NEW YORK CITY Iconic Carnegie Deli set to close Dec. 31

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - STATE NEWS -

New York City’s iconic Carnegie Deli is clos­ing its flag­ship lo­ca­tion on Dec. 31.

Spokes­woman Cristyne Ni­cholas says owner Marian Harper “emo­tion­ally an­nounced the news” to em­ploy­ees on Fri­day. She said work­ers will have their jobs through the busy hol­i­day sea­son.

Harper’s fa­ther bought the Man­hat­tan deli at 854 Sev­enth Ave. from the orig­i­nal own­ers in 1976. The deli opened in 1937.

Harper will fo­cus on li­cens­ing the brand and sell­ing prod­ucts for whole­sale distri­bu­tion.

Carnegie will still have lo­ca­tions in Las Ve­gas; Beth­le­hem, Pa.; New York City’s Madi­son Square Gar­den; and at the U.S. Open ten­nis tour­na­ment in Queens.

The pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion is a few blocks from Carnegie Hall and is known for its mas­sive pas­trami sand­wiches and pop cul­ture cameos. Scenes from Woody Allen’s “Broad­way Danny Rose” were shot there.

MARY ALTAFFER — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Lunchtime cus­tomers line up out­side the Carnegie Deli Fri­day in New York.

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