Broadway Deli, which Bruce Marder and Marvin Zeidler opened in 1990 on the Santa Monica promenade, closed its doors for the last time on Monday. Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the lease had expired, the rent had tripled, and Marder and Zeidler were threatened with a lawsuit if they didn't vacate the premises by November 30th. Thus they closed up shop. Promenade Gateway, which owns the space and has requested permits to subdivide it, has not announced who the new tenants will be. Read Chowhound's collective, albeit hardly glowing, eulogy here.
Broadway Deli; Credit: Star Foreman