A few months ago, Pratik and Raj Shah, who own a growing empire of upscale groceries throughout the East Village and Lower East Side, told us they were on the prowl for new locations. Below Houston Street, they already operate the “Corner Grocer” at 140 Orchard St. Now they’ve found their new spot: the former home of a tailor supply business, Lichtenstein & Company, at 95 Delancey St.
The Shah family is enthusiastic about this part of the neighborhood, which is increasingly populated by the young, crunchy types who seek out their organic and vegan products. The deal for 95 Delancey was brokered by Ben Landy; the building is owned by ubiquitous LES property owner Baruch Singer. The Buildings Department just recently signed off on a gut renovation of the space, so it’ll be awhile before the new deli opens.
Lichtenstein & Company moved to 206 Broadway in Williamsburg.