Tony's Deli


Tony’s Deli (Gmap) closed its doors in July last year.

The neighborhood has been abuzz with rumors about what could be taking its place, from a Starbucks, to a video store or it being absorbed into the expansion of the new bar going into the former Peacock Room space next door (click HERE for that story).

In fact, the space is the future home of a new restaurant concept by Colorado chef, John Calloway, called Black Rooster Taqueria. The Black Rooster will be a “farm to taco” concept featuring local ingredients in a counter service setting.

Everything will be made on-site, including hand-made organic corn tortillas with “authentic flavors of Mexico with some South American influence”, according to Calloway.

Calloway has 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has developed concepts in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Punta Mita, Acapulco, Dubai and Delhi.

Renovations have not started yet but we will be keeping our eyes on this restaurant as it develops.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

Join the Conversation


Have something to say? Type it below. Holding back can give you pimples.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. So then Tako Cheena will have to change their name to a “Bigger, Blacker Rooster”. Sorry. Cards Against Humanity jokes are probably too offensive for mixed company.

  2. Tony’s relocated to a great spot right on Main Street in Sanford. They have a much larger kitchen and dining space. The food is still awesome!

  3. I hope they stay open late to compliment the bar opening next door. Also, they are going to really have to step up their game if they want to compete with Tako Cheena. And I hope they have vegan options.