(Courtesy of Katz

(Courtesy of Katz’s)

Not to be outdone by the forthcoming Russ & Daughters Cafe, that other East Houston Street institution, Katz’s Delicatessen, has just announced its own plans for an expansion — albeit a temporary one. As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Katz’s is moving into the adjacent storefront it usually rents out (it was last occupied by Tim Horton’s) and opening The Space, a two-month-long pop-up that will “celebrate all the local artists and designers that live and work and create art down here on the Lower East Side,” per owner Jake Dell.

The Space will open with a launch party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 22, and each month it’ll feature collaborations with four artists who will show their work on the walls and two designers who will display their Katz’s collabs on racks (Dell expects to announce the names on Monday). In addition, the usual Katz’s gear as well as the newly released Katz’s autobiography will be for sale.

And speaking of the new Katz’s book, Dell will talk about it at The Strand on October 24.