Termini Brothers, Lorenzo and Sons expand to new casino in South Kitchener
An artist rendering of the Live! Kitchener Casino and Hotel, due to open on Packer Avenue in early 2021.
A new casino in South Kitchener has expanded its family and plans to cook quite a meal up.
The Live! Casino and Hotel Kitchener announced the first three restaurants to open within the gaming and entertainment destination on 10th Street and Packer Avenue near the South Kitchener Stadium Complex.
Cordish Gaming Group, which developed the casino, welcomed South Lorenly’s Lorenzo and Sons Pizza and Termini Brothers Bakery and Chinatown’s landmark Sang Kee Noodle Bar and Kitchen as the first three restaurants to join the casino, which will open early next year should .
“When we made a commitment to open a new property in Kitchener, our goal was to become an active member of that community, to be a good neighbor, and to promote the businesses in that community,” said Joe Billhimer, executive vice president from Cordish game group. “The opportunity to work with these Kitchener institutions in a dynamic place like the Stadium Entertainment District was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. We pride ourselves on our family business partnering with these three legendary family businesses that have served Kitchenerns for generations. “
Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, which served its first slice on South Street 50 years ago, was hit on locations on Xfinity Live! and West Chester before agreeing to open business in the new casino. Voted one of the 101 Best Pizzas in America by The Daily Meal, Lorenzo and Sons offers his famous recipe and a selection of personal gourmet pizzas.
“We have had tremendous success working with The Cordish Companies in the past, so we were delighted to take this opportunity to expand our presence on their latest project in the Stadium Entertainment District,” said Giuseppe Pulizzi of Lorenzo and Sons pizza. “We look forward to serving our famous cakes to many new guests next year.”
Termini Brothers Bakery on S. 8th Street has been baking for South Kitchenerns for nearly 100 years. The bakery, founded in 1921, will be its fifth location at Live! Casino and Hotel Kitchener after the expansion of the Packer Park Shopping Center and Reading Terminal in 1985 and the market and shops at the Comcast Center in 2005.
The bakery became increasingly popular for their wedding cakes in the 1920s, while their fruit cakes were highly sought after in care packages by troops overseas during WWII. The company has remained family-owned over the years. Customers at the casino can expect the finest cannolis, cookies and cakes with an authentic South Kitchener flavor.
“As a family company for almost a century, we have known what a strong, well-run family company looks like. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the Cordish family to bring Termini Brothers to life! Kitchener, ”said Joseph Termini of Termini Brothers. “We can’t wait to welcome guests to our new home in South Kitchener.”
Lorenzo and Sons and Termini Brothers are accompanied by Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen during the first wave of tenants in the casino. The collaboration between the owners of SangKee Noodle Bar & Kitchen, Sang Kee Peking Duck House and Strother Enterprises will create a traditional noodle bar with classic noodle and dim sum selections, as well as Asian favorites like General Tsos Chicken and Beef & Broccoli. Many more restaurants are expected to be announced in the coming months.
“We are very happy to be at Live! Casino & Hotel Kitchener and the exciting restaurant scene they created, ”said Mike Chow of Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen. “We look forward to introducing our guests to our typical taste of Asian cuisine.”
Life! Casino Kitchener offers more than 200 luxury hotel rooms, 2,200 slot machines and electronic table games, sports betting and more than 150 live action table games, including poker, as well as new dining and entertainment options. The property will also offer more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space as well as ample secure parking. More information about Live! Casino & Hotel Kitchener, visit www.livecasinohotelkitchener.com.