It’s probably the saddest news I’ve gotten since moving to the District — Morty’s Delicatessen in Tenleytown is now closed.
Just moments ago, I received word from a gentleman over the phone at Morty’s that they are in the process of shutting down shop. No further details were available at this time, but more on this story is sure to come on Wednesday once the table-tops, pickle jars, and hanging salamis are left to their own devices.
Owner Morty Krupin, 71, had retired this past March but assured his clientele that his retirement would have no bearing on keeping the New York style Delicatessen open.
While the details are not available at this time, I find it pertinent to say: “Thank you, Morty Krupin, for providing hundreds of hungry stomachs with the New York style comfort food that we who showed up at your restaurant craved so badly.”