Dad’s Favorites Deli opening downtown location

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Robbie Clark


Dad's Deli owner James Caudill. PHOTO BY EMILY MOSELEY

With a small window of operation and a remote location, James Caudill often jokes that people accuse him of making it hard for customers to get to Dad’s Favorites Deli because he didn’t want it to be any more crowded.

Those that boo-booed having difficulty getting to the popular Gardenside lunch counter during their lunch break in the past will find elation with the news that Caudill plans to open a second location for the downtown lunch crowd in the coming months at 236 E. Main St.

“It’s perfect,” Caudill said. “We still have a little light construction we need to do, so it’s all about how fast we can get it up and running. But it’s coming, Dad’s Deli to downtown Lexington.”

The 1,800-square-foot storefront, a few spaces down from the Kentucky Theater, will seat about 40 customers, according to Caudill, which he estimates is about the same number of patrons he can accommodate in the hallway of the Garden Springs Shopping arcade currently.

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Robbie Clark is the editor-in-chief of Chevy Chaser and Southsider magazines. He can be contacted at (859) 266-6537.
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