Saying so-long to Carmel is not going to be easy. After 12 years of trying to make ends meet, Shapiro's Delicatessen in Carmel is closing the doors on Father's Day, Sunday June 16, 2013.
Shapiro's Delicatessen was the first business to break ground in the city center in December of 2001. Carmel's strict design code set the stage for the buildings blueprints and we opened in June of 2002 to great expectations and hope. The post 9/11 era changed our world and economy. It took 7 years for the Palladium to open and as City Council Woman Luci Snyder stated, "it had become more formal than a pastrami sandwich". Much of the retail development that was discussed to go into the area went to Clay Terrace instead and there is still space available for development 13 years after we broke ground.
There are plenty of bars and pubs that are very successful in Carmel and the city center area. Family style dining just isn't what works. Lesson learned - call the baby sitter and enjoy your night out on the town! Carmel has a lot to offer ~ it just didn't work for us.
We have the most amazing customers and employees and Brian and I would like to thank all of you! You are the reason why we fought to stay open when we first discussed closing 3 years ago. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your patronage and kindness. Thank you to our staff that worked tirelessly for so many hours after hours.
Visit our downtown Indianapolis restaurant for your corned beef or pastrami fix! Grab a sandwich at the airport before your next flight - Shapiro's airport is located near B14, but you can get to it no matter what your gate.
Oh yeah...HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!