Junior’s Deli, which has been a West Los Angeles institution for decades, is closing its doors because of a rent hike and slumping sales over the past three years.
Ninety-five employees were told on Wednesday that Junior’s Deli would close by the end of this year.
Brothers David and John Saul co-own Junior’s Deli, which was started by their father, Marvin Saul, back in 1959. Junior’s Deli moved from Pico Blvd. to its current location on Westwood Blvd. in 1967, reports KTLA.com.
Celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Hank Azaria and Mel Brooks have been regular customers.
Ever since 1971, Marvin Saul worked out the rental agreement with landlord Four Corner Investments, but this year David Saul said the company is not willing to negotiate the rent.
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The Saul brothers hope to re-open Junior’s Deli in a different location.
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