Nate ‘n Al’s Continues Operations on North Beverly Drive

A joint statement released on Sept. 23 by the City of Beverly Hills and “Nate ‘n Al’s Then and Now” announced that the iconic Beverly Hills delicatessen, Nate ‘n Al’s, will remain open at its current location at 414 North Beverly Drive. The news comes after the establishment announced in an ominous March 28 Instagram post that after 75 years, the doors to its beloved Beverly Drive location would be closing–possibly forever, citing health concerns related to COVID-19. However, after temporarily closing at the end of March, the deli reopened on May 15 with a pared down menu and new hours. According the new statement, Nate ‘n Al’s is looking to relocate to a new address in the City. In the meantime, the original storefront will remain. 

When the initial Nate ‘n Al’s building was sold and the lease on N. Beverly Drive ended, Nate ‘n Al’s owners, Shelli and Irving Azoff, hoped to move to a new space on North Canon Drive owned by the City. However, after review, the owners and City officials concluded that the new facility would not 

be able to meet the needs of the restaurant and Nate ‘n Al’s will not be moving forward with the move. 

“While we are certainly disappointed the space on Canon was not a fit, we are hopeful the legendary Nate ‘n Al’s will continue to call Beverly Hills home for generations to come,” said Mayor Lester Friedman. 

Shelli Azoff of Nate ‘n Al’s said, “The new owner of the 414 N. Beverly Dr. building has graciously allowed us to remain at the current location for now. Our plan is to stay at our current location on Beverly Drive until we have some clarity and evaluate what our location choices are moving forward. The City has supported us throughout this process, and we know they will help us in the future. It is our hope to remain in Beverly Hills where the Mendelsons started their journey in 1945 and have provided us with the best deli around! We continue to offer delivery and curbside service during the pandemic and don’t be surprised if you see a few new items on the menu!” 

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