Full Belly Deli Has Closed

The Press Herald has confirmed that the Full Belly Deli has gone out of business.

After 28 years of serving overstuffed pastrami sandwiches, lokshen kugel and hot brisket dinners, Full Belly Deli, Portland’s only Jewish delicatessen, has closed its doors.

Owner David Rosen said the Brighton Avenue deli was a victim of the economy, rising food prices, and competition from the chain restaurants that have proliferated nearby as that part of the city, on the border of Westbrook, has developed in recent years.

One comment on “Full Belly Deli Has Closed

  1. Was a bad sign a few years ago when they stopped serving smoked salmon. Their McLox sandwich was my wife’s favorite. A jewish deli with no lox? Bad omen.

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