A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 09, 2006
“Katz’s Never Kloses” (Katz’s Deli and Bar slogan)

"Katz’s Never Kloses” was the famous slogan of Katz’s Deli and Bar, started by Marc Katz in 1979 at West 6th Street in Austin. It went 24/7 in 1983. There was also a Houston Katz’s restaurant. Katz’s did, indeed, close. On January 1, 2011, Katz’s closed its business.

Katz’s Deli and Bar was never affiliated with Katz’s, the famous New York City delicatessen that began in 1888. Both delis serve (or served) the same New York Jewish cuisine, such as pastrami sandwiches and cheesecake.


Katz’s Deli and Bar
618 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-2037

616 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-3838

Katz’s Deli
THE HISTORY OF KATZ’S DELI
When Marc Katz opened Katz Deli in 1979, and introduced New York deli cuisine to Austin, the local restaurant scene would never be the same.

In several ways and on several occasions, Marc Katz has, through Katz’s Deli, revolutionized Austin’s restaurant industry.

Katz’s extensive menu of New York deli classics and traditional Jewish kosher-style cuisine, for example, virtually set the stage and led the way for the explosion of ethnic food restaurants that followed Katz’s into Austin in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

In 1983, Katz’s introduced its 24/7 Katz’s Never Kloses operating format, bringing late-night dining to downtown Austin, and once again irrevocably transforming the local restaurant scene. A magnet for theatergoers and night people of all kinds, Katz’s fostered its own fast-paced version of New York deli culture throughout the 1980’s, complementing the ever-growing popularity of its food and menu.

A relentless innovator, Marc Katz has consistently broken new ground in promoting Katz’s. Through savvy use of radio and TV advertising, as well as media publicity, he has built Katz’s reputation far beyond Austin, achieving a national renown for his deli that rivals even the fame of the legendary delis of his native New York City.

For all that Katz’s represents to Austin’s restaurant industry, however, its greatest accomplishment lies in the area of community involvement. During his deli’s long life, Marc Katz has been an avid supporter of fundraisers and benefits, helping to raise thousands of dollars for causes of all kinds, from AIDS awareness to education to arts and music to public health and safety. When Marc Katz says, “We keep what we have by giving it away,” he means that civic involvement plays a crucial role in the success of Katz’s Deli. Finding imaginative, exciting ways to give back to the community is Marc Katz’s most revolutionary role as one of the top restaurateurs not only in Austin, but throughout the country.

Katz’s Deli (New York City)
KATZ’S famous Delicatessen
Known as the Best
since 1888
NEW YORK’S OLDEST AND BEST DELICATESSEN
205 Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-254-2246
FAX: 212-674-3270

KVUE.com
Katz’s to officially close in January
by JIM BERGAMO / KVUE News
Posted on December 20, 2010 at 9:29 PM
Updated Tuesday, Dec 21 at 10:37 AM
Nearly six months after filing for bankruptcy, a downtown Austin icon is about to close its doors. The owner of Katz’s Deli has decided to leave the business behind, at least for now.

KXAN.com
Katz’s Deli closing its doors
Nearby businesses want another all-night eatery

Updated: Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010, 6:29 PM CST
Published : Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010, 8:42 AM CST
Erin Cargile
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Katz’s Deli, the longstanding popular restaurant on West Sixth Street, will shut its doors for good after more than three decades of being a 24-hour Austin icon.

The restaurant filed for bankruptcy in July after some difficulties with the property owners. Owner Marc Katz, considered relocating but has since changed his mind.

All Ablog Austin
Katz’s has finally klosed, though a little earlier than planned
By Patrick George | Sunday, January 2, 2011, 12:25 PM
All morning, hungry Austinites have tried getting in to Katz’s Deli on West Sixth Street, only to find the doors locked and a sign on the window thanking customers for coming for 32 years.

That’s because Katz’s is closed sooner than anticipated, owner Marc Katz said today. Earlier, Katz indicated that the storied Austin deli would be open for its final day today.

“We ran out of food last night,” Katz said.

(Trademark)
Word Mark KATZ’S DELICATESSEN
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: restaurant services, mail order services featuring food products and catering on and off premises. FIRST USE: 18900000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 18900000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 74164851
Filing Date May 9, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition January 28, 1992
Registration Number 1684084
Registration Date April 21, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) KATZ’S DELICATESSEN OF HOUSTON STREET, INC. CORPORATION NEW YORK 205 E. Houston Street New York NEW YORK 10002
Attorney of Record JAMES REISMAN
Prior Registrations 1610199
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “DELICATESSEN” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20020624.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20020624
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