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The Stage Deli has closed


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#1 Fat Guy

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

I was walking through Midtown yesterday (not pleasant) and noticed that the Stage Deli has closed. This article confirms:

http://www.myfoxny.c...age-deli-closes

Not that it was ever my favorite, but it is a lost piece of deli history.

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#2 gfweb

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Tourists deserve a place like that. They can find it easily without a schlep. Its where they are. It has history.

What a shame.

#3 rotuts

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

Ive eaten there. not the best pastrami Ive ever had ( its in Montreal ) but it was very entertaining. the Menu and the Tourists.

#4 patrickamory

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Not mourned by me anyway.

#5 Fat Guy

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

I had some fine experiences at the Stage Deli. I don't think it was ever the best for any one thing, however the sandwich combinations named for celebrities were often brilliant. I wonder if the one in Vegas is still in operation.

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#6 rotuts

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Exactly ! ( and the watching the Tourists )

Edited by rotuts, 02 December 2012 - 05:43 PM.


#7 Slamdunkpro

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

The Stage in Caesar's closed in 2010. Carnegie's in The Mirage crushed them.

#8 David Ross

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

There is a deli at the MGM Grand named the "Stage" Deli-but I doubt it has any relationship to the New York store. It's been there for years and was once a pretty good place to get a decent corned beef sandwich. Now it's turned into basically a fast-food shop serving unpassable stuff that they pawn off as original.

#9 Slamdunkpro

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

There is a deli at the MGM Grand named the "Stage" Deli-but I doubt it has any relationship to the New York store. It's been there for years and was once a pretty good place to get a decent corned beef sandwich. Now it's turned into basically a fast-food shop serving unpassable stuff that they pawn off as original.

Not related to The Stage Deli from NYC - They had two satellites - one in The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and the one in the Ceasar's Forum shops. The AC one is long dead and the Vegas one closed down some time in late 2009 / early 2010.

#10 annabelle

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

It sounds like they were hemmoraging cash. Poor management strikes again.

#11 weinoo

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

David Sax wrote a nice piece for the Jewish Daily Forward...

For a deli world already used to deaths and disappearances, having seen thousands of landmarks wiped clean from our palate over the past decades, the end of the Stage plunges deep into the heart of deli lovers. The magnitude of its loss is incalculable. The significance is simply staggering.


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#12 babern38

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

I think the Stage Deli was probably the first place my parents took me to when visiting new york for the first time at age 8. I remember the sandwich as big as my head. Now I live in the city and its sad to see it go. Wish I ha known it was closing so I could have gone one more time and paid my respects.