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Modern Kosher Deli Fleishik’s Lasts Under a Year in Beverly Grove

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The observant sandwich shop is no more

Inside Fleishik’s
Farley Elliott
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It looks like a truncated run for Beverly Grove sandwich shop Fleishik’s after all, with multiple reports coming in now that the restaurant is closed entirely, and could be flipping to something new soon.

Ownership had been quietly shopping the Fleishik’s space — located right next to Sweet Rose Creamery near The Grove, on one of the busier restaurant stretches — for a couple of months after chef Eric Greenspan stepped away from the project to pursue other interests. Now it seems partners Avi Heyman and Daniel Uretsky may have found a buyer, as the phone number is disconnected and a tipster says the place is locked up tight, with a full remodel happening inside. Eater reached out to Heyman and Uretsky directly, but so far they have not emailed back.

The shutter of Fleishik’s comes less than a year after first opening in March of 2017. At the time, the place got an initial bump from the prodigious conservative Jewish population living nearby, thanks to the restaurant’s kosher principles and appropriate menu, but that seems to have tailed off as of late.

No word yet on what, if anything will take over the storefront, but whoever comes in next will still have to deal with some serious casual dining competition on those few blocks from the likes of XO on Beverly, Potato Chips Deli around the corner, Uncle Paulie’s Deli down the street, and others. As for Eric Greenspan, he’s gone delivery only with a new set of tightly-honed restaurant concepts all working out of the same commissary kitchen west of Downtown.