A sure sign of the impending apocalypse

The world-famous Stage Deli closes. More signs of the wonderful times we’re living in…

The famous Stage Deli in Manhattan has closed.  Visitors on Friday were greeted with a hand-written sign on the door that said “Thanks for 75 years!”

The deli, on Seventh Avenue near 54th Street, got its start 75 years ago. It was known for overstuffed sandwiches named for celebrities.

It was popular with Broadway audiences.

Co-owner Paul Zolenge says the dining landmark had been struggling for some time.

He told The New York Times  that yet another rent increase was expected when the lease ended in a few months.

I ate there once. If memory serves I had one of the biggest sandwiches I’ever eaten: beef bologna (about an inch and a half’s worth) on pumpernickel, with two half-sour pickles and a cream soda.

R.I.P.

1 thought on “A sure sign of the impending apocalypse”

  1. Many familiar land marks and parts of our past are disappearing. In this case the astronomical rents spelled the end. Balducci’s and the Jefferson Market are long gone.

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