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.