Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
May 18, 2014 04:07 PM

Deli News/Brents and Chatsworth Deli

Through sheer coincidence, good timing, keen observation skills and shmoozing skills provided to me by my ancestors I discovered that Brent's made a bid for the old RED ROBIN location in Calabassas and LOST THE BID to the LOVI family that owns Chatsworth Deli and Pickles Deli in Newbury Park . The new deli will be called LOVI DELI and it will have alcohol. I have no idea when it will open but they already have a new GM working very hard in the restaurants. I am shocked because I always thought the Peskin family that own Brent's had tremendous resources to outbid someone who is much smaller thus had less resources. No matter what the cost was you could bet the new deli would have done very well.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I would like Brent's to open a location closer to downtown Los Angeles so it can properly be compared to the other more famous Jewish Deli's that are mostly famous due to their location, age and proximity to where people work/live.

    1. Hey Ron if your listening…There's an empty Coco's on Ocean Park Blvd.(and it's been empty for a while) at the Santa Monica/ West LA border that could be a great Brent's location just in case your still looking……please please please.

      6 Replies
      1. re: wienermobile

        That would be a brilliant location. Huge lunch trade from the surrounding business parks; ample parking; and no direct competition (proper) deli-wise for miles around.

        Ron, come to Santa Monica!

        1. re: spoonlicker

          Hear that Ron, two customers already! Bet you could even build out a patio. I'll have a Black Pastrami Rueben please.

          1. re: wienermobile

            Three, I work near there. My waistline would hate it if they did go in there. But my tastebuds and gas bill would love it.

            1. re: Jase

              I was at Brent's Northridge tonight and guess what I had?

              1. re: wienermobile

                Having a BPR at Brent's is like having a Patty melt at Pann's - it's a true "no brainer"

                1. re: Servorg

                  This is the first time I had it with the mini latkes. So good.

      2. It seems to me that a Brent's in Calabasas would be too close to their Westlake location.

        1 Reply
        1. re: mucho gordo

          They really want to be nearer Sherman Oaks, Studio City or Toluca Lake, given a choice.

        2. I agree with the Brent's thing would have loved to have had them here in Calabash! What is the GM's name? I want to see if they need any window treatments.