The Kibitz Room's Center City outpost has opened the lox (sorry) at 1521 Locust St. (215-735-7305).

It'll close today at 2:30 p.m. because of a private party. Regular hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

A veritable deli war is on its way as Kibitz Room founder Russ Cowan plans to open a branch of Famous Deli at 38 S. 19th St. Cowan sold the Kibitz to Neil Parrish, who owns both the Cherry Hill and Center City locations.