After 75 Years, Stage Deli Serves Its Final Sandwich

This post first appeared on The Jew and the Carrot blog at the Forward.

stage-121212“The loss is unfathomable,” said “Save The Deli” author David Sax. He was despairing over the closure of New York’s famed Stage Deli, which happened last night at midnight.

The 75-year-old Midtown landmark located just a couple of blocks from Carnegie Hall (and from its rival, the Carnegie Deli) still has its website — with tantalizing photos of overstuffed pastrami sandwiches, crunchy pickles, tangy coleslaw, and creamy cheesecakes — up, but now the food is only for looking at, not tasting. Gone are the sandwiches that gustatorily honored celebrity customers like Mel Brooks, Larry David, Katie Couric, Howie Mandel, Al Rocker, Cindy Adams and Dolly Parton.

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© 2012  Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “After 75 Years, Stage Deli Serves Its Final Sandwich”

  1. Rebecca Einstein Schorr Says:

    Such a loss…

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