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MSP: Pastrami Jacks Closed

mifish Jul 27, 2009 09:23 AM

I just got an email informing me that Pastrami Jacks has ceased operation. I always thought the location was bad, but I thought the food was pretty good. For a city that struggles to get a good deli here it's sad to see one close.

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  1. bob s RE: mifish Jul 27, 2009 11:57 AM

    Just looked at their website to make sure I updated the right places link here in Chowhound. I'm sure it's frustrating to have a failing business, but I was surprised by the bitter tone of their message...

    Pastrami Jack's [CLOSED July 2009]
    6407 City West Pkwy Ste C7, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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    1. re: bob s
      Muncher52 RE: bob s Jul 27, 2009 12:25 PM

      Very very sad. I loved the place. To Bob s. I don't think it was a bitter note, I think it was a little "tongue in cheek" attempt at humor on a very sad day. If you read what Jack said, that comment was written to people who would never read it. If they read it, it would no longer be written to them. ;-)

      1. re: Muncher52
        Danny RE: Muncher52 Jul 27, 2009 12:49 PM

        That sucks. We just had a really disappointing meal at Mort's deli, and were talking about how we needed to go back to Pastrami Jack's as they were waaay better (and open in hours we could actually get there. I'm looking at you, Brother's!

      2. re: bob s
        kevin47 RE: bob s Jul 27, 2009 03:02 PM

        That message rocks.

      3. AnneInMpls RE: mifish Jul 27, 2009 12:56 PM

        Waaah! This is a big bummer. I loved their pastrami and all-you-could-eat pickles.

        Sadly, it's partly my fault that they closed, as I stopped going there this year. I used to work nearish to Pastrami Jack's, and would make the trek further west for the great pastrami and pickles. But I haven't been there since I was laid off. (Couldn't afford the gas to get out there.) I'm sure all the layoffs in the area caused a noticable slump at lunchtime.

        This is very sad.


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            soupkitten RE: mifish Jul 27, 2009 07:12 PM

            omg that sucks. i loved their coleslaw even though i usually hate sweet coleslaw & i would always take a container of it from the all you can eat bar when i left. i got out to that area of the burbs very rarely, i admit, but PJ's was a priority stop & i've visited in the past month or so.

            i'm going back and forth between saying that the message on the webpage is just over the top bitter and unprofessional, and then going: "wow i can really relate to that sentiment right now." it's too bad for the folks who obviously worked very hard to bring a quality product to this area. i'm very sorry to see this news. the mcd's and the taco bells are still open, of course :(

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            1. re: soupkitten
              scooter260 RE: soupkitten Jul 30, 2009 04:16 PM

              What was the message? It currently says "To those of whom we served - thanks"

              1. re: scooter260
                AnneInMpls RE: scooter260 Jul 30, 2009 10:16 PM

                For the original message, see the Churn blurb on HeavyTable:



                P.S. Me, I thought it was funny... ... and on-target ...

                1. re: AnneInMpls
                  TDS1 RE: AnneInMpls Jul 31, 2009 07:27 PM

                  Interesting message for them to post - oh well - I guess that means it's my fault.

                  I always meant to try the place, but I had Metro Dining coupon for them and it was so restrictive in its use (no takeout, only valid certain days and times) that I never actually went. I kept saying, why go now when I can go some other time when it is valid. I really wonder if a less restrictive coupon might have generated a greater number of loyal customers.

                  1. re: AnneInMpls
                    Enso RE: AnneInMpls Aug 1, 2009 05:49 AM

                    Typical denial of their own role in the matter. Though I can understand that it still feels raw.

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                      scooter260 RE: Enso Aug 1, 2009 08:20 AM

                      Bummer. I thought their fries were horrid but I liked their pastrami. Best of luck to Jack....no sense reuben it in.

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