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Carnegie Deli to close in Las Vegas

Updated November 6, 2019 - 10:38 am

MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday afternoon that Carnegie Deli at the Mirage will close in February.

It will be replaced by a “new fast casual restaurant concept” in the spring, the announcement said.

The original Carnegie Deli opened on Seventh Avenue in New York in 1937. The Mirage outlet opened in 2005, and survived the 2016 shuttering of the mothership. There remains a branch at Madison Square Garden, and the company has a wholesale distribution service.

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In a statement emailed Wednesday morning, Sarri Harper Weissman, Carnegie Deli Products vice president, thanked customers and the Mirage for “a successful 15 years” and said the company is actively looking for a new location in Las Vegas. She added that details on the company’s new retail line and licensed locations would be released in the coming months.

Like the original, the deli was known for stacked-up-to-here corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and other traditional specialties such as matzo ball soup, lox and bagels and chopped liver. It was the sole survivor of three or four delis with New York roots that once dotted the Strip.

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0474. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

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