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Reader Janelle Fox, a fan of Adelman’s (1906 Kings Highway), walked by the now-shuttered kosher deli yesterday and saw the door open. So, perhaps out of habit and hope and lust for a good latke, she stuck her head in.

They weren’t open, that’s for sure. Fox fired off some shots of the former Brooklyn staple, showing most of the equipment ripped out as familiar trappings, like the Chicken Noodle Soup sign, dangled overhead.

A sad, sad sight indeed. Sheepshead Bites was the first to report that, after 60 years in business, Adelman’s Kosher Deli closed down in March. The landlord told us the tenant had fallen behind on rent, failed to strike a deal, and was evicted. There was still hope at the time of our report that the original owner of Adelman’s could step back in, as they still had a legal right to return to the property, and revive the business. Clearly, that didn’t happen.

Adelman’s was one of three remaining old-school kosher delicatessens in Southern Brooklyn. The last two are Jay & Lloyd’s Kosher Deli (2718 Avenue U) and Mill Basin Deli (5823 Avenue T).

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  • nauticalstar

    I saw that the rent for the store was over $8,000. There was NO way Adelman’s was pulling that kind of money in for a long time. :(

  • applegreen

    aww man, i lived a few steps from that place for a few years. Mom would leave me a few dollars to get some food after school when she had to work the night shift. It was always a treat. I havent been in there since i moved back to sheepshead bay, but i will certainly miss it.

  • BrooklynBus

    Wonder what happened to all that baseball memorabilia.

    • nauticalstar

      Good question. I wondered that myself.

  • Yosef

    Finally after 60 years of shame!! Perhaps if they were actually kosher and not just kosher “style” deli they would have much more business. Essen New York Deli(1359 Coney Island Ave) has a VERY similar menu and is ACTUALLY KOSHER!!

    • http://incrediblewordcrap.com/ Phil Rosenthal

      they had a kashrus cert, not sure if it was legit but…

      • Boris

        A rabbi that specializes in very questionable delis gave the supevision, but nobody who cared about kashrut would eat there.

        • http://incrediblewordcrap.com/ Phil Rosenthal

          thats weird because me and a lot of my more orthodox friends care about kashrut and we ate there. guess we were an anomaly

    • nauticalstar

      They had business for a long, long, long time.

    • nauticalstar

      Just because it was a shame to you, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a treasure to everyone else. Why do you have to sh*t on other people’s joy?

  • e

    My friend used to work at this place. She said that she met a coworker who was trying to buy this deli from the original owner, but I guess that didn’t work out. The original owner was going through a divorce and his would be ex-wife wanted all the profit, so he had no choice but to sell. So sad :(

    • nauticalstar

      Mohammed was the guy who owned it after Anthony…is that who you’re referring to?

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  • vincenteromo

    Who cares. What a rip-off it was.

    • peppertree5706

      How else could they pay the rent without higher prices?

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