Coronavirus pandemic forces New Jersey deli open since 1926 to permanently close doors

The Watchung Delicatessen in Montclair, which first opened its doors back in 1926, is permanently closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The deli posted a message about the closure on Instagram over the weekend, saying in part, “In the wake of the terrible virus that has taken our world by storm, we were forced to make the very difficult decision to close our doors permanently. We are grateful for the years we were able to serve you and your families and for the friendships we developed with so many of our customers.”
The deli now joins other Montclair businesses unable to survive the 2020 pandemic.