WORCESTER - Helfand’s, a New York-style deli, is opening on Highland Street in Worcester in the former home of the Sahara restaurant on October 27.
The opening date announcement was made on social media on Friday morning.
Helfand's shared their story on social media this summer. Mike Sobel, a former executive chef at Assumption College, executive catering chef at WPI and several other restaurants and banquet facilities, will be leading the restaurant.
Helfand’s Deli plans to be open seven days a week, from 11 AM to 7 PM. The deli will have seating for 18 customers.
The former restaurant space was built in 1945 and is roughly 3,500 square feet, according to city records. Sahara closed in Dec. 2021 after over 20 years in business. The building was sold by Aoude Realty LLC to Helfand’s Real Estate LLC for $810,000.
Lead image: Banner for Helfand's Deli hangs in front of 143 Highland St. in Worcester (Aug. 2022)/ ThisWeekinWorcester.com