The Valley lost a longtime restaurant legend on Sunday, as Jerry’s Famous Deli closed along Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
News of the shutter began to trickle out late last week, with CBS LA reporting that the four decade-old restaurant had only posted a simple paper notice on their front door as an indicator of their closing. Per one Twitter account, that note reads:
To our valued customers,
We regret to inform you, this Jerry’s Deli location will be closing its doors on October 16, 2016. We would like to thank you for your patronage, over the many years. It has been our pleasure to serve you.
Of course there are other Jerry’s Deli locations to still enjoy in the Valley, as Encino and Studio City remain operational. An older location in West Hollywood, off Beverly, closed a few years back and has since emerged as another location of the casual-eating Granville.
The loss of Jerry’s Famous Deli is a hit to the greater Jewish deli tradition in Los Angeles, though there are still plenty of great places to enjoy the genre, from Brent’s Deli in Northridge on down. Others, like Billy’s Deli in Glendale, have shuttered recently after similarly long runs.