Rye Good-Bye: Famed Carnegie Deli Closes Its Doors After Nearly 80 Years
The world-famous Carnegie Deli's flagship location in New York City closed its doors for good late Friday, after 79 years serving gut-busting sandwiches and other delicacies.
Owner Marian Harper-Levine made the decision to close the iconic eatery, first established in 1937, citing long hours among other reasons, "Fox & Friends" reported.
Harper-Levine's father Milton purchased the Carnegie in 1976, and over the years it became known for its multitude of famous patrons, including director Woody Allen and comedian Adam Sandler.
A New York restaurateur who said his first job after immigrating to the United States from Yugoslavia was washing dishes at the deli said his offer of $10 million to buy the establishment was turned down.
However, a spokesperson for Harper-Levine said no formal offer was made and that "publicity-inspired" offers would not be entertained, according to the New York Post.
Carnegie Deli's three satellite locations, at Madison Square Garden and inside casinos in Bethlehem, Pa. and Las Vegas will remain open.