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Sandwich Spot With Killer Views Reopens In Lake Elsinore

To get business going in 2012, the Nielsons have dropped their menu pricing and have added a few new dishes. But arguably the biggest draw to What-Uh-Deli is the view.

After a nearly four-month closure, What-Uh-Deli in Lake Elsinore has reopened for business and the young owners are hoping this time around will be a charm.

Situated at 1604 W. Lakeshore Drive on the water’s edge, the small delicatessen that specializes in hot and cold sandwiches opened for business last May but was promptly shut down by the city in August.

“There were permit issues,” according to What-Uh-Deli co-owner Kathryn Nielson, 23. She said the city asked for parking, handicap and sign upgrades. After making the requested improvements and getting city signoff, the restaurant reopened in December, she explained.

“Everyone asked why we closed,” said Nielson, whose husband Vince, 27, owns the business with her. According to Kathryn, Vince’s grandfather has owned the Lakeshore Drive property for about 20 years. Legend has it the location was once a boat-launch spot and later an ice cream stand.

To get business going in 2012, the Nielsons have dropped their menu pricing and have added a few new dishes. But arguably the biggest draw to What-Uh-Deli is the view. Situated on Lake Elsinore, the deli has one of the prettiest vantage points of any Lake Elsinore eatery.

According to Kathryn, when people walk into What-Uh-Deli, the common sentiment is, “Wow, what a view.”

For more information, call (951) 818-4544.

What-Uh-Deli is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Ken Mayes February 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
How did they get a permit from the city to start with if these issues were already present and if the city did sign off how come they were not allowed to remain open while these issues were addressed which is the usual process when the city screws up.
Anon February 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM
A coffee house would have been good also

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