R.I.P. Carnegie Deli, 1937-2016

Carnegie Deli closes doors, serves last hot pastrami sandwiches – NY Daily News

Fans lined the sidewalk late into the night for a last bite at the restaurant.

Source: Carnegie Deli closes doors, serves last hot pastrami sandwiches – NY Daily News


An era ended on the night of Friday, December 30, 2016 as the famed Carnegie Deli in Manhattan closed its doors after nearly eight decades of serving up pastrami and cheesecake and gigantic sandwiches. While other locations, including those at Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas, will continue operations, the deli’s flagship restaurant at 854 7th Avenue, New York City, is now sadly history.

The official Carnegie Deli online store will continue to sell and ship products including T-shirts, mugs, food items, and of course their famous cheesecake. According to the company’s website, the bakery and meat-processing facility will both continue operating.

In addition to the writeup by the New York Daily News cited above (which, among other things, disclosed the fact that the Carnegie’s owner, Marian Harper-Levine, turned down a $10 million offer to buy the deli), there have been several online news stories and tributes to the famed NYC institution. On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Daily News published this followup report on picketing by nearly three dozen former Carnegie Deli workers demanding their jobs back.


See also:

After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York’s Carnegie Deli Folds (NPR.org)

An Illustrated Look Inside Carnegie Deli’s Final Night (Grub Street)

Carnegie Deli – Last of the Latkes (Huffington Post)

The Twilight of Carnegie Deli (The Awl)

Carnegie Deli on Wikipedia



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