Jerry's Famous Deli To Turn Into Pop-Up Nightclub For Urban Beach Weekend UPDATED

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Sounds like a party, to us.
Jerry's Famous Deli, the 24-hour Miami Beach staple for lox and eggs is closed. A chain is around the door. Paper and garbage bags are taped to the windows. A peek through the window shows that the tables and chairs have been removed. What's going on?

According to the flyer taped to the front of the establishment, Jerry's Famous Deli is turning into a club in celebration of Memorial Day, complete with VIP section with bottle service, DJ A-Train, DJ Big Rob, and ladies drink specials. A reduced menu of "wings, fritters, and fries", is replacing the lox, bagels, and eggs for this weekend, according to a recent tweet.

The restaurant will be closed for normal meal service, opening from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the parties. According to Twitter reports, the restaurant had a "dress rehearsal" of sorts, complete with lights and barricades. A server at a neighboring restaurant said the music got louder as the evening progressed with bass so loud "the windows were shaking."

Short Order called Jerry's Deli and spoke to Justin, who identified himself as the general manager.  He said that the restaurant was not turning into a pop-up nightclub, despite the tweets and fliers posted on his doors. "We're just making some adjustments to adapt to the weekend", he said. He did confirm a reduced menu and sporadic hours throughout the long weekend.

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Windows are covered at Jerry's Deli.
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Jerry's will be closed during the day.
Update: A source at the City of Miami Beach confirmed that Jerry's Deli "did not open their business last night." We do not have details on whether Jerry's will open the rest of the weekend.

Additional reporting by Alex Rodriguez.

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Location Info

Jerry's Famous Deli - CLOSED

1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Miami Beach isn't the Wild West, it's the Banana Republic. We don't need no stinkin code compliance.


Who cares??? That place is a tourist trap.

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Gee, I guess the City of Miami Beach should be paying the Miami New Times for code compliance since the reporters on the paper seem to be doing a better job of "policing" the Beach than the much overpaid and corrupt Miami Beach City Code Compliance Department, their PERSONALLY HIRED BY JORGE GONZALEZ director, assistant city manager in charge! I mean can't the City under Jorge Gonzalez DO ANYTHING RIGHT?


Looks like competition for McDonalds and KFC is IN THE HOUSE!

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