Americana Deli (2657 Broadway, at 101st) recently closed after 21 years in business.
Judging by the handwritten messages on the closing notice shown above, it looks like Americana was a solid neighborhood fixture that will be missed.
Thanks to MUW reader @JamieLee74 for sending in the photo — her caption sums things up succinctly:
Corner store closes down and is clearly missed by many.
Among those many is MUW reader Seth G., who sent in the following note late last week:
Walking to work today I noticed that the Americana Grocery & Deli on the southwest corner of 101st and Broadway has closed down. There is some paper up on the window but there is enough holes to see in and everything is gone; groceries, counter tops, etc. There is a note on the window saying that their lease was up and thanking the neighborhood for 21 years. I am a bit sad as the owner was a really nice guy and used to brag all the time how he had sent all his kids through college. This is the 3rd store on a corner at this intersection that has closed recently. The other two have already opened with new businesses, so hopefully something opens up here soon.
Seems like it was a bit of an institution within its little corner of the UWS — too bad.
In case you missed it, there was a rare Saturday “Openings” post… NYC’s first wildlife rehabilitation center opened at 565 Columbus (between 87th & 88th) over the weekend.
There’s a link in that post to an NYT article that gives an interesting background story (and video report) on the center, called the Wild Bird Fund.
You may have noticed a lack of posts today — I got caught up in a project that ended up occupying most of my day. Hopefully things will be back to normal tomorrow.
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