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Uptown Deli Closes; Haandi To Take Over Space

New York-style deli closed Aug. 14, Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog reports.

on Norfolk Avenue has closed and the Indian restaurant will soon take over the space, Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog reports.

ahead of the groundbreaking  of a   that will have 236 rental units, 6500-square-feet of ground floor retail, and more than three levels of below grade parking.

and also will close ahead of the Fairmont Avenue construction.

Haandi co-owner Madan Sundriyal told Table Talk that Uptown Deli closed Aug. 14. The much-anticipated deli but “deli maven” Howard Wasserman resigned in February after the eatery was sold to a new owner in October of 2011.

Now, it looks like the Uptown has closed its doors for good. Operators of Haandi, a fixture in the downtown Bethesda dining scene, will renovate the Uptown space to provide an “upscale” dining experience and expand their menu, Table Talk reports.

Will you miss Uptown Deli? Are you glad to see Haandi has found a new home in the Woodmont Triangle? Tell us in the comments.

Charles Pacholkiw August 18, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Native is right. Parkway Deli rules. But it's not in walking distance. I, for one will miss Uptown Deli. Chasivan
Suzanne Glaser August 19, 2012 at 01:46 AM
You can go to Attman's in Baltimore for good deli.
BERNIE FISKEN August 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Hello Lancemen and Lancewomen. Thanks for providing regional alternatives for deli fare so that I don't have to go to NYC. Now I feel that I am being treatied like a MENSCH rather than like CHOPPED LIVER. Seid Gesundt!
Joe August 20, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Uptown sucked. Crappy food, overpriced, inconsistent sandwiches, dumb layout. It's like 90% of Bethesda restaurants- good idea poorly executed. Good riddance.
Kent July 20, 2013 at 06:56 AM
And no free pickle bar. No wonder Wasserman resigned. I couldn't get my friends to go back once they discovered that. Parkway has a fatal attraction with that feature and T.E. Breitenbach on the wall is a strange twist. Looking forward to trying Attman's this weekend.

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