Kossar’s Bialys is Now Rolling on Shabbos Open for Saturday Service

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 at 6:01 am by
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Lots of changes on the Kosher front of the Lower East Side these days. Modernization. In just the last year alone we lost Noah’s Ark Deli and the East Broadway Kosher Bakery. And now, under new ownership, Kossar’s Bialys at 367 Grand Street is forgoing the traditional observance of shabbos.

Opening for business on Saturdays is a significant change for the seventy-seven-year-old bakery, which heretofore followed this tenet of kashrut. And it’s not just any normal hours, either. We’re talking midnight closing … you know, to capitalize on the late-night hungry hordes in the area. What’s next, wine and beer pairings?

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Seasoned baker Marc Halprin and partner Evan Giniger together purchased the assets to the iconic brand back in August, and are the third set of proprietors since the bakery opened in 1936.

When reached for comment, Walter Sobchak wasn’t too happy, since he sure as shit doesn’t roll on shabbos…

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