A 6,332-square-foot delicatessen and dueling piano bar will locate in the Kaleidoscope retail/entertainment center off Crown Valley, under a plan the Planning and Transportation Commission approved on Monday.
The Derby will feature a dining room, bar and outdoor seating on the first level of the three-story center at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway. It will offer a classic New York-style deli with traditional deli fare, including a “super-stacked” 10-ounce sandwich, baked breads along with savory soups, salads and appetizers. The Jewish-Italian style deli will do its own brining, curing and pickling and will offer freshly prepared pastrami and corned beef.
The proposal was submitted by Dan Lauriano, owner of the popular Riptide Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills, located on Kaleidoscope’s second level. Lauriano plans to bring a nostalgic restaurant that caters to a mature clientele, with dueling pianos playing tunes from the Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John and other great entertainers. Tuesday through Saturday nights the restaurant will feature two piano players who will duel each other on baby grand pianos for “supremacy” by engaging the masses to sing, clap, play the tambourine or swing the hula-hoop in the restaurant.
The Derby will feature breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patrons will also enjoy live jazz, easy listening music by a DJ or recorded tunes.
The restaurant is expected to open in April, Lauriano said.