For the First Time Ever, Katz’s Deli will Begin Serving Brooklyn (on Friday)

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

The 100th gate at Katz’s, August 2016

It’s a big week for Katz’s Deli. Come Friday, the Lower East Side institution will operate a Brooklyn satellite inside the long-delayed Dekalb Market Hall.

This is a watershed moment for the iconic neighborhood deli, as this is the first ever expansion since the establishment opened on Ludlow Street in 1888.

“It made perfect sense,” owner Jake Dell, told the New York Times. “The crazy mix you have [at Dekalb Market] reminds me of the Lower East Side.”

Dekalb Market Hall opens Friday. It occupies 60,000 square feet of underground space in Downtown Brooklyn. The foodie emporium was initially scheduled to arrive last November. Vendors include Forcella, Dekalb Taco, Eight Turn Crepe, and Fletcher’s BBQ. There is also a Trader Joe’s and two full-service restaurants: a branch of Han Dynasty, and Fortina.

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