Lower Merion’s Hymie’s Deli Closed After Pickup Truck Slams Into Storefront

Montgomery County’s sandwich wars are taking a brief intermission today, with the beloved Hymie’s Deli out of commission after a serious accident. At around 5:50 this morning, the driver of a red pickup slammed their vehicle into the sandwich shop, destroying the storefront and sending furniture flying. No customers were inside Hymie’s at the time of the accident, and only the driver was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Hymie’s, of course, will rebuild. The shop’s Bala Cynwyd sworn arch-nemesis, Murray’s, however, remains open for business. Curious.

Look, we all know us Philly-area people love a good sandwich. We defend our choices to the death, signing over our allegiances and burning culinary bridges over better toppings, more meat, fluffier bread—any detail contentious enough to acknowledge, we fight over. And, sometimes, it goes too far.

But, Murray’s fans, I warn you: if it was one of you who struck down Hymie’s now, they will become more powerful than ever. [CBS]