CARMEL, Ind. - Shapiro’s Delicatessen announced Wednesday that it will close the 12-year-old Carmel location on Monday June 17.
The restaurant on Rangeline Road was one of the first tenants of the Carmel City Center.
The flagship location in downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport location will not be affected.
“Closing the Carmel location was a strategic decision allowing Shapiro’s Delicatessen to re-focus our commitment to our downtown restaurant and continue to serve Indianapolis with the high-quality, delicious Kosher-style food for which we are famous,” said Brian Shapiro, President of Max Shapiro, Inc. “My family and I worked very hard for more than a decade to sustain the Carmel restaurant and we sincerely invite our Carmel patrons to join us at Shapiro’s Delicatessen downtown.”
The city said the deli had fallen behind in its rent payments. The city could turn the space into office facilities for the city or sell the building.
Shapiro’s first opened its doors in 1905 as a grocery store and grew into a restaurant in the 1930s.