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Kaufman’s reopens Oct. 29

Architect's rendering of the rebuilt Kaufman's.

Architect's rendering of the rebuilt Kaufman's.

Mazel tov, deli fans! After being closed by fire for nearly a year, Kaufman’s Bagel & Delicatessen is slated to reopen on Oct. 29, the owners announced this week, bagels, rye bread, corned beef and all.

“We’ve been assured by our contractor, architect, rabbi, priest, suppliers, the village elders and our neighbors that the 29th is it,” the owners wrote.

A Skokie landmark since 1955, when it was opened by Holocaust survivor Maury Kaufman, Kaufman’s has been owned by the Dworkin family since 1984. After the fire in November 2011, Bette Dworkin, who now runs the deli with her mother, Judy, vowed to reopen quickly, but construction dragged on.

The rebuilt Kaufman’s will be an all-in-one structure — unlike the former arrangement of deli on one side and bakery on the other — and offer seating for noshing-in.