After 80 years, the famed Carnegie Deli has served its last pastrami sandwich in Midtown.
The deli has been serving up its signature pastrami and corned beef on Seventh Avenue near 55th Street since 1937.
Its closing comes less than a year after it reopened following the discovery of an illegal gas hookup in the basement.
Owner Marian Harper says the time is right to step away from the daily grind and says it's not for sale, despite a $10 million offer. It came from former dishwasher Sammy Musovic, who was part of a small group protesting outside the deli earlier today.
"I want to be part of this to save Carnegie Deli," Musovic said. "It's bigger than me. It's a bunch of people, they're very passionate like I am. And for me, if I can save this, it would be a dream come true and it would be a gift to New York City."
Other nationwide Carnegie Deli locations will stay open, including one at Madison Square Garden and a seasonal location at the U.S. Open.
Some of its products will still be sold at carnegiedeli.com.