News Elsewhere: The Stage Deli in New York Has Closed
A landmark delicatessen in New York City has decided to close its doors.
The New York Times is reporting that the Stage Deli on 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan shut down on Thursday after being in business for 75 years. Known in part for its huge sandwiches named after celebrities, the restaurant apparently closed because of business costs, including the expectation of another rent increase after several increases over recent years. Co-owner Paul Zolenge mentions in the article that someone could decide to purchase the deli's name, though for now, the eatery is shuttered.
The Stage Deli and the nearby Carnegie Deli fiercely competed for customers over the years, with the two spots being extremely popular among locals and tourists alike.
The address for this now-closed delicatessen in Manhattan was: Stage Deli, 834 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019.