Solomon's Deli will open at 7 a.m. Monday in downtown Davis, co-founder Andrea Lepore confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
The Jewish deli invited selected guests to a staff training day Tuesday. The Solomon's menu included a variety of sandwiches named for people associated with Tower Records and its founder Russ Solomon, including "The Jami" (chopped liver, pickled onions and mustard on rye), "The Bud" (hot corned beef with mustard or Russian dressing on rye) and "The Lydia" (smoked sturgeon, horseradish cream and pickled onions on a salted bagel.
The first 150 people in line at 10 a.m. Saturday for a promotional event ahead of Monday's opening will receive a free bagel with plain cream cheese, Lepore said. No other Solomon's menu items will be sold in advance of Monday's opening.
Solomon's will take over for Hot Italian, another Lepore enterprise that closed last month, next to where The Halal Guys opened in the Davis Commons shopping center last Friday. The deli's K Street flagship is expected to open later this year.
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