Lenny's Deli in Baltimore closing its doors, after 25 years
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The two men slide into one of the booths below the large wall, where images of Baltimore on days gone by are on display.
As Henry Alfred opened up his corned beef sandwich he explained, “I like the place, I like the people, “ while taking another bite, “this is our last lunch at Lenny's together.”
The two men are like dozens of others who have come into Lenny’s Deli on Lombard Street this week, because the store is closing after 25 years.
It means only two delis will remain on Baltimore’s famous ‘Corned Beef Row’.
Weiss Deli and Attman’s Deli will be left to carry on the tradition of building corned beef sandwiches for Baltimore’s hungry customers.
Lenny’s Manager Glenn Kotelchuck explained, "at one time it was a hustling and bustling area", as he describes the one block area known for it’s food.
Photos of ‘Corned Beef Row’ that adorn the shop reveal its history, which dates back more than a century.
The deli's last day in business will be Saturday. It will close at 5 p.m. or when the food runs out, whichever comes first.