Pike Place profile: I Love New York Deli owner
Everybody loves Pike Place Market, with its fresh produce, unusual wares and colorful people. Here's one of the faces you'll find there...
Everybody loves Pike Place Market, with its fresh produce, unusual wares and colorful people. Here's one of the faces you'll find there.
Who: Jon Jacobs, 53, owner of I Love New York Deli. Opened November 2007.
Where I live: Maple Valley, but grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island.
What I sell: Authentic New York Jewish deli food. "Meats, pickles and even mustards are from New York."
Most popular item: "Pastrami on light rye with mustard and coleslaw and half sour pickle."
On how I ended up at Pike Place: "I was working as a manager for Safeway ... For 12 years I have been talking about this, but Pike Place never had (a stall opening). Then one day, I was buying a bag of doughnuts, and I saw that the next stall was empty. I said, 'This is it for me.' I pursued the commercial real estate guy for Pike Place. He said, 'We will mail you the paperwork.' I said, 'Nope. I want to fill this out right now.' I like to do things in a New York minute."
— Tan Vinh,
Seattle Times staff reporter
I Love New York Deli, main floor of Pike Place Market, around the corner from where the guys throw the fish. 206-381-DELI.
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