Katz’s Delicatessen, one of the most renowned classic delis in New York (and No. 1 on our list of America’s 10 Best Jewish Delis), has been doling out mile-high pastrami and corned beef sandwiches for more than a century.And now, for the first time ever, the deli could be eyeing an expansion.
Rumor has it that Jake Dell, Katz’s owner, might be looking to open the deli’s second-ever outpost inside Dekalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, an upcoming casual food hall featuring numerous well-known Brooklyn purveyors, as well as some newbies. The market will also include two restaurants, a grocery store, and an entertainment space.
At least 40 vendors have already signed on to the project, including the Arepa Lady, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, and Forcella Pizza. Although the Commercial Observer initially listed Katz’s as being locked in to the project, Eater has confirmed with Dell that he has not yet made a decision on the Brooklyn expansion.
So, is Katz’s coming to Brooklyn? The answer is still up in the air.