It's been over nine months since Con Edison inspectors shuttered Midtown's 78-year-old pastrami-slinging Carnegie Deli over an illegal gas connection, which in turn led to an extended closure and stop work order by the Department of Buildings for additional code violations.
For those just tuning in, owner Marian Harper Levine and husband-deli manager Sandy have more on their hands than just some pesky building issues. The two been embroiled in a very public divorce (with the latter reportedly being caught having an affair with a waitress) and also had to fork over $2.65 million in fees after neglecting to pay fair wages to their staff.
The latest in the deli's saga involves a note posted on the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, which claims the deli is re-opening in 2016 and is only temporarily closed. Alas, the cryptic message gives little indication of when exactly the restaurant plans to make its grand comeback, so stay tuned.