Coming Soon: New Pet Supply Store and Vet

Lower East Side pet owners will soon have two new services in the neighborhood. A pet supplies store is opening in the former kosher bakery space at 363 Grand St. near Essex, and a Chelsea veterinarian office is setting up shop at 241 Eldridge St., just south of Houston.

Kosher Bakery Closes For Good at 363 Grand St.; 7-Eleven Plans Progressing

363 Grand St.

363 Grand St.

More change is coming to a stretch of Grand Street east of Essex.  Yesterday was the last day in business for the East Broadway Kosher Bakery, which was located (don’t ask!) at 363 Grand Street.  The owner told us her lease was up and she just couldn’t afford the rent.

The storefront is owned by the Seward Park Co-op and is right next door to Shalom Chai Pizza, a kosher restaurant that remains closed after being shut down by the health department a couple of weeks ago.   Frank Durant, the co-op’s general manager said, generally speaking, there’s been a lot of interest lately in the Grand Street retail spaces (which are located right across from the Seward Park development site).  This particular storefront is small, so it presents some leasing challenges, he said.