2nd Avenue Deli Movin’ On Up

Published December 12, 2007, issue of December 14, 2007.

Some were heartbroken while others felt betrayed, but now, fans of the 2nd Avenue Deli can rejoice: The legendary restaurant is reopening its doors Monday, albeit in a new location.

The eatery has moved uptown to a spot on East 33rd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, where it will be run by Jeremy Lebewohl, nephew of founder Abe Lebewohl.

The kosher deli — which is famous for its gargantuan corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, among other traditional Jewish dishes — opened its doors in Manhattan’s East Village in 1954. It was forced to close in 2006, due to a rent increase and a dispute with the building’s landlord. The reopening will be celebrated with a ceremonial salami cutting.



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