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May 5, 2014 01:05 PM

Harry's Deli Update

Link to their Facebook page...

It looks like another 6 months or so until they open back up. I miss this place.

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  1. Super shady. Last down time for "renovations" also took 1.5-2 years. They were open for a few months before a fire took it. Now another 1.5 to 2 years? Shady.

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    1. re: Porthos

      The place was a real live deli at some point in history wasn't it?... I feel like this place has been under repairs for as long as I've known about it though...

      How elaborate of a place is it that t takes 1.5-2 YEARS to perform renovations on it anyhow?? Is this like a multi-million dollar deli??

      1. re: Porthos

        There may need to be a name change to "Harry's Delay."

        1. re: New Trial

          No one commenting here has ever dealt with a fire loss on commercial property before, obviously. Not to mention the city/county permitting process to get another certificate of occupancy after getting the money to actually fix the damage and then the endless delays that most contractors provide as a part of their "services".

          1. re: Servorg

            Servorg, in your experience is 1.5-2 years the norm?

            The renovations were minor. A counter was removed. Some decorations were put on the wall and ceiling. No walls were added or removed.

            The fire did not destroy the building. It left a lot of soot in the restaurant but the building was intact. In your experience how long should such renovations take?


            1. re: Porthos

              It all depends on how much of a dick your insurance company wants to be and then how much the city/county wants to add their dick-a-tude to the party.

              1. re: Servorg

                Agreed. Cities and regulatory agencies seem to operate on their own time table. I talked to Chef Ritter at SKC in January about their beer and wine license. He's been hearing "any day now" for months.

                It does seem like a long time, but not outside the realm of possibility when you add insurance companies and others into the mix.

                1. re: Servorg

                  insurance = the only business that sells you a product that they don't actually want to give you