ITHACA, N.Y. — Hal’s Delicatessen and Sandwich Shoppe, which has been a mainstay in the community for decades, will close up shop this spring.

Since 1961, Hal’s Deli has served big breakfasts and sandwiches to generations of people in Ithaca. The deli has always been a place to go for friendly faces, all-day breakfast and affordable fare. The deli’s local history is written into the menu, with dishes named for family or for locals like the Marty Brownstein (Nova Scotia Lox & Eggs w/Toast), a retired Ithaca College professor.

On Monday, reported that at the end of May, the family-run deli at 115 N. Aurora St. will close.

Check back early Tuesday for a longer feature on Hal’s Deli.

Kelsey O'Connor

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