Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 – 11:00 AM
By Matt Lopez
One of Beverly Hills’ most iconic eateries may be up for sale.
Rumors were swirling Monday morning that the legendary Nate’n Al delicatessen is on the market and has either already been sold, or is very close to a completed sale.
An e-mail to the restaurant’s owners has not been returned as of late Monday morning. The Courier has also reached out to powerhouse retail broker Jay Luchs – who rumors say is behind the sale – but has not yet heard back.
L.A. food writer Jordan Okun (@JordanOkun on Twitter) has been following the rumor and tweeted on Saturday: “I’ve spoken to owner. They are currently in discussions. No sale yet. No talk of buyer or intentions. Pray.”
One day later, Okun tweeted: “Sale is almost done. Talk of moving Nates to a different location.”
Nate’n Al was established in 1945 by Al Mendelson with his partner Nate Rumer in Detroit. The two men immediately set their sights on Southern California and opened Nate’n Al in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is currently owned and operated by Al’s grandsons, Mark and David Mendelson.