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Oct 17, 2007 07:43 AM

2nd Avenue Deli Reopening

Any word on the likely Re-opening Date?

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  1. Soon Man, Soon....
    Posted in May

    I was rolling down Atlantic Avenue in a cab on my way back from a housewarming party. As the cab rolled to a stop at a red light, I noticed the second ave deli van had just pulled up next to me. I rolled down the window to speak to the driver.

    Me: You still making deliveries?
    Driver: Nah man, soon. soon tho.
    Me: Really? They are reopening?
    Driver: Yeah.
    Me: Where?
    Driver: Thirty Third and Third
    Me: Wow! How long?
    Driver: Soon man. Soon.
    Me: How soon?
    Driver: Oh, I say five months.

    1. We passed by last Sunday, and they've now installed a rolled-down security gate, so there was no way of looking inside. But I'd say that's a sign that they will be re-opening very soon.

      1. Joy and rapture, but no definite date yet. Here's the details:

        2nd Avenue Deli
        162 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016
        nr. Third Ave.

        Yes, 2nd Avenue Deli is reopening on Toity-Toid and Toid. I just called them, having just read about them somewhere else and was told they were opening "sometime later in the Fall, call back in a couple of weeks for an update."

        soon, man, soon. The Gods will be smiling on that day.

        1. my colleagues and i call all the time. they don't have a date but they hope with in a few weeks. we asked if they would be open by january, the response we got was "we hope so." i hope so too. rumor has it, they are having issues with the liquor license. RGR is right, the gate is down and there is no sign up yet.

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          1. re: fein

            walked by it this afternoon, yes, a brand new gate was down and no signage yet. lets hope its sooner than later.

          2. Today (NY 1) reported 2nd Avenue Deli should be open in the next month and possibly 24/7. I can't wait for some chopped chicken liver on rye.

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              The article in Sunday's "NY Times Magazine" included the info that it will be open 24/7. Also, it appears it will no longer be kosher. I'm guessing the owners feel these changes are necessary because they will be going head-to-head with Sarge's, which is only 3 blocks away.

              1. re: RGR

                Thanks, RGR. I believe the NY1 report said they were going to remain kosher. I guess not if they plan to be open on Friday night and Saturday.

                1. re: financialdistrictresident

                  When they were on 2nd Av., they were kosher but remained open on Friday night and Saturday. A deli can be still be certified kosher as long as it maintains the rules of "kashruth," even if it remains open on the Sabbath. "Glatt" kosher delis close on the Sabbath and on all Jewish holidays. The old 2nd Ave. Deli closed only on a few Jewish holidays.

                  1. re: RGR

                    Many thanks, RGR. My ex would know all this. Now that you mention it I do remember going to 2nd Avenue Deli on a Saturday . . .