The Demise of the Jewish Deli, Again

Lots of hand-wringing in Los Angeles over the closing of another Jerry’s Famous Deli, this one in suburban Woodland Hills.

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It’s the fifth Jerry’s Famous to close in the last few years; three remain, in Marina del Rey, Encino and Studio City. Woodland Hills had been open 43 years.

“Are we witnessing the demise of the deli?” cried the LA Daily News. Sorry, but been there and done that.


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