The owner of the confirmed Thursday night that the deli will move to a new location, effectively making way for a 7-Eleven to open up at the 60 Valley Street location in South Orange.
What is still unknown is whether or not the deli will remain in South Orange or move to a different town.
“We are continuing to review a variety of options, both here and in other nearby towns,” said owner Tony Wonski in a statement emailed to Patch. “It is, of course, our goal to preserve the 85-year Town Hall Deli tradition here in South Orange.”
Wonski said he is talking to several landlords in South Orange, trying to find a new location in town. He added that he is open to speaking to others who might have space available.
“I believe this move will enable additional flexibility for future growth for the Deli as well as the [liquor store] side of the business,” Wonksi said.
“I appreciate everyone's support of an institution synonymous with South Orange,” he added, “and hope to have a transition that is as seamless as possible. Thanks to everyone for their past – and hopefully continued – patronage."
Wonski does not anticipate the move to take place for at least a few months.