Maurice's Deli move results in more space, offerings | Downtown Albany

Maurice's Deli move results in more space, offerings

Maurice's Deli move results in more space, offerings

A popular deli known for its roast beef sandwiches, Maurice's Deli was welcomed back to downtown Albany with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new 50 S Pearl Street location. Joining owner Keith Mahler and Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) Executive Director Georgette Steffens in celebrating Maurice’s Deli’s new 50 S Pearl Street location were Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, and Albany County Comptroller Susan Rizzo.  

Even after having been shut down by Covid-19, and a water main break in the former space at which his lease then ran out, Mahler said it was still an easy decision to re-open, citing the strong Maurice’s brand and customer loyalty. As just a few examples of that dedication, an announcement in July on the deli’s Facebook page was met with eager anticipation from customers, and the announcement in the same spot that the business would re-open on December 6 resulted in elation from those who’ve long waited for the return of their favorite lunch. To be able to serve more customers, Maurice's Deli is open 7:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday, one hour longer than at the previous location.

The search for a new space took Mahler throughout Downtown, at one point even asking customers to weigh in on a potential location, but it was the history, parking, and installed kitchen equipment that told him he’d found the right spot at 50 S Pearl Street. Previously located just two blocks away on the same street, the new location is 1,500 square feet larger and offers more seating and space for expanded offerings that include pay by the pound soup and salad bar, fried dough, and a larger coffee selection, among other additions.    

While some things have changed, one thing that has not is the recipe for their famous roast beef. Prepared on-site, the rotisserie cooked beef eye round has a lean, crispy exterior with juicy and tender center. Dipped in au jus and served on bread that is baked fresh daily, it is easily the most requested item at Maurice’s Deli, Mahler said, followed by turkey sandwiches and corned beef sandwiches. Freshly cooked corned beef, pastrami, turkey, and chicken breast are a staple of the New York style delicatessen, offering customers who walk through the door a feast for their senses.  

Maurice’s Deli, located at 50 S Pearl Street, is open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook at

Read the full press release here | Watch the ribbon cutting here