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Brents looking for third location

SIMIHOUND Nov 9, 2012 03:30 PM

They are looking in the SFV now. I would love to see them take Jerrys off the map and educate those that don't know what good deli is.

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  1. wienermobile RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 9, 2012 03:51 PM

    How did you find this out? I've asked Ron many times to come on over the hill. Are they looking in a certain area? Studio City? Woodland Hills? Tell me more...you've made my day! Black Pastrami Ruben is coming my way!

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      ozhead RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 9, 2012 04:40 PM

      Looking in the SFV? Isn't Brent's - the one in Northridge -- already IN the SFV?

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        SIMIHOUND RE: ozhead Nov 9, 2012 09:00 PM

        My error...I ment to say ANOTHER location in the SFV. Yes, such as Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills. Nothing is for sure now but at least they are looking. A very trustworthy employee mentioned it not long ago and as I was leaving I saw someone closer to the situation that verified it again.(with a wonderful smile on their face.) We also briefly discussed the possibility of Jerrys taking a hit financially and it was verified that that may possibly occur. (evil laugh)
        This could be like a deli supercenter right in our own backyards.

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          ozhead RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 10, 2012 01:49 AM

          Being in Topanga, I vote for Woodland HIlls.

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            SIMIHOUND RE: ozhead Nov 10, 2012 06:44 AM

            Just take Jerry's out of the SFV and I will be happy.

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              carter RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 10, 2012 03:30 PM

              At least parts of your wish may come to pass. A bit too early for disclosure, but things are afoot! There are 4 Jerry's units in the valley, btw.
              Stay tuned!.

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              wienermobile RE: ozhead Nov 10, 2012 08:51 AM

              My real wish would be some where in West LA....pretty please.

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                Servorg RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 08:56 AM

                Replace the Jerry's in the Marina Del Rey location. That will also open up a huge catering business for them in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City and Westchester area (among others).

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                  wienermobile RE: Servorg Nov 10, 2012 10:20 AM

                  Brent's ...if you are reading this listen to this man.... he is a Chowhound God. There are no good delis on the westside. It is a no-man's land until Nate n' Al's in Beverly Hills. That could be a lot of new customers for a westside Brent's.

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                    Servorg RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 10:38 AM

                    I am definitely a Chowhound Dog...no doubt! ;-D> As it stands now I visit Brent's in Northridge on the average of once every other month when I go out in the early AM on Sunday for breakfast. I can promise them a LOT more personal business if they will open up in MDR...

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                      SIMIHOUND RE: Servorg Nov 10, 2012 10:53 AM

                      I understand the need in MDR and the Westside but face-it driving sucks. I would think that nobody (from the family) wants to make that drive every day especially after putting in very long days. Also backup is not far away if they stay locally. I would think that after the third location (look at me planning the future of Brent's) they would go over the hill or.....open another restaurant in THE VALLEY! Ha! (I am cruel but hey this is Brent''s Deli)

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                        wienermobile RE: Servorg Nov 10, 2012 10:58 AM

                        I make the trip to Brent's from the South Bay at least once a month, I would love to be able to go more often but the 405 and I are not the best of friends.

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                          SIMIHOUND RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 11:08 AM

                          The 405 is not anyones friend. I live about ten miles away from Northridge. I love it. I go once a week if not a bit more. I love the food. I love the service. Brent's makes me feel like I am at home. They are one of the best deli's in the USA.

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                            wienermobile RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 10, 2012 11:11 AM

                            100% agree. One of the all around top deli's.

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                        maudies5 RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 11:46 AM

                        Brent's, Cheesecake Factory on San Vicente just closed. Perfect location for you in Brentwood. They even have a big patio for outdoor dining. Plenty of parking in the garage. We NEED you in Brentwood.

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                          wienermobile RE: maudies5 Nov 10, 2012 11:50 AM

                          Thank you! Brent's, Please come save the westside...you are our only hope.

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                            SilverlakeGirl RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 03:37 PM

                            Mendocino Farms was considering a large storefront here in Atwater Village some time ago. I think Brent's should consider it for a new business in the heart of LA.

                            We have large boulevard sidewalks for outdoor dining. And Atwater Village is considered as an up and coming neighborhood after Silverlake, my old haunt.

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                            foodiemahoodie RE: maudies5 Nov 10, 2012 06:52 PM

                            Good idea!

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                        foodiemahoodie RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 06:52 PM

                        Agree. West L.A. Santa Monica.

                        Montana Ave. would be a natural for a good deli.

                        Or for that matter, the 3rd St. Promenade.

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                          latindancer RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 10:40 AM

                          +1

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                          CatHairCondiment RE: ozhead Nov 10, 2012 12:19 PM

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8769...

                          Warner Center /Kaiser Hospital area would be wonderful,,,the deli that is in the center is a huge disappointment. <shudder>
                          Just hoping for adequate parking/easy enter/exit :)

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                            ozhead RE: CatHairCondiment Nov 10, 2012 05:37 PM

                            Weiler's -- not IN the Warner Center, but nearby (Victory between Canoga and De Soto) is a pretty good deli. Not great, but pretty good.

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                            CharlesKochel RE: ozhead May 2, 2013 10:47 PM

                            Being in Topanga, I vote Woodland Hills

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                        ilysla RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 10, 2012 03:58 PM

                        Near the 405/101 intersection??? Pretty please??? Then I don't need to drive too far in the valley to visit my friends there.... ::sigh::

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                          Servorg RE: ilysla Nov 10, 2012 04:06 PM

                          Just drop the last 1 off that intersection and I'm in... ;-D>

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                            wienermobile RE: Servorg Nov 10, 2012 04:07 PM

                            +1.

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                              kevin RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2012 06:43 PM

                              Another plus one here.

                              But Langers is still way better than Brent's in my opinion.

                              Now if Langers were opening a second location then ...

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                                foodiemahoodie RE: kevin Nov 10, 2012 06:54 PM

                                Langer's is great, but kind of one trick pony. I think Brent's is a better deli because it's more consistent across the board.

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                                  wienermobile RE: foodiemahoodie Nov 10, 2012 07:22 PM

                                  Better Pastrami= Langers. Better everything else=Brent's.

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                                    mucho gordo RE: wienermobile Nov 11, 2012 07:20 PM

                                    Except for their chopped liver and potato salad. The first is actually sweet. Do they add sugar??? The potato salad usually consists of chunks of hard, not fully cooked, potato.

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                                      GroovinGourmet RE: mucho gordo Nov 16, 2012 04:29 AM

                                      Caramelized onions in the chopped liver...

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                              ilysla RE: Servorg Nov 11, 2012 12:03 AM

                              Har! Actually, I'd love a deli at the 405/10 intersection, but I just worry that the rent alone would drive up the price so much! But, if we're talking about an unconstrained fantasy, then I vote for Wilshire Blvd. Can they just kick out all the unappetizing restaurants next to Ross and put in a Brent's? They'll even have easy parking! Or maybe where Seed Bistro used to be? ::sigh::

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                                Servorg RE: ilysla Nov 11, 2012 04:56 AM

                                I'll actually tell you where there is a great location, with parking, that would work well for this little exercise in fantasy. The old Hamburger Hamlet location that briefly turned into Crossroads BBQ and a Mexican restaurant called Bubba Diego's adjoining it on Sepulveda Blvd and National.

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                                  kevin RE: Servorg Nov 11, 2012 04:02 PM

                                  Both of those options would be a relatively convenient drive for me.

                          2. goodhealthgourmet RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 10, 2012 07:47 PM

                            question for all you Brent's experts. i've seen their menu and nova isn't mentioned anywhere, only lox. is their "lox" actually nova, or is it true belly lox?

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                              SIMIHOUND RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 11, 2012 05:09 PM

                              I was waiting for someone to chime in on that great question . I would call one of the guys that work the takeout deli and ask. They seem to experienced with the products. When you find out please let us know.

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                                goodhealthgourmet RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 11, 2012 08:15 PM

                                i'll call tomorrow if i can remember :)

                            2. trojans RE: SIMIHOUND Nov 12, 2012 09:51 AM

                              I heard the old Islands location in Encino is being looked at.

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                                carter RE: trojans Nov 13, 2012 08:55 AM

                                Best of the comments on this post!

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                                  msmd310 RE: trojans Nov 16, 2012 07:32 PM

                                  I have actually heard that rumor about the old Islands Encino too!!!!

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                                    Lipps RE: msmd310 Nov 27, 2012 02:55 PM

                                    THAT WOULD BE HEAVEN!!! When will we know?

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                                      JosephEBacon RE: Lipps Nov 27, 2012 08:04 PM

                                      Whoever finds out has got to post it right away! My buddy and I are both jonesing for the Black Pastrami Reuben!

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                                        carter RE: JosephEBacon Nov 29, 2012 06:00 PM

                                        A trip to either Northridge or Westlake Village will have to suffice for the moment.
                                        Regardless of where Brent's locates, it will not open until at least Spring, probably Summer. It does take a while to remodel, and have you ever tried to get work done in December or early January? Good luck.
                                        My guess would be summer, due to permits, ABC postings, etal.

                                2. wienermobile RE: SIMIHOUND Dec 11, 2012 10:18 AM

                                  From Brent's web site "There are rumors circulating that we’ve decided to open a third Brent’s Deli in Encino, but at this time those rumors are just that – rumors. While we’re certainly interested in that area – as well as others (like somewhere over the hill, in the city) – at this time we haven’t made a final decision as to where we’ll expand."

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                                    SIMIHOUND RE: wienermobile Dec 11, 2012 03:37 PM

                                    If they want to say that publicly they can. I was told differently by two people, one of whom is a very trusted long time employee and the second person is within the family. I did not post until the second person verified this information months later.

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                                      wienermobile RE: SIMIHOUND Dec 11, 2012 04:07 PM

                                      I believe you. It was that "somewhere over the hill" line that really caught my attention.

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                                        Servorg RE: wienermobile Dec 11, 2012 04:34 PM

                                        That can only mean one thing, they will be opening near me as I am "somewhere over the hill" both geographically and chronologically... ;-D>

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                                          wienermobile RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2013 08:54 AM

                                          Sounds like Brent's in not opening in the Encino Islands location. Some undisclosed fast food chain is coming instead according to the Encino Patch.
                                          http://encino.patch.com/articles/amer...

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                                            SIMIHOUND RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 10:11 AM

                                            The ultimate ironic move would be to Jerry's in Studio City once they close. It would restore that space to top deli status instead of the low that it is now. Can you imagine the people that really think Jerry's is a great deli when they sample Brent's food and service? Oh my my!

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                                              wienermobile RE: wienermobile Apr 29, 2013 04:30 PM

                                              My Fit Foods is moving into the former Island's Encino location...sadly not Brent's.

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                                        latindancer RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 10:32 AM

                                        I'm praying hard they come to the Jerry's on Beverly across from Cedars.

                                        A perfect location.
                                        Please make our wishes come true, Brent's.

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                                          Servorg RE: latindancer Apr 11, 2013 10:43 AM

                                          They don't have a very big parking lot there from what I remember?

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                                            latindancer RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2013 10:57 AM

                                            No, they don't. Only a small amount of parking in back of the building.

                                            That may be a problem and the street parking is ridiculously unavailable most of the time with a part- time valet.

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                                              Servorg RE: latindancer Apr 11, 2013 11:06 AM

                                              That's why I encourage them to look at the Jerry's location in MDR. Huge, free non-valet lot. Parking for everyone!

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                                                kevin RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2013 11:24 AM

                                                Some people really seem to like Jerry's Deli and if Brent's replaces it will it be open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, which constitutes one of few if any benefits of Jerry's Deli ?????

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                                                  Servorg RE: kevin Apr 11, 2013 11:46 AM

                                                  "...open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, which constitutes one of few if any benefits of Jerry's Deli"

                                                  To me that a serious minus...(more time to eat bad food)...

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                                                    kevin RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2013 01:49 PM

                                                    Yes, but doesn't it somewhat purpose for the club kids that would otherwise starve or have to resort to Jack in the Box or the hard-working employees of the old graveyard shift ?

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                                                      wienermobile RE: kevin Apr 11, 2013 01:57 PM

                                                      Brent's=Great food 15 hours a day. Or Jerry's so-so over priced food 24 hours a day. Your choice?

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                                                        kevin RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                        Ok.

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                                                          kevin RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                          I just wish that there was a West LA Langer's too.

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                                                            kevin RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                            To me that would be way better than an additional Brent's location. Even if it would only be open for 5 hours a day.

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                                                              wienermobile RE: kevin Apr 11, 2013 06:24 PM

                                                              Langer's is actually open 8 hours a day. 8am to 4pm.

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                                                                bulavinaka RE: wienermobile May 1, 2013 06:54 PM

                                                                I'd happily settle for a take out window.

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                                                      latindancer RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2013 01:56 PM

                                                      That's good too!

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                                                        bulavinaka RE: Servorg May 1, 2013 06:52 PM

                                                        They would rake in the dough... Big. Time.

                                              2. lsirlin RE: SIMIHOUND May 1, 2013 08:09 PM

                                                The old Cecil's Ribs location on Ventura Bl in Sherman Oaks is up for lease. 13625 Ventura Blvd. It's HUGE. great area - desperate for a good deli.

                                                 
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                                                  Servorg RE: lsirlin May 1, 2013 08:14 PM

                                                  Deli's need a big parking lot normally, at least the ones that do well in L.A. seem to thrive based on our car crazed culture when the customers don't have to valet or circle endlessly looking for street parking.

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                                                    carter RE: lsirlin May 2, 2013 10:07 PM

                                                    No parking, ridiculous landlord.
                                                    the former Smiles 2 buildings east of it is also available, also no parking and stupid landlord
                                                    think Bistro Garden Conversion near Coldwater Canyon.

                                                  2. wienermobile RE: SIMIHOUND May 1, 2013 08:26 PM

                                                    I have a good location for Brent's, how about the closed Coco's on Ocean Park Blvd with lots of parking next to the Santa Monica Airport office center?

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                                                      Servorg RE: wienermobile May 1, 2013 08:31 PM

                                                      They would probably want a larger space than that (at least that was my initial thought).

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                                                        wienermobile RE: Servorg May 1, 2013 08:38 PM

                                                        There is room for a patio....

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                                                          maudies5 RE: wienermobile May 2, 2013 01:40 PM

                                                          Too bad they didn't take the Brentwood Cheesecake Factory space. Great patio, full bar, underground parking. BTW, does anyone know what is going into the space? Lots of construction going on.

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