating to cater for up to 20 people, according to Ivory.