New York Deli News: Iconic Katz’s Heads to Brooklyn

There’s big news on the New York Jewish deli scene. After more than 120 years as a stand-alone institution on the Lower East Side, Katz’s Delicatessen is becoming a chain. It’s not quite Ben’s Kosher Deli, which currently boasts seven locations. But The New York Times reports (via Gothamist) that Katz’s will cross the East River and open a new outpost in the upcoming Dekalb Market, a 60,000-foot food hall currently under construction.

Gothamist quotes Jake Dell, the current owner of Katz’s, on his reasons for making the big move:

“The main thing is that it’s hard to get down to the Lower East Side, and

Brooklyn has been a strong part of our customer base,” owner Jake Dell

told the Times. “We can make it a little easier for our customers who have

been coming for generations.”

Dell is the 27-year-old, third-generation owner of the deli, who admits to sampling Katz’s corned beef and pastrami at least once a day. His family took the restaurant over from the Katz family about 30 years ago.

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